Tonight's top telly includes the return of MasterChef and CrimeCall, The Golden Globe Awards, Eddie Izzard, Max Clifford and The Tonight Show Special Report: Covid, One Year On . . .

Pick of the Day

MasterChef, 9.00pm, BBC One

Long-running hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace return with the Beeb’s cookery competition. This time, of course, under lockdown conditions.

40 contestants are put through gruelling culinary challenges to test not just their skills, but also their knowledge of food and ability to cope in a professional kitchen.

They have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also for the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron, with the first five contestants beginning by preparing their signature dish.

Don't Miss

The 2021 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

Highlights of the awards ceremony celebrating the best in film and TV, hosted by Tina Fey from Manhattan's Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

It’s preceded at 9.00pm by The 2021 Golden Globe Pre-Show, where Sofia Carson and Zuri Hall present the build-up to the awards ceremony from the Beverly Hilton.

New or Returning Shows

CrimeCall, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Once again, Sharon Ní Bheoláin presents the monthly CrimeCall, with appeals for help from the public in solving crimes, featuring reconstructions, CCTV footage, news features and a panel of police advisers taking calls.

The Tonight Show Special Report: Covid, One Year On, 10.00pm, Virgin Media One

On the first anniversary of Ireland's first-ever Covid-19 case, Tonight Show reporters explore the impact of the pandemic on frontline staff and how the vaccine rollout may change everything - for the better.

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Here’s a stand-up performance from the popular British comedian, offering a glimpse into the mind of the surrealist.

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The show was recorded during Izzard's mammoth 2013-14 tour, which took in venues in 27 countries across the world.

Condition Critical: One Doctor's Story - Dispatches, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Filmed over four months, this edition of the investigative programme gives a unique perspective on life on the NHS frontline.

Dr Saleyha Ahsan filmed her own journey through the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, capturing the pressure and personal tragedies she faced with the surge in patients, which included her own father.

This special Dispatches film also shows the emotional and physical burden faced by friends and colleagues, and how they came close to breaking point with the psychological toll of fighting to keep people alive.

Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid King, 9.00pm, Channel 4

British publicist Max Clifford launched the careers of countless stars and had a celebrity client list that included the likes of Simon Cowell and Jade Goody.

He also buried secrets and sold kiss-and-tells that ruined the careers of some of the most powerful people in the UK.

All this made Clifford a hugely influential man who was rarely off TV screens, but in 2014 he was jailed as part of Operation Yewtree's investigations into historic sex crimes.

For the first time, the survivors of Clifford's crimes, women who were as young as 15 when he abused them, tell the story of the real Max Clifford.

It covers the secret life he tried to bury, and the awful impact he had on their lives. There are also explosive revelations about Clifford and the industry that kept his secret for decades.

Shut-Ins: Britain's Fattest People - Where Are They Now? 10.35pm, Channel 4

This special catches up with three people previously featured in the first series of the programme about those living with obesity, finding out how they how they are getting on.

Andrew barely left his house due to his, weight, but is now more active, feels happier and healthier and is also back at work, while bed-bound Claire is now going out every day in her wheelchair.

Emily was unable to stop binge-eating, but her life has been transformed and she's now training as a teaching assistant, enjoys socialising and is able to be the active mum she always wanted to be.

New to Stream

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, Netflix 

Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life and times of The Notorious BIG on his journey from street hustler to rap king.

Ending Tonight

The Bay, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

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It’s the season two finale of the police drama starring Morven Christie as Detective Constable Lisa Armstrong, investigating the murder in Morecambe of prominent lawyer Stephen Marshbrook.

As a confession brings the team closer to the truth, Lisa identifies a suspect, but conflicting accounts leave her questioning who to believe.

Fans of The Bay can look forward to a third and final season, which is set to begin filming in summer 2021.

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