The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 27 May

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The top TV picks for Thursday 27 May.
The top TV picks for Thursday 27 May.

Noel Fitzpatrick is back on TV tonight with a very personal story, the recovery of his dog Keira after she was hit by a car last September. 

Meanwhile, Breeders returns for a second season of parenting highs and lows on Sky.

Plus there's a revisit to some previous Long Lost Family participants over on ITV.

Supervet Special: Saving My Dog - 8pm - Channel 4

(Trevor Leighton/Channel 4)
(Trevor Leighton/Channel 4)

Noel Fitzpatrick returns with a special on his own pet, his beloved dog Keira who was injured after being hit by a car outside his practice last September. 

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The emotional episode focuses on the 13-year-old border terrier's recovery after suffering a ruptured abdominal lining and urinary bladder, a crushed sacrum and pelvis and a dislocated hip.

Dragons' Den - 8pm - BBC One

Sara Davies tries a product on Dragons' Den. (BBC)
Sara Davies tries a product on Dragons' Den. (BBC)

There's an entrepreneur hoping to sweet talk the Dragons into investing in his naturally derived sugar alternatives in the latest episode of the long-running series, as well as a couple peddling vitamin-infused coffee. 

Also hoping to impress Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies is an inventor with portable children’s suction mats.

The Road to Partition - 9pm - BBC One

Professor Thomas Hennessey, Canterbury Christ Church University features in The Road to Partition. (BBC)
Professor Thomas Hennessey, Canterbury Christ Church University features in The Road to Partition. (BBC)

On June 22, 1921, a fearful King George V and Queen Mary arrived in Belfast for the official opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament.

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This new BBC documentary examines the turbulent history of how Ireland came to be partitioned, a century on from Northern Ireland being established. 

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next - 9pm - ITV

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next - Alice Jones with her brothers John (left) and Sam (right). (ITV)
Long Lost Family: What Happened Next - Alice Jones with her brothers John (left) and Sam (right). (ITV)

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell revisit some of the show's reunited families to see how their relationships have developed since they first featured on the programme. 

They meet Anne Clegg who was reunited with her mother Janet almost a decade ago as she reflects on the impact the relationship has had on her life. 

Plus, they also catch up with Alice Jones who had originally been searching for her young brother Sam.

Breeders - 10pm - Sky One

Daisy Haggard stars in Breeders. (Sky/FX)
Daisy Haggard stars in Breeders. (Sky/FX)

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard are back as beleaguered parents in the second season of the comedy. 

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It kicks off with a bit of a time jump as their kids are now 10 and 12 years old, and Paul and Ally are hoping that means things will be a bit more subdued. 

However, ahead of Luke's 13th birthday he starts going awol, much to Paul's (Freeman) chagrin. 

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