The 5 best TV shows on tonight - Tuesday 16 February

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The top TV picks for Tuesday 16 February.
The top TV picks for Tuesday 16 February.

This Shrove Tuesday sees the TV schedule largely made up of real-life and documentary series. 

UK viewers who've wanted to watch the new Britney Spears documentary will finally be able to catch Framing Britney Spears from today as it makes its UK debut.

Meanwhile Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home series sees the actor and presenter bring her travels to an end.

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Elsewhere in Manchester, the First Dates team are hoping love is in the air for their patrons. 

Framing Britney Spears - Now TV

The documentary examining Britney Spears' career and the conservatorship she's been under since 2008 has finally made its way to the UK. 

The 90-minute film will air on Sky Documentaries at 9pm tonight and is also available to stream on demand on NOW TV.

Framing Britney Spears focuses on the conservatorship that is overseen by her father Jamie, which gives him the power to control her finances and other aspects of her life. 

It's so far generated a lot of discussion around the mistreatment of Spears in the media too, with her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake among those issuing apologies. 

Inside the Zoo - 7pm - BBC Two

Inside the Zoo goes behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. (Royal Zoological Society Scotland)
Inside the Zoo goes behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. (Royal Zoological Society Scotland)

The cameras go behind the scenes with animals and their keepers at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park in this new series. 

The first episode of the documentary sees the arrival of a new dik-dik to the zoo, but it remains to be seen how well she fits in with the established dik-dik family.

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There's friction between a staff member and one of the animals too as a guinea fowl named Philip takes a dislikes to one of the zoo's longest-serving keepers. Will they manage to sort out their issues? There's only one way to find out. 

Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home - Travels in My Own Land - 8pm - ITV

Joanna Lumley visits the Llechwedd Slate quarry in Wales. (ITV)
Joanna Lumley visits the Llechwedd Slate quarry in Wales. (ITV)

Joanna Lumley wraps up her latest travel series which has seen her travel more close to home than her previous shows. 

The finale sees the Absolutely Fabulous actor travel from North Wales to St Michael's Mount in Cornwall before heading home to London. 

With travel restrictions in place and the future of holidays abroad still uncertain its a fond look at the beauty the UK has to offer and a reminder that there's plenty to explore at home. 

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

Ben Fogle hosts a new series of New Lives in the Wild. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ben Fogle hosts a new series of New Lives in the Wild. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild series gets into its 14th series as he catches up with The Owen Family, the stars of another Channel 5 show - Our Yorkshire Farm

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Over in the Yorkshire Dales he learns how they are coping in the difficult world of farming. 

The programme is an interesting look into alternative, rural living especially considering the questions the pandemic has thrown up about our often hectic lifestyles. 

First Dates - 10pm - Channel 4

'First Dates' is back with new singletons looking for love. (Channel 4)
'First Dates' is back with new singletons looking for love. (Channel 4)

Back at the new First Dates restaurant following its relocation to Manchester there's a new horde of singletons looking for love. 

Those on the hunt for another half in tonight's episode include a beauty queen bricklayer, a financial investigator and a couple of students with different priorities when it comes to conversation. 

Tune in to see if sparks fly or if it's awkward silences aplenty. 

Watch: Britney Spears documentary comes to the UK

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