The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 23 June

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The top TV picks for Wednesday 23 June.
The top TV picks for Wednesday 23 June.

Wednesday marked the return of Netflix's Too Hot To Handle, a competition that encourages its participants to be celibate if they want to get their hands on a big cash prize. 

But for those wanting something not quite so lively, Phil and Kirstie are reflecting on 20 years of Location, Location, Location on Channel 4 this evening.

Plus Emilia Fox and David Wilson also try to crack another cold case tonight too on In The Footsteps of Killers.

Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting - 8pm - Channel 4

Phil and Kirstie present Location Location Location (Channel 4)
Phil and Kirstie present Location Location Location (Channel 4)

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp continue to mark 20 years of the property programme by looking back at their pickier house hunters.

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They revisit Ghika and Ronnie whose search area was roughly two square miles as well as musicians Me'sha and Darren who looked at 70 homes before getting in touch.

Before We Die - 9pm - Channel 4

L-R - Dubravka, Davor, Stefan,Christian, Hannah, Billy, Tina, Bianca - the main players of Before We Die (Channel 4)
L-R - Dubravka, Davor, Stefan,Christian, Hannah, Billy, Tina, Bianca - the main players of Before We Die (Channel 4)

The drama starring Lesley Sharp airs the penultimate episode of the series. 

Hannah (Sharp) and Billy (Vincent Regan) have rumbled some of the Mimicas smuggling plans but in missing key pieces of information, it looks as though they could get away with it.

Prodigal Son - 9pm - Sky One

Prodigal Son - Bright is forced to face a troubling secret from his past. (Fox)
Prodigal Son - Bright is forced to face a troubling secret from his past. (Fox)

The crime drama continues with Malcolm (Tom Payne) struggling with troubling memories when there's a murder at his old boarding school. 

Plus, Martin (Michael Sheen) gets closer to fellow inmate Friar Pete (Christian Borle). 

In the Footsteps of Killers - 10pm - Channel 4

Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson. (Channel 4)
Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson. (Channel 4)

In 1967, 19-year-old RAF servicewoman Rita Ellis was killed in a brutal attack with her body found near her base in Buckinghamshire. 

Emilia Fox and David Wilson dive into the cold case as despite a number of leads police never found the perpetrator. 

But due to the age of the case, the pair are challenged to find witnesses and potential suspects from over years ago.

Too Hot to Handle - Netflix

Too Hot To Handle season 2 airs on Netflix. (Netflix/Tom Dymond)
Too Hot To Handle season 2 airs on Netflix. (Netflix/Tom Dymond)

For those who just can't wait until Love Island starts up again next week, the second season of Too Hot To Handle has landed on Netflix. 

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A group of young singletons picked from the UK, the US, New Zealand and Canada believe they are taking part on a new dating show called Parties in Paradise.  

However, instead of the tactile frolics they thought they'd be getting up to, they will have to abstain from inappropriate contact unless they want the $100,000 prize fund to go down. 

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