The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 12 May

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The top TV picks for Wednesday 12 May.
The top TV picks for Wednesday 12 May.

Toby Jones and Anthony Boyle star in a new one-off BBC drama tonight based on the real story of Brian Wood, a soldier falsely accused of war crimes. 

Elsewhere, financial expert Martin Lewis meets with some savvy savers who are trying to keep costs down through means such as reusing rain water and toilet paper. 

Davina McCall's doing some myth-busting on the menopause on Channel 4 and talking about her own experiences too. 

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The competition continues on Sewing Bee, as does Johnny Vegas' glamping mission.

Martin Lewis' Extreme Savers - 8pm - ITV

Extreme Supersaver 73-year-old Eric Hawkins takes saving water and money very seriously by taking advantage of a free commodity - rain. He collects every drop he can and has managed to cut his water bills by thousands over the years. (ITV)
Extreme Supersaver 73-year-old Eric Hawkins takes saving water and money very seriously by taking advantage of a free commodity - rain. He collects every drop he can and has managed to cut his water bills by thousands over the years. (ITV)

The money saving expert meets some thrifty Brits who have come up with interesting ways to keep their spending down. 

The programme features saver Lee, who was so fed up with flight luggage costs he had a special coat made to put his belongings in as well as he 73-year-old Eric who has slashed his water bills by collecting and using rain water. 

Lewis also speaks with a woman whose family uses reusable toilet rolls. 

Danny Boy - 9pm - BBC Two

Anthony Boyle and Toby Jones star in Danny Boy. (BBC/Expectation TV/Robert Viglasky/Sophie Mutevelian)
Anthony Boyle and Toby Jones star in Danny Boy. (BBC/Expectation TV/Robert Viglasky/Sophie Mutevelian)

Anthony Boyle stars in this new drama based on a real soldier's journey from hero to alleged war criminal after being falsely accused of abuse.

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Jones plays the lawyer investigating the supposed wrongdoing, Phil Shiner, who has since been struck-off. 

The Great British Sewing Bee - 9pm - BBC One

The Great British Sewing Bee moves onto Children's Week. (BBC/Love Productions)
The Great British Sewing Bee moves onto Children's Week. (BBC/Love Productions)

Eight sewers return to the sewing room to take on three more challenges for Children's Week. 

They must make a toddler's romper suit from a pattern consisting of some tricky techniques before letting their imaginations run wild in the Transformation Challenge as they turn adult wet suits into Under the Sea themed fancy dress. 

Finally, some junior models are wheeled in for the Made to Measure as they prepare to create a child's raincoat. 

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause - 9pm - Channel 4

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause (Channel 4)
Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause (Channel 4)

The presenter tells the story of her experience with the menopause, which began at the age of 44. 

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She recounts the hot flushes and mental fog that left her feeling like she was "losing it" and tackles taboos on the subject, like sex and hormone treatment.

Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping - 10pm - Channel 4

Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping (Channel 4)
Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping (Channel 4)

The second episode sees work on the comedian's 1950s bus halt after he's told it's not worth saving and he gets distracted by a vintage camper van. 

His sights also turn to Yorkshire as a new home for his glampsite, however, his business plan is threatened by the coronavirus.

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