'The Apprentice', 'Dragon's Den', 'Screw': The 5 best things on TV tonight, Thursday 13 January

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The TV highlights tonight. (BBC/Channel 4)
The TV highlights tonight. (BBC/Channel 4)

Tonight's unmissable TV includes the second episode of The Apprentice's comeback series, which gives candidates the impossible task of getting children to brush their teeth tonight.

BBC One also features Dragon's Den which includes some brilliant eco-friendly pitches tonight, while if you're thinking about your impact on the environment you'll also want to catch Channel 5's Go Veggie and Vegan with Matt Tebbutt.

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Comedy drama Screw catches up with the prison officers and inmates in the second episode of the new Channel 4 series.

And Martin Clunes makes us all jealous with his new travel documentary Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific on ITV.

The best things to watch on TV tonight, Thursday 13 January, 2022

The Apprentice - BBC One - 9pm

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Lord Sugar sets the candidates a tough task. (BBC/Ray Burmiston)

This week, Lord Sugar and his aides have really set up the candidates for potentially awkward TV gold.

In their latest task, they'll have to invent and market an electric toothbrush aimed at six to eight-year-old children and design an app to encourage them to brush their teeth.

Read more: Meet The Apprentice 2022 candidates

Children, teeth brushing, nowhere near enough time to complete the task - what could possibly go wrong?

Dragon's Den - BBC One - 8pm

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The Dragons get their cheque books out for a decorating pitch. (BBC/Andrew Farrington)

BBC One gets down to business on Thursday nights with Dragon's Den leading straight into The Apprentice.

New Dragon Steven Bartlett is settling into his role and tonight's episode features some brilliant eco-friendly pitches, including beauty products that reduce plastic in the bathroom and a possible solution to canine pollution.

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But the big draw for most of the Dragons is an environmentally friendly range of decorating products that has them reaching for their cheque books.

Screw - Channel 4 - 9pm

Nina Sosanya stars in the prison drama. (Channel 4)
Nina Sosanya stars in the prison drama. (Channel 4)

New prison comedy drama Screw launched last week, starring Nina Sosanya as prison officer Leigh Henry.

She is under increasing pressure to show her birth certificate if she wants to be promoted, while an unusual tactic to help an inmate who's being targeted by other prisoners proves controversial.

Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific - ITV - 9pm

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Pictured: Martin Clunes (right) attempts the ÒMarquesian HakaÓ with Island Horseman Jeremy (left) on the remote Marquesas Islands in the Pacific 

Martin explores French Polynesia through French baguettes and coral wine, and on a Polynesian outrigger canoe. He swims with sharks, investigates Marlon BrandoÕs wildlife programme, and sails to the remote Marquesas to meet a local horse whisperer.

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Martin Clunes explores French Polynesia. (Buffalo Pictures)

Actor Martin Clunes returns to his sideline of travel presenting in the sort of series that will leave most viewers green with envy after the travel restrictions of recent years.

Clunes kicks off his tour of the Pacific with French Polynesia, a paradise of white sands and blue waters where he swims with sharks and visits a luxury eco-hotel built on an island previously bought by Marlon Brando.

Go Veggie and Vegan with Matt Tebbutt - Channel 5 - 7pm

Matt Tebbutt
Matt Tebbutt shows how to enjoy your favourite dishes without meat. (Channel 5)

If you're doing Veganuary this year, or simply aiming to reduce your meat consumption in 2022, Matt Tebbutt is your man.

He shows the tips and tricks to go veggie or vegan without missing out on favourite dishes by creating some delicious meat-free alternatives.

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