Lyndey's Cracking Christmas, LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm

AUSTRALIAN foodie Lyndey Milan strikes a good balance in this first episode of her Christmas two-parter. The big centrepieces - the glazed ham and the turkey with sausage-meat stuffing - look easy enough for anyone to make. But there are also some more labour-intensive bits and pieces for those who have the time and the inclination. The first of these is an entree of smoked-trout mousse. Then there's a cranberry and apple relish and a concoction of mustard and glaced fruits to go with the ham. For sweets there's white chocolate rocky road and mini Christmas cakes with egg-nog-flavoured buttercream icing. Milan is an appealing, unpretentious presenter who provides plenty of good tips, such as warming up the ham in the oven to make it easier to pull the skin off. Next week is seafood and duck.

Bunheads, Fox8, 7.30pm

OUT of tragedy comes a thoroughly enjoyable episode filled with witty repartee and the occasional touching moment. Last week, Las Vegas showgirl Michelle (Tony-winner Sutton Foster) married her dorky suitor, Hubbell, and moved to his sleepy home town, only for Hubbell to die in a car accident. Tonight, Michelle finds herself adrift in the kooky, close-knit community (which now includes Little Shop of Horrors' Ellen Greene), while Hubbell's mother, Fanny (Gilmore Girls' Kelly Bishop), loses the plot as she tries to come to terms with her loss. Series co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino keeps the dialogue crackling.

Meow Meow's Little Match Girl, Studio, 9.30pm

The Australian cabaret artist's triumphant show in the Spiegeltent at this year's Sydney Festival.

Secret Brazil, Nat Geo Wild, 7.30pm

The first episode of the new documentary series heads into jaguar territory.

Secret Millionaire UK, LifeStyle, 8.30pm

Invariably moving series in which rich folk go undercover and help the needy with large cheques.