TV tonight: three go wild at Alton Towers

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Alex Brooker and his pals get hysterical at the theme park. Plus, which professional cook will win MasterChef? Here’s what to watch this evening


One Night in Alton Towers

9pm, Channel 4

“The worst thing about theme parks is other people,” says Alex Brooker, correctly. So imagine what it would be like to have the run of one, at night, with access to free rides and pick’n’mix? It’s big fun for Brooker and his companions, Josh Widdicombe and Roisin Conaty, although at times it is hard not to wonder what’s in it for the viewers. However, by the end – tired, sugar-crashing and, essentially, adult babies – the trio’s hysteria has become both endearing and amusing. Phil Harrison

The Doghouse at Christmas

8pm, Channel 4

This doggy matchmaking show is already almost excruciatingly adorable – but the festive version shamelessly ramps up the cuteness to new levels. Michael the lurcher has never really had a long-term home before, so how will he be able to handle two very excited children? PH

MasterChef: The Professionals – The Final

9pm, BBC One

The most demanding iteration of the cookery contest reaches its climax. Three chefs remain – and only a perfect three-course meal stands between them and glory. Tonight, stressful kitchen moments will be interspersed with a few personal details about the trio, before their food is presented. PH

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

9pm, BBC Two

A motorcycle smash leaves a chef in critical condition: can the major trauma team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge stabilise the patient and save an arm? The final episode in the current series also features a race against time to relieve a brain bleed. Graeme Virtue

There’s Something About Christmas Movies

8pm, Sky Max

And thus the festive argument rages anew. Is Die Hard really a Christmas movie? There’s no disputing others, of course – everything from Miracle on 34th Street to It’s a Wonderful Life – and here, quiz host Alan Carr invites team captains Michael Sheen and Jennifer Saunders to act them out. Ali Catterall

I Literally Just Told You

10pm, Channel 4

Not just a gameshow, but also an excuse for host Jimmy Carr to smirkily utter the catchphrase: “I literally just told you.” A team of live quiz writers turn facts mentioned during filming into questions that contestants are expected to recall later on, with £25,000 available to those who succeed. Alexi Duggins

Live sport

Premier League football: Liverpool v Newcastle 7pm, BT Sport 1. A tricky trip for Eddie Howe’s men.

International Test cricket: Australia v England 3.30am, BT Sport 1. The first day from Adelaide Oval.

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