'Paddy and Christine McGuinness - Our Family and Autism': The 5 best things on TV, Wednesday 1 December

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Paddy and Christine McGuinness share their family life. (Raw Factual Ltd/Vincent Dolman)

Paddy and Christine McGuinness give an enlightening look at what living with autism is like for them and their three children in BBC One's Our Family and Autism tonight.

Tonight we finally get to see the celebrities' journey back into the castle after Storm Arwen in I'm A Celeb on ITV.

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Sky Atlantic has another date with serial killer drama Dexter: New Blood as the pressures of his new life begin to mount.

Professor Brian Cox brings his series Universe to a close tonight on BBC Two, while Kevin McCloud continues his exploration of Britain's best homes in Channel 4's Grand Designs: House of the Year.

The best things to watch on TV tonight, Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism - BBC One - 9pm

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The couple have three children diagnosed with autism. (Raw Factual Ltd)

The McGuinnesses are always happy to raise awareness of what it's like to parent children with autism, but this documentary is a particularly unflinching look at the challenges they face.

All three of the couple's children have been diagnosed with autism, and recently Christine herself, too.

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Sharing honest and unfiltered views of what their family life is like, they also meet others in the same situation and talk about their changing feelings on the diagnoses.

Universe - BBC Two - 9pm

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The science series draws to a close. (BBC/Lola Post Production)

It's the final episode in the series and this time Professor Brian Cox is telling us all about how the universe came to be.

With a spectacular computer graphics representation of the Big Bang, it kicks off an episode of ponderings on how our world was able to support life.

Dexter: New Blood - Sky Atlantic - 9pm

Dexter has gone back to his old ways. (Sky)
Dexter has gone back to his old ways. (Sky)

The rebooted series about the secret serial killer continues with Dexter's struggle to restart his life in a small town.

By now, we know that Dexter has completely unsurprisingly given into his urges again, and tonight his latest victim's father makes a shock announcement.

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! - ITV - 9pm

Naughty Boy is taking part in 'I'm A Celebrity' to help raise awareness for Dementia UK because of his mum. (ITV)
How will Naughty Boy deal with yet another trial? (ITV)

If last night's episode was a bit of a disappointment on the lack of drama, tonight's update from camp should rectify that.

We finally get to see what happened on the celebrities' big return to camp after Storm Arwen, while Naught Boy certainly didn't look pleased about being voted into another trial last night.

Grand Designs: House of the Year - Channel 4 - 9pm

Kevin McCloud looks at the year's most stunning homes. (Channel 4)
Kevin McCloud looks at the year's most stunning homes. (Channel 4)

The theme for tonight's batch of contenders is houses that solve a problem - and there are some incredibly innovative designs.

One house tackles the problem of being in a flood area, another deals with building in a remote environment, and others sidestep being overlooked, having budget constraints, and problems with converting agricultural buildings.

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