Only Connect Travel Special (BBC2, 8pm)

VICTORIA Coren Mitchell presents the latest special edition of the fiendishly difficult quiz show in which contestants are challenged to make connections between things, which, at first glance, seem totally random. In a travel-themed edition, seasoned travellers the Globetrotters take on the Eurovisionaries, a trio of Eurovision Song Contest aficionados. As usual, patience and lateral thinking could be just as important as knowledge.

Christmas Sales: Supershoppers Special (C4, 8pm)

FOR many shoppers, festive sales are the most wonderful time of the year. However, with retailers desperate to get us splashing the cash, how can we tell if we are getting a bargain or being sold a turkey? Sabrina Grant and Helen Skelton investigate the tricks that retailers use to get us to spend, and reveal the best sales tips, including how to read secret codes on price tags and how to tell when a sale is about to happen.

Alan Carr’s Celebrity Re-Play 2019 (STV, 9pm)

THE comedian and chat show host is joined by celebrity guests for a special games night as they look back at memorable moments from the past 12 months, from Stormzy’s Glastonbury to Boris Johnson’s failed attempt to shut down Parliament. Angellica Bell joins Alan in overseeing proceedings, which features a mixture of comedy moments, surprise guests, and one famous couple having the chance to win £25,000 for charity.

Frankie Boyle’s 2019 New World Order (BBC2, 10pm)

THE comedian returns with his end-of-year special, with guests Sara Pascoe and Miles Jupp helping him dissect the year. The show features a mix of Boyle’s stand-up, reviews and discussion – all in an attempt to make sense of the last 12 months, which has seen Boris Johnson become PM, the further delay of the UK’s exit from the EU, the announcement of a General Election, and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump getting under way.