It's Thursday, and you know what that means: The weekend is almost here. Tonight is your last chance to throw yourself down in front of telly before the May Bank Holiday madness begins, so why not kick back, relax and put your feet up?

If you're a big foodie you're in for a treat, because they're picking a new MasterChef champ across the water. Meanwhile, Sheldon's up to his old antics in brand new Big Bang Theory, while the bold and beautiful Hawaii Five-0 team are in a spot of bother. Plus, veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave returns to TV in tonight's Playhouse Presents.

As for us? Well, we know what we'll be watching because, as always, we've got our Top Three TV Picks lined up already:

3. Europa League: Chelsea v FC Basel 3e 7.30pm/ UTV 7.45pm
Will the boys from Stamford Bridge be able to hold the Swiss off on home ground? They're 2-1 up after last week's clash, so all they really have to do now is keep Basel at bay.

2. 12 Year Old Lifer Channel 4 10.00pm
If you've been reading that awful story about the 5 year old who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister, prepare to be horrified. This Channel 4 documentary takes us behind the scenes of one of America's most shocking murder convictions. 2-year-old Paul Gingerich and 15-year-old Colt Lundy shot Colt's step-father dead using his own guns before making their getaway in his car: This is their story.

1. Circle of Friends TV3 9.00pm
Sure where would we be with Benny. Nan, Chris O'Donnell's horrific Irish accent, Alan Cumming's creepy Sean, Colin Firth, and a very very very young Aidan Gillen. Oh, and Mick Lally, of course.