1/ Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

When?
BBC1, Friday 10.35pm

Why should I watch it?
Jonathan Ross is the national anti-hero. He is a lovable twat who, regardless of his ridiculous voice and silly haircut, is bloody good at squeezing the sweet gossip juice out of famous people. Last week he pulverised jail-bird Boy George and rock ’n’ roll comedian, Tim Minchin, and flirted with FHM covergirl Joanna Page. Yes Jo Page (aka Stacey) may just be the new perfect woman. She is funny, fit and willing to get her kit off for FHM.

Show me where:
Watch it on BBC iPlayer.

2/ Question Time

When?
BBC1, Thursday 10.35pm

Why should I watch it?
Because you need to know what's going on in the world. Nick Griffin is a questionable politician and a racist (fact) and is trying to weasle his way into Westminster. The BBC won the battle against Peter Hain (former minister for Africa) and his band of Griffin haters when they insisted that the BNP leader should be on the show, despite violent protests outside the BBC studios. They may have got him on to the panel, but they provided him with no protection from the inevitable (and arguably deserved) tirade of abuse from the audience and the panelists.

What Griffin shouldn't have said:
'I say that Churchill would belong in the British National Party.'

'A lot of people find the sight of two grown men kissing in public really creepy.'

'I shared a platform with David Duke, who was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a totally non-violent one by the way.'

Show me where:
Watch it on BBC iPlayer.

3/ Masterchef: The Professionals

When?
BBC2, Thursday 9pm

Why should I watch it?
It was food glorious food, hot gull's egg and Brioche in the final cook off of the second series of Masterchef: The Professionals. This series was about real working chefs battling cleaver to cleaver for the title of Professional Masterchef. It's been superb. They've done away with Aussie toff, John Torode, and replaced him with Michelle Roux junior, a two star Michelin chef at London restaurant, La Gavroche.

He is a legend and makes Greg Wallace look like a chubby punter who happened to stumble on to the set. In fairness Wallace does offer some lighthearted humour (and classic soundbytes) to the pretty intense new series. The food was mouth wateringly splendid from start to finish and the final cook off did not disappoint.

Beware: Watching this programme will make you hungry. Really bloody hungry.

Show me where:
Watch it on the BBC iPlayer.