Celebrity MasterChef: A Recipe for Success (BBC1, 8pm)

THE first serving of a special run of episodes celebrating 15 years of the show as Gregg Wallace and John Torode look back on the best moments. In the inaugural edition, the duo relive some of the best and worst food from the early rounds of the competition and reflect on the stars’ first experience of the MasterChef kitchen.

To Catch a Sex Offender: Crime & Punishment (C4, 9pm)

NEW series. Today, in Britain, there are more reports of rape than ever before but conviction rates are at a record low. The return of the Bafta-nominated documentary series following the work of police, prosecutors and other law professionals focuses on the challenges of investigating this complex and devastating crime. The programme follows two cases as they move through the system, from the perspective of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service as well as from alleged victims.

The Life & Times of Captain Sir Tom (STV, 9.15pm)

IT was a story that touched the hearts of millions. Captain Tom Moore, a humble ex-soldier from Yorkshire who, aged 99, wanted to raise a few quid for the NHS just by walking laps of his garden. And, as news crews descended on his home to film the great man, that few quid eventually turned into a phenomenal £30 million. Given that achievement, there is little wonder he was recently knighted by the Queen in a ceremony which left countless viewers more than a little teary.

Mandy (BBC2, 9.30pm)

LAUGHS have been in short supply over the past few months, so it’s good to see BBC Two helping to ease any Thursday night blues. Aside from Lee Mack’s new sitcom Semi-Detached, this double bill of shorts from Diane Morgan should help turn that frown upside down. In a sitcom she also wrote and directed, the Afterlife star plays Mandy Carter, a woman with big dreams – and today her dream is to find work.