'Schumacher': The 5 best things on TV on Wednesday, 15 September

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Michael Schumacher keeps an eye on the opposition during practice at Hockenheim  (Photo by Steve Mitchell/EMPICS via Getty Images)
Michael Schumacher's life and career are chronicled by Netflix. (Steve Mitchell/EMPICS via Getty Images)

A major new sports documentary starts streaming on Netflix tonight with Schumacher, revealing the fast-paced world of one of Formula One's legends.

Over on BBC One, Celebrity MasterChef finals week kicks off, while Channel 4's Grand Designs showcases an incredible hypoallergenic house.

Read more: John Torode addresses 'tension' with Celebrity MasterChef co-star Gregg Wallace

Sir Trevor McDonald fronts a two-part investigation into fresh evidence about Fred and Rose West for ITV, while Helen Skelton returns to Channel 5 for a new series of This Week On The Farm.

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Ferrari's Michael Schumacher studies the technical information on the overhead moniters before today's practice at the British Grand Prix  (Photo by Steve Mitchell/EMPICS via Getty Images)
The Formula One legend suffered a tragic ski accident. (Steve Mitchell/EMPICS via Getty Images)

It's one of Netflix's most highly anticipated launches this month and looks like a fascinating watch whether or not you're a Formula One petrolhead.

Michael Schumacher is arguably the greatest ever driver in his sport and has always been an intensely private person, so the documentary about his career and life gives a fascinating insight into his success.

However, it also touches on his terrible 2013 ski accident that left him with life-changing injuries, and with Netflix having no access to what his life looks like now, the documentary leaves viewers with his wife's sad memories of their trip to the Alps that day and the consequences of it.

Celebrity MasterChef - BBC One - 9pm

Finals week begins in the kitchen. (BBC)
Finals week begins in the kitchen. (BBC)

The celebrity finals of the toughest cooking contest on TV get going tonight, running over three evenings before the winner is crowned on Friday.

Five remaining famous contestants will take on a pie-themed challenge tonight, with Tom Kerridge guiding them through cooking for some prestigious guests on Thursday and the trophy awarded on Friday.

Fred and Rose West: Reopened - ITV - 9pm

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Part 1 Wednesday 15th September 2021
Part 2 Thursday 16th September 2021

Pictured: (l-r) Sir Trevor McDonald, Former Met Police Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton and forensic psychologist Dr Donna Youngs,

Two-part programme over consecutive nights presented by Sir Trevor McDonald which follows a team of investigators as they explore new leads suggesting there may be more Wests' victims than their 12 known murders. 

Following new information from documents and witness testimonies, the investigators are led to locations around the country as they search for answers. Locations include fields outside Gloucester, a cafŽ which Fred West visited, and a place known as 'the Farm', where Fred claimed to have buried 20 further bodies.

After new and significant evidence is uncovered, Gloucestershire Police initiate a new operation to investigate the leads. Their investigation is ongoing.

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Sir Trevor McDonald presents a new investigation. (Blinkfilms/ITV)

Sir Trevor McDonald fronts this two-part true crime investigation into two of Britain's most notorious serial killers.

For years it has been suggested that the Wests may have had many more victims than the 12 murders they were tried for, and ITV's documentary uses new techniques as well as experts including a former detective and a psychologist to try to shed some light on the matter.

Read more: Michael Schumacher's wife says he's 'different but here' following ski accident

It makes for unsettling viewing as the team travel to various suspicious sites where it's thought further bodies could have been buried.

Grand Designs - Channel 4 - 9pm

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A family create a hypoallergenic house for their sons. (Channel 4)

Kevin McCloud has tracked all manner of ambitious building projects over the years Grand Designs has been on air, but he shows there is still room for a completely unique idea in tonight's episode.

It follows a family in South West London determined to help their two sons find some relief from their life-threatening allergies by creating Britain's first hypoallergenic home.

The part-submerged house in a back garden plot will filter air and use low-toxin materials to create a stunning safe haven for the family.

This Week On The Farm - Channel 5 - 9pm

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Helen Skelton is back on the farm. (Channel 5)

Presenter Helen Skelton returns with a third series from the Nicholson brothers' South Yorkshire farm.

Autumn means threshing season, featuring as the show's opener, but the brothers also have another big event on their minds as they prepare to welcome a royal guest to the farm.

Watch: Trailer for new Michael Schumacher documentary released

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