TV tonight: on the trail of Tourette’s – why the sudden rise in tic attacks?

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The Guardian

Britain’s Tourette’s Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt Investigates

10pm, Channel 4

TikTok has seen a rise in videos showing tic attacks and Tourette’s symptoms among young people over recent years – but is the pandemic, and the amount of time spent indoors on social media in lockdown, really to blame? Some experts suggest so, while those living with the tics say that sharing their stories has helped them. Scarlett Moffatt, who experienced tic episodes in her teens, deploys her affability and curiosity to do a sound job of investigating both sides of the argument. Hollie Richardson

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams

8pm, BBC One

In classic inspiring-reality-experiment fashion, the finale sees Flintoff’s young charges falter just before their climactic showdown against a top private school. Can his working-class boys overcome their differences? A practice game against some ex-pros could be just the tonic. Jack Seale

Bake Off: The Professionals

8pm, Channel 4

The semi-final serves up another first: plated desserts without a recipe. In a case of cake it till you make it, Liam Charles and Stacey Solomon set a spectacular five-hour Jurassic Park table scene challenge. Featuring a central macaron cake to serve 40, the professionals aim to avoid a Tyrannosaurus mess. Danielle de Wolfe

Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain

9pm, BBC Two

Lenny Henry’s relatives gave him simple advice: “Integrate!” As his enjoyable, perceptive history of Caribbean cultural influence shows, it wasn’t always easy. This second, concluding part (originally due to air after the first episode a few weeks ago) places the likes of Musical Youth and Smiley Culture in their socio-political context, facing the malign 80s backdrop of the National Front and police brutality. Phil Harrison

Fizz and funny … Christine (Elaine C Smith), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Michelle (Joy McAvoy) and Beth (Arabella Weir) gear up for the Sambuca shots. Photograph: Alan Peebles/BBC Studios

Two Doors Down

10pm, BBC Two

The fifth season of this snappy Glasgow-set sitcom about a street of neighbours continues. Michelle (Joy McAvoy) throws a girls night, with Cyndi Lauper on full volume, sparklers and the booze flowing. But things take an awkward turn when she serves Sambuca shots and lips starts to loosen. HR

Everything I Know About Love

10.40pm, BBC One

Dolly Alderton’s ode to friendship and 2012 fashion (especially Kate Moss for Topshop) concludes. Maggie (Emma Appleton) falls into a whirlwind romance in New York. Back home, Birdy (Bel Powley) is packing up to live with her boyfriend. A bittersweet ending leaves the door wide open for a very welcome second season. HR

Live sport

International One-Day Cricket: England v South Africa Tue, 12.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event
The first of the men’s summer’s one-day international (ODI) series, from Chester-le-Street.

July 19, 2022 at 11:12AM Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Danielle De Wolfe and Phil Harrison

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