The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Tuesday 11 May

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The top TV picks for Tuesday 11 May.
The top TV picks for Tuesday 11 May.

The big event of this evening is the 2021 Brit Awards which will be broadcast on ITV. 

Viewers will notice the presence of a live audience as it's part of the government's live event pilot scheme to help inform policy on getting gigs and the like up and running again. 

Ainsley Harriott's adventures to take him to Morocco just before that, and Hospital returns to BBC Two. 

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Meanwhile, the taboo-tackling drama Three Families concludes tonight. 

Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook - 7.30pm - ITV

Ainsley Harriott at the Moroccan pottery workshop. (ITV/Robert Partis)
Ainsley Harriott at the Moroccan pottery workshop. (ITV/Robert Partis)

The affable chef is in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh this week, where he's getting a pottery lesson ahead of whipping up a delicious meal. 

He learns from Mr Mohammed who's been making making tagines for decades before using one of the pots to make a sweet potato and butternut squash tagine. 

He also uses the road kitchen to prepare some harissa and lemon chicken skewers.

Brit Awards 2021 - 8pm - ITV

Jack Whitehall returns to host the Brits. (John Marshall/JMEInternational/ITV)
Jack Whitehall returns to host the Brits. (John Marshall/JMEInternational/ITV)

The postponed music awards takes place tonight from the O2 Arena, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall for another year. 

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Among the prize-giving viewers can expect performances from Dua Lipa, Coldplay and The Weeknd. 

The Money Maker - 9pm - Channel 4

The Money Maker: Eric Collins with Matthew Jones and his kitchen team (Channel 4)
The Money Maker: Eric Collins with Matthew Jones and his kitchen team (Channel 4)

Entrepreneur Eric Collins heads to Sussex for the second episode of the series, where he visits bakery The Sussex Kitchen in the grip of the COVID pandemic. 

CEO Alex is risking going bankrupt, but Collins aims to help him turn it around through the power of social media and focusing on local opportunities.

Hospital - 9pm - BBC Two

Modern Matron at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. (BBC/Label 1/Ryan McNamara)
Modern Matron at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. (BBC/Label 1/Ryan McNamara)

The medical documentary series revisits University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire trust as the NHS is hit by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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With a large number of patients in need to critical care the Coventry hospital - where the world's first vaccine outside of a trial was administered - and its staff are under huge strain and doctors must make tough decisions. 

Three Families - 9pm - BBC One

Genevieve O'Reilly stars as Rosie in Three Families. (BBC/Studio Lambert/Steffan Hill)
Genevieve O'Reilly stars as Rosie in Three Families. (BBC/Studio Lambert/Steffan Hill)

The second and final part of the impactful drama airs tonight, as Theresa (Sinead Keenan) faces her trial for helping her teenage daughter terminate a pregnancy. 

Orla (Lola Petticrew) insists on supporting her mother when she learns what's happening while Hannah (Amy James-Kelly) has a battle of her own when it comes to campaigning. 

Also, first-time older mum Rosie (Genevieve O'Reilly) finds there's no legal remedy to her pregnancy complications.

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