The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 28 April

Amy Johnson
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The top TV picks for Wednesday 28 April
The top TV picks for Wednesday 28 April

Ahead of Line of Duty's finale on Sunday, BBC Two is airing the final instalment of the documentary on police corruption and how the first anti-corruption unit came to be. 

Meanwhile Linda Adey fronts an investigation into the presence of racism in Britain's universities later tonight on BBC One. 

Plus Sewing Bee, For the Love of Dogs and The Repair Shop all return this evening for some comfort viewing. 

The Repair Shop - 8pm - BBC One

The Repair Shop - Sit-On Roundabout Arrival. (BBC/Ricochet)
The Repair Shop - Sit-On Roundabout Arrival. (BBC/Ricochet)

The comforting programme returns as Jay Blades and the team take on some more touching restoration projects. 

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This time they're tackling an old roundabout that reminds owner Stella of the childhood of her three daughters, one of whom sadly died in 2016. 

A Texan side saddle, a WWI dominoes box and a mechanical teddy gifted to an adopted girl on arrival in the UK are also in line for a repair. 

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs - 8pm - ITV

Paul O'Grady with an American Bulldog called Sky heartbroken to leave her owner. (ITV)
Paul O'Grady with an American Bulldog called Sky heartbroken to leave her owner. (ITV)

The presenter is back at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and this time he's meeting dogs who need him to go the extra mile to find a new home. 

This week he gets acquainted with an American Bulldog devastated to be parted from her owner and two Shih Tzu sisters from a puppy farm who need to learn about domestic life. 

There's also a Battersea resident who isn't a fan of the kennels but loves peanut butter. 

The Great British Sewing Bee - 9pm - BBC One

Sewing Bee's Patrick Grant, Esme Young, Joe Lycett. (BBC/Love Productions)
Sewing Bee's Patrick Grant, Esme Young, Joe Lycett. (BBC/Love Productions)

Joe Lycett and judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant task the remaining sewers with a gent's classics week. 

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The competitors have to create baker boy caps in the first tailoring test before moving on to the Transformation Challenge where they must transform secondhand men's jackets into a woman's garment. 

For the Made to Measure challenge a casual utility jacket is on the cards, but who will be packing up their needle thread and sent home? 

Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty - 9pm - BBC Two

Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty - Lew Tassell. (BBC/Lew Tassell)
Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty - Lew Tassell. (BBC/Lew Tassell)

The final episode of the documentary series airs tonight as it gets into the events of the late 1970s. 

The focus is on armed robberies and how the evidence was watered down while criminals were getting bail. 

Police corruption had got out of control in the City of London's CID prompting the launch of investigation Operation Countryman. 

Is Uni Racist? - 10.45pm - BBC One

Linda Adey presents Is Uni Racist? (BBC/Perfect Storm Productions/Dean Webster)
Linda Adey presents Is Uni Racist? (BBC/Perfect Storm Productions/Dean Webster)

Linda Adey leads an investigation into whether universities in Britain are a safe space for students of colour and what happens when they raise complaints. 

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She hears from a 19-year-old student in Manchester who was believed to be a drug dealer by security as well as students who experienced alleged racism at an Oxford college. 

The programme is also already available to watch on iPlayer. 

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