Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (BBC1, 7.35pm) THIS revival of Alan Bennett’s monologues has given some of Britain’s best actors a chance to tackle some great writing. It’s also prompted people who were under the impression that Bennett is “cosy” to have a serious rethink - the new piece, An Ordinary Woman, starring Sarah Lancashire, showed that even in his eighties, the playwright is tackling deeply taboo subjects. The penultimate episode, Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, stars Maxine Peake in a role previously played by Patricia Routledge, as a woman who has a new chiropodist.

Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad (STV, 8pm)

A SPECIAL series looking back at Bradley and Barney’s previous American adventures. After a pit stop at Niagara Falls, the Walshes head to Lake Placid for a game of ice hockey, followed by a stay at the Trapp Family Lodge. Brad and Barney take on a frozen rock face, before dog sledding through a winter wonderland in Vermont. Then, the duo continue on their road trip to take rally cars for a spin on the ice, before bowling at Moose Alley.

Mrs America (BBC2, 9pm)

JUST one look at the cast list alone – which includes Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks and Tracey Ullman – was enough to get many viewers excited about this drama series, and the reviews from America, where it has already aired, suggest it more that lives up to the hype. Set in the US the 1970s, it follows the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash it faced.

Celebrity MasterChef (BBC1, 9pm)

ACTOR Phil Daniels, drag artist Baga Chipz, Olympic hockey gold medallist and sports presenter Sam Quek, conductor for the Kingdom Choir Karen Gibson and TV presenter Dominic Littlewood compete in the kitchen. For their first challenge, they head to the MasterChef Market – stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, herbs and spices.