The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 11 March

Amy Johnson
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The top TV picks for Thursday 11 March.
The top TV picks for Thursday 11 March.

This evening's television sees Lorraine Kelly return to the Scottish town of Dunblane, 25 years on from the massacre that claimed the lives of 16 schoolchildren and their teacher.

The presenter, who was reporting on the ground in the aftermath of the shootings, hears from survivors and victims' families.

On Channel 4 there are some canines looking for caring homes on The Dog House while later tonight Funny Festival Live comes to an end.

The Dog House - 8pm - Channel 4

The Dog House Series 2 (C4)
The Dog House Series 2 (C4)

The staff of Wood Green animal charity hope to match up their homeless dogs with the right owners as the Channel 4 show returns for a second series.

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First up an eight-stone Newfoundland makes a goods impression with a family but staff have concerns about his excessive slobbering habits.

Elsewhere, a minute nine-week-old French bulldog competes with a nervous terrier for the hearts of prospective owners Ryan and Katie.

Your Garden Made Perfect - 8pm - BBC Two

Your Garden Made Perfect airs the final episode of the series. (BBC/Remarkable TV/Gary Moyes)
Your Garden Made Perfect airs the final episode of the series. (BBC/Remarkable TV/Gary Moyes)

The garden makeover show reaches the final episode of its first series with Mandy and Chris hoping to overhaul the outside space to their Victorian home in Manchester.

The pair are in a disagreement at what they want from their garden so it's up to designers Helen Elks-Smith and Pip Probert to come up with something to suit them both.

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby - 8pm - BBC Two

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby goes to the Shangri-La. (BBC Studios)
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby goes to the Shangri-La. (BBC Studios)

Monica Galetti and Giles Coren head up to Britain's highest hotel as they work at the Shangri-La in London.

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They end up being blown away by the lengths the hotel goes to in order to create special moments for their guests from bath butlers to marriage proposals.

Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly - 9pm - ITV

Lorraine Kelly and Eamonn Holmes presenting GMTV live from Dunblane Cathedral the day after the shootings. (Alaska TV/ITV)
Lorraine Kelly and Eamonn Holmes presenting GMTV live from Dunblane Cathedral the day after the shootings. (Alaska TV/ITV)

Lorraine Kelly revisits Dunblane 25 years after she was a reporter on the ground when 16 primary school children and their teacher were murdered by a lone gunman.

The presenter talks with those affected by the events of that harrowing day in 1996, including survivors and relatives of those that were killed.

She also explores how the families in the small Scottish town have helped victims of US school shootings.

Funny Festival Live - 10pm - BBC One

Catherine Bohart, Nabil Abdulrashid, Tim Renkow, Zoe Lyons take part in Funny Festival Live. (BBC/Phil McIntyre TV/Ellis O'Brien)
Catherine Bohart, Nabil Abdulrashid, Tim Renkow, Zoe Lyons take part in Funny Festival Live. (BBC/Phil McIntyre TV/Ellis O'Brien)

Funny Festival Live wraps up this evening with Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid hosting the proceedings from the Bedford pub in South London.

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The COVID-safe comedy club welcomes Tim Renkow to the stage as he presents the rough guide to wheelchair use on public transport.

Catherine Bohart and Zoe Lyons complete the laugh-inducing lineup.

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