Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas (Channel 4, 8pm)

KIRSTIE Allsopp presents a special episode of the daytime craft show, offering a guide to homemade creations to make Christmas a bit more special. Among the ideas featured in the show are recipes for handmade cheese and candied pecans, as well as two different festive cocktails with bitters. Kirstie’s suggestions for projects include an alternative to the traditional tree that will not shed pine needles and a selection of dazzling decorations.

Amazing Spaces: Northern Lights Adventure (Channel 4, 9pm)

FINLAND has some fantastic hidden architectural gems. Beginning in the heart of the country, George Clarke and master-craftsman Will Hardie explores an iconic Finnish lodge on the edge of a frozen lake. They cross the country and head into the Arctic circle in pursuit of the northern lights. Along the way, we witness a collection of 60 tree houses, a mini city of igloos, and a cabin built in two weeks. Plus, Clarke takes a husky ride to the most northern stop, at Lake Inari. There he visits a caravan on skis, and Hardie sees the city built underneath Helsinki.

Rick Stein’s Secret France (BBC Two, 9pm)

THE amiable chef has served up a feast of fascinating shows in recent weeks, and naturally he’s saved the best until last with trips to the Languedoc and Provence. On the menu in the border town of Uzes is salt cod. Rick is also impressed by an array of French patisserie. Next stop is the harbour town of Cassis, where he tries North African lamb chorba cooked by a local fisherman. And back in his country kitchen, our host prepares a confit tomato and aubergine tart tatin.

The Apprentice: The Final Five (BBC1, 12.05am)

AN in-depth profile of the five candidates who have made it through to the 2019 final. The programme examines what drives the would-be entrepreneurs, and looks back at the highs and lows of their time on the series. Featuring contributions from family and friends, as well as Alan Sugar’s faithful aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, who offer their assessment on how the finalists have fared so far.