The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 26 May

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The top TV picks for Wednesday 26 May.
The top TV picks for Wednesday 26 May.

Channel 4 airs the first episode of new drama Before We Die, with the talented Lesley Sharp leading the cast. 

The Swedish drama remake also stars Patrick Gibson, who plays her son. 

Johnny Vegas' glamping adventure comes to an end tonight too but not before another disaster. 

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Plus, it's Winter Week on The Great British Sewing Bee.

Before We Die - 9pm - Channel 4

Dubravka, Davor, Stefan,Christian, Hannah, Billy, Tina, Bianca - the main players of Before We Die (Channel 4)
Dubravka, Davor, Stefan,Christian, Hannah, Billy, Tina, Bianca - the main players of Before We Die (Channel 4)

Lesley Sharp stars in this remake of a Swedish drama, where she plays Bristol-based detective Hannah Laing. 

She's out to find who murdered her co-worker and lover but finds out her estranged son Christian is somehow caught up in the investigation too. 

The Great British Sewing Bee - 9pm - BBC One

Joe Lycett presents The Great British Sewing Bee S7. (BBC/Love Productions)
Joe Lycett presents The Great British Sewing Bee S7. (BBC/Love Productions)

Time to bundle up for Winter Week as the remaining sewers are tasked with making garments to keep warm in the cold months and dazzle in the festive season. 

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First up is a man's flannel shirt in the Pattern Challenge, before they turn scarves into a new outfit for the Transformation. 

Finally, they must create a festive winter party dress with some fiddly fabrics likes velvets and sequins.

The Black American Fight for Freedom - 9pm - BBC Two

Fair Wayne Bryant, who served 24 years in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers under habitual offender laws. (BBC)
Fair Wayne Bryant, who served 24 years in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers under habitual offender laws. (BBC)

Half a century on from the Civil Rights Act, this BBC documentary examines the time the US had the chance to become more equal and why they didn't happen. 

It hears from those at the forefront go the fight for fairness in education, housing and criminal justice in a country where still today Black people are five times more likely to go to prison than white people. 

Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping - 10pm - Channel 4

Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping (Channel 4)
Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping (Channel 4)

It's the final episode of the series and the comedian's glamping site is ready for its grand opening. 

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However, there's a final bump in the road as he and assistant Bev prepare for the arrival of the Maltese bus that started the whole thing and disaster strikes again. 

Scam City: Money, Mayhem and Maseratis - 10.45pm - BBC One

Mobeen Azhar presents Scam City: Money, Mayhem and Maseratis. (BBC/Forest/Leo Fawkes)
Mobeen Azhar presents Scam City: Money, Mayhem and Maseratis. (BBC/Forest/Leo Fawkes)

Mobeen Azhar investigates the story of British student Gurvin Singh who at 20-years-old claimed to have made thousands through foreign exchange trading. 

However, rumours soon began circulating all was not as it seemed and that his claims were a scam. Mobeen uncovers the alleged multi-million-pound scam Gurvin is at the centre of.

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