'Murder Island', 'Bake Off' and 'Our Yorkshire Farm': The 5 best things on TV, Tuesday 5 October

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'Our Yorkshire Farm' returns, 'Murder Island' launches and 'Bake Off' reaches bread week. (Channel 5/Channel 4)

Viewers turn detective tonight in Channel 4's new series Murder Island where contestants get the chance to solve a murder mystery.

It's Bake Off night and Paul Hollywood's favourite week as the bakers take on the daunting task of impressing him with their loaves of bread - but who will leave the tent?

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A moving documentary series on BBC Two follows families over two years of a dementia diagnosis in Dementia & Us, showing the realities of living with the condition.

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Tonight also offers two chances to enjoy a view of rural life - with a new series of Channel 5 hit Our Yorkshire Farm, and the last episode of ITV's Wonders of Scotland with David Hayman.

The best TV to watch tonight, Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Murder Island - Channel 4 - 9.30pm

Parm with Graham McMillan and Simon Harding.
'Murder Island' challenges contestants to solve a crime. (Channel 4)

Putting a completely different spin on the murder mystery, this new series sees members of the public compete to try to solve a fictional crime.

The series has been created by bestselling crime author Ian Rankin so expect a gripping tale, which begins with the body of a woman found at an old property she had rented from the pub landlord.

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Amateur detectives investigate the murder to try to catch the killer and bag themselves the £50,000 prize in this Hunted-style contest.

The Great British Bake Off - Channel 4 - 8pm

Ep3.  Noel, Prue and Paul with Juergen.
Bread week has arrived. (Channel 4)

Bread week has arrived in the Bake Off tent, which is simultaneously Paul Hollywood's favourite week, and the one where he's at his most terrifying as a judge.

The bakers must try to impress Hollywood with their loaves and avoid the dreaded soggy bottom, but will anyone manage to rival the infamous bread lion of 2015?

Dementia & Us - BBC Two - 9pm

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Families track their dementia journeys. (RDF Television/Suzie Howell)

New two-part documentary Dementia & Us follows four people diagnosed with the condition and their families over the course of two years.

It shows how their dementia progresses, the challenges they face in everyday life, and the inspiring way their families help them to cope and hang on to some of their treasured memories.

Our Yorkshire Farm - Channel 5 - 9pm

Contributors Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney outside on Ravenseat Farm.
The Owen family are back. (Channel 5)

Hit fly-on-the-wall series about the Owen family Our Yorkshire Farm returns tonight with a new series.

Amanda, Clive and their nine children are juggling home schooling with a bitterly cold winter as they take care of their pregnant flock of sheep.

The programme's Kid Cams give an insight into how the children learn on the job as they take on their own farming tasks that would daunt most adults.

Wonders of Scotland with David Hayman - ITV - 7.30pm

From STV 

Tuesday 5th October 2021 on ITV 

Pictured: David Hayman on the beach near Bass Rock in East Lothian.

The Scottish film actor David Hayman ends his series exploring the scenic beauty, history and culture of Scotland with a journey along the rugged North Sea shores of East Lothian. There he takes a trip to Bass Rock; calls on the ghostbusters of Tantallon Castle and discovers the origins of ScotlandÕs national flag and of Robert Louis StevensonÕs Treasure Island.

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David Hayman visits East Lothian. (STV)

The celebration of Scotland draws to a close with actor David Hayman's trip to East Lothian.

He discovers the origins of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and of the Scottish flag during his adventure along the stretch of coastline.

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