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The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Tuesday 2 March

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
The top TV for Tuesday 2 March.
The top TV for Tuesday 2 March.

Stacey Dooley is presenting the BBC's new show DNA Family Secrets which launches tonight, with expert DNA technology on hand to help participants find answers to questions on long lost relatives and potentially inherited diseases. 

Elsewhere some familiar faces like Sheila Hancock, Martin Kemp and Liz Bonnin are exploring the beauty Dorset has to offer on ITV. 

Million Pound Pawn is back following its debut last week, while Interior Design Masters also continues.

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Meanwhile, David Harewood investigates health inequalities brought into light by the coronavirus pandemic in Why Is Covid Killing People of Colour?.

For the Love of Britain - 7.30pm - ITV

Sheila Hancock revisits the beautiful Dancing Ledge rock pools - and some childhood memories. (Multistory Media/ITV)
Sheila Hancock revisits the beautiful Dancing Ledge rock pools - and some childhood memories. (Multistory Media/ITV)

Dorset is the focus in the latest instalment of For the Love of Britain as Julie Walters presents a guide to the county's most beautiful locations. 

Shelia Hancock revisits her childhood memories as the Dancing Ledge rock pools, Martin Kemp takes us to the fishing village of Mudeford and Liz Bonnin heads to Portland Bill, home to millions of migrating birds. 

Plus, Ben Fogle gets a dazzling view of the Jurassic coast. 

Interior Design Masters - 8pm - BBC Two

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr. (BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay)
Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr. (BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay)

The five remaining designers in the competition will be working alone for the first time on Interior Design Masters

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The contestants must do their best to transform individual beach huts into exciting and practical spaces if they don't want to be sent home.

It's the fifth episode of the eight part programme now in its second series.

Million Pound Pawn - 8pm - ITV

Epsom based Pawnbroker John Freeze. (ITV)
Epsom based Pawnbroker John Freeze. (ITV)

Following on from an interesting first episode where one mother earned herself a handsome sum from an antique watch and pair of earrings, the second instalment of Million Pound Pawn dives back into the world of pawnbroking. 

This time around the items that could raise impressive funds for their owners include a Rolex bought for £25 a a boot fair and 20 designer handbags. 

DNA Family Secrets - 9pm - BBC Two

Stacey Dooley fronts DNA Family Secrets. (BBC / Minnow Films)
Stacey Dooley fronts DNA Family Secrets. (BBC / Minnow Films)

Tonight sees Stacey Dooley kick off DNA Family Secrets, a series in a similar vein to Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family.

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DNA technology is employed by experts to help participants discover their family mysteries including 75-year-old Bill who has never known his father, an American GI who had a relationship with his mother toward the end of WWII. 

Elsewhere, 53-year-old Richard is hoping to solve the mystery of his parentage after he found out the man he called dad wasn't biological father.

Why Is Covid Killing People of Colour? - 9pm - BBC One

David Harewood (left) with Paediatrician and health inequality expert Dr Guddi Singh. (BBC / Twenty Twenty Productions Ltd)
David Harewood (left) with Paediatrician and health inequality expert Dr Guddi Singh. (BBC / Twenty Twenty Productions Ltd)

Actor David Harewood fronts an investigation into why Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients have died from COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers. 

He explores what the figures reveal about health inequality in modern Britain through his journey which takes him to visit medical professionals, experts and families affected. 

The one-off episode confronts the devastating impact of discrimination and systemic racism, whether it's conscious or unconscious. 

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