The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Tuesday 25 May

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The top TV picks for Tuesday 25 May.
The top TV picks for Tuesday 25 May.

Pastry chefs begin to battle it out in new a series of Bake Off: The Professionals tonight as they whip up some mouth-watering confections. 

While the weather at the moment may not be reflective of the season, nature lovers will be pleased to learn Springwatch is back too. 

Elsewhere, shows such as The Money Maker and Hospital continue.

Bake Off: The Professionals - 8pm - Channel 4

Liam, Benoit, Tom and Cherish - Bake Off: The Professionals (Channel 4)
Liam, Benoit, Tom and Cherish - Bake Off: The Professionals (Channel 4)

A new horde of chefs are welcomed into the kitchen as they aim to be named the best patisserie team in Britain. 

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They must create 24 items of two miniature classics, the Tarte Piémontaise and the Jaffa Cake.

Experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden are back to judge alongside returning presenters Tom Allen and Liam Charles. 

Springwatch - 8pm - BBC Two

Springwatch 2021 stars Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Iolo Williams, and Gillian Burke. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)
Springwatch 2021 stars Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Iolo Williams, and Gillian Burke. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

Springwatch returns with presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke appearing in different locations around the UK.

Chris and Michaela are at Wild Ken in Norfolk looking at birds while Iolo's investigating the red deer in Scotland. 

Elsewhere, Gillian dips into Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. 

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)

For the final episode of the series, entrepreneur Eric Collins visits a mobile barbers in need of a boost.

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Trim-It has potential but isn't growing very fast, so it's up to owner Darren to see if he'll listen to Eric's advice.

Hospital - 9pm - BBC Two

Advance Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. (BBC/Label 1/Ryan McNamara)
Advance Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. (BBC/Label 1/Ryan McNamara)

This episode explores Coventry University Hospital's busy maternity unit as lockdown has lead to a baby boom. 

The unit also holds a specialist Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, which is one of only four in the UK. 

One in four women estimated to experience at least one miscarriage and there is currently no known cause found in half of all miscarriages, but consultant obstetrician Professor Siobhan Quenby wants to change things.

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer - 10pm - BBC Four

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer. (BBC/Nutopia/Patrick Acum)
Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer. (BBC/Nutopia/Patrick Acum)

It's Medical Drugs under the microscope in the second episode of the series looking at medical advancements that changed lives. 

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The programme looks at the rollout of penicillin following Alexander Fleming's famous discovery as well as how rational drug design in the 1980s led to the development of antiviral drugs from treating HIV. 

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