11.00am Phillip’s Live 24 Hour TV Marathon for Text Santa ITV3 – Philip Schofield tackles 24 hours of live TV for the Text Santa Appeal.
9.00pm Wild Weather with Richard Hammond BBC1 – Richard Hammond travels the globe in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather. Richard investigates how wind actually starts. He joins up with an American meteorologist called Reed Timmer and a bizarre vehicle known as The Dominator III. Their aim is to fire a probe into a tornado to measure its speed where it is at its fastest – right next to the ground. Richard also visits one of the few places on the planet capable of duplicating a real-life tornado. The 23 million dollar WindEEE Research Institute in Ontario hadn’t even opened its doors when Richard asked them to take part in an experiment. He also braves the winds and temperatures of -50 degrees fahrenheit to take a trip outside on top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. On April 12th 1934, that station measured one of the highest wind speeds ever measured on land – 231 mph.
9.00pm 17 Kids and Counting Channel 4 – This brand new documentary catches up with the Radfords, Britain’s biggest family, over the course of a year. Things have changed a lot for the family since the cameras were last there, with the older children beginning to fly the nest.
9.00pm Autopsy Five – Part-dramatised documentary series in which forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the medical evidence relating to the deaths of famous people. This time, he picks through the facts surrounding Elvis Presley’s demise at his home in Graceland, using testimony from the singer’s childhood best friend, his cousin and his private nurse as well as the medical facts.
Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm BBC1
Liberty of London, 9.00pm Channel 4
Continuing Series: The Fall, 9.00pm BBC2
24 Hours in A&e, 9.00pm, Channel 4
Babylon, 10.00pm, Channel 4