'Winterwatch', 'Rules of the Game', 'Ghislaine, Prince Andrew & the Paedophile': The 5 best things on TV, Tuesday 18 January

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What to watch on TV tonight. (The Forge/Channel 5/US Attorney's Office)
What to watch on TV tonight. (The Forge/Channel 5/US Attorney's Office)

Tuesday night's unmissable TV includes a new series of Winterwatch on BBC Two with Chris Packham and co back at Norfolk's Wild Ken Hill.

Rules of the Game, starring Maxine Peake, airs its final two episodes on BBC One this week where we'll find out more about who died in reception in episode one.

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Topical documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew & the Paedophile takes a closer look at the royal scandal and the story from the US side with Ranvir Singh on ITV.

We'll also be discovering more about The Secret Life of Our Pets on ITV, while Ben Fogle travels to Greece for Channel 5's New Lives in the Wild.

The best things to watch on TV tonight, Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Winterwatch - BBC Two - 8pm

Programme Name: Winterwatch 2022 - TX: n/a - Episode: Winterwatch 2022 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Iolo Williams - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jo Charlesworth
Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams kick off a new series. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

The first in the 2022 instalments of the popular BBC wildlife series starts tonight as Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams explore the season's nature.

In this series, the team are back at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk where they'll be tracking stoats, otters and wading birds amongst other wildlife, while Williams visits the Isle of Mull.

Rules of the Game - BBC One - 9pm

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 04/01/2022 - Programme Name: Rules of the Game - TX: n/a - Episode: Rules of the Game - Ep2 (No. 2) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Gareth (KIERAN BEW), Anita (ALISON STEADMAN), Owen (BEN BATT), Sam (MAXINE PEAKE) - (C) The Forge - Photographer: Matt Squire
The company's reputation continues to unravel. (The Forge/Matt Squire)

The second half of BBC's drama about toxic workplace culture begins this week as Maxine Peake's sportswear COO Sam struggles to balance her home and work life, especially as revelations about the company keep coming thick and fast.

We'll also learn who it was that died in reception at the start of the series.

Read more: The most exciting TV coming up in 2022

Ghislaine, Prince Andrew & the Paedophile - ITV - 9pm

From Freemantle Media 

GHISLAINE PRINCE ANDREW AND THE PAEDOPHILE  
Tuesday 18 January at 9pm on ITV

Pictured: Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey EpsteinÉbeloved to be taken on Epsteins private jet

As Ghislaine Maxwell awaits sentencing in a New York prison ITV's Ranvir Singh unravels the story of how an entitled daughter of a billionaire sank into shame and disgrace through her friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  Ranvir also explores how  Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son, is now embroiled in the scandal as he faces his own possible civil court case brought by Virginia Giuffre. He denies any wrongdoing.   

Maxwell's trial shone a spotlight on the lifestyle of her, Epstein and their circle, including private jets, New York mansions and luxury exotic islands. Ranvir explores Maxwell and Epstein's extensive network of rich, powerful and famous friends, speaking with some of those in their 'Little Black Book' of contacts and examining evidence from the trial including flight logs from Epstein's private planes listing famous passengers.  

Ranvir speaks to survivors who tell her Maxwell was equally to blame for using her influence as a woman to persuade them into Epstein's web of abuse. She also speaks to a member of the jury who reveals how the 12 made up their minds to convict Maxwell after 40 hours of deliberation. 

(C) U.S. Attorney's Office/Handout picture

For further information please contact Peter Gray
Mob 07831460662 /  peter.gray@itv.com

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The documentary looks at the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. (U.S. Attorney's Office/Handout picture)

It's the royal scandal that keeps rumbling on and as Ghislaine Maxwell awaits sentencing in New York, presenter Ranvir Singh delves into the murky story.

She looks at how the privileged socialite ended up linked with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and what Prince Andrew's part in their web of famous contacts was.

The Secret Life of Our Pets - ITV - 8pm

From Oxford Scientific Films

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 
Ep2 Intelligence 
Tuesday 18th January 2022 on ITV 

Pictured:   Young boy and girl holding Guinea Pigs 

We get inside the minds of our pets to discover how our pets are using their intelligence to conquer the human world. Using skills developed in the wild we discover how budgies pick intelligence over looks and why parrots are so good at dancing, how rats can learn to drive cars, a rabbit can play basketball and tortoises can solve a maze.  With the help of the latest science we reveal how our pets are smarter, funnier and more adaptable than we ever thought possible. And in a timely reassessment of how good our pets brainpower really is, this film demonstrates how the happier and more stimulated our pets are the smarter they become.

(C) Oxford Scientific Films 

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peter.gray@itv.com  

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Discover the amazing intelligence of pets. (Oxford Scientific Films)

Pet owners will love this series, tonight looking at the hidden depths of domestic animal intelligence.

Tortoises can solve mazes, rats can drive racing cars, rabbits can play basketball, and there's even a dog who develops a sympathy limp while its owner is injured.

Read more: Everything new streaming on Disney+ this January

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild - Channel 5 - 9pm

Contributor Sandy with Presenter Ben Fogle sat outside the contributor's property in Greece
Ben Fogle visits Sandy in the Greek Islands. (Channel 5)

Outdoor enthusiast Ben Fogle continues his series meeting the people who've done what many dream of - leaving urban life behind for a home in the wilderness.

Tonight, he spends time with Brit Sandy who has moved to a Greek island far from the usual tourist hotspots and set up an animal shelter high on a hilltop.

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