The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 10 March

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
The TV picks for Wednesday 10 March.
The TV picks for Wednesday 10 March.

Tonight on the small screen sees Jamie Redknapp and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff explore their family histories for the first episode of new DNA Journey series. 

Also on ITV is a new series of Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport as the cameras catch up with the staff battling to carry on in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Meanwhile, the BBC shines a light on an issue that doesn't typically get much coverage as producer Felicity Baker talks about her own experiences with having a stammer. 

I Can't Say My Name: Stammering in the Spotlight - 7.30pm - BBC One

 I Can't Say My Name: Stammering in the Spotlight with Felicity Baker and Sophie Raworth. (BBC/Jeff Overs)
I Can't Say My Name: Stammering in the Spotlight with Felicity Baker and Sophie Raworth. (BBC/Jeff Overs)

BBC producer Felicity Baker puts stammering in the spotlight in this new documentary.

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Baker, who struggles to say her own name, swaps roles with colleague Sophie Raworth to go in front of the camera to talk about what it's like to live with a stammer.

Meanwhile, she also chats with others who experience stammering including a former Welsh rugby international, a rapper and a stand-up comedian.

The Repair Shop - 8pm - BBC One

The Repair Shop Flickball Machine Arrival with Jay Blades, Ruth Banks, Rosalie Burkinshaw, Geoff Harvey. (BBC/Ricochet)
The Repair Shop Flickball Machine Arrival with Jay Blades, Ruth Banks, Rosalie Burkinshaw, Geoff Harvey. (BBC/Ricochet)

In the last episode of the series Jay Blades and the Repair Shop team have four more beloved items to restore.

Metal expert Dominic Chinea works on a crumbling cast-iron gate whose design holds a special connection to its owner's late husband while horologist Steve Fletcher and leather expert Suzie Fletcher are tasked with restoring a watch awarded for bravery in the First World War. 

Elsewhere, upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary tackles a treasured rocking chair while arcade whizz Geoff Harvey takes on a vintage penny arcade game. 

Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport - 8pm - ITV

Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport returns. (ITV)
Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport returns. (ITV)

The usually bustling Heathrow becomes a shadow of its pre-COVID self as a new series shows viewers what life at the airport is like in the middle of a global pandemic. 

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A reduced staff work hard to keep the airport going while health and safety measures must be put in place for the remaining workers and the passengers who are making their way through the hub.

Lost Boy: The Killing of James Bulger - 9pm - Channel 5

Supermarket monitoring camera video: James Bulger holding the hand of one of his murderers. (Photo by Mathieu Polak/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Supermarket monitoring camera video: James Bulger holding the hand of one of his murderers. (Photo by Mathieu Polak/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

The horrific 1993 murder of toddler James Bulger by two 10-year-old boys is revisited in a new two-parter from Channel 5. 

The documentary hears from detectives involved in the case as well as his mother Denise Fergus. It also marks the first time his three brothers, who were all born after his death, speak publicly about their late sibling.

DNA Journey - 9pm - ITV

Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp star in DNA Journey. (Voltage TV and Mitre Television/ITV)
Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp star in DNA Journey. (Voltage TV and Mitre Television/ITV)

ITV's Who Do You Think You Are? with a twist airs tonight as Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff travel around the country together in search of the truth about their separate family histories. 

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With help from DNA technology and a bit genealogy, they are able to learn some new things about their family trees. 

Famous Lancastrian Flintoff is anxious his journey may lead him to Yorkshire while Redknapp, unsurprisingly, goes to London's East End where a mystery is waiting to be uncovered. 

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