Dawn Renton takes a look at the week’s TV highlights
Eat Well For Less
(Thursday, BBC1, 8.00 p.m.)
MasterChef ‘s Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin set out to help families with their food shopping - by this they mean spying on the poor mum and dad and are obviously shocked to their core about what they witness. The family featured in this episode want to save £40 a week so they can build a home extension. Can the foodie twosome help?
The Wonder of Animals
(Friday, BBC2, 7.30 p.m.)
Just when you thought that Professor Brian Cox had all the wonders of the world covered, Chris Packham steps up to the plate to bring us his exploration of the animal kingdom’s most resilient characters, albeit on a smaller budget. He starts with penguins, and reveals something I didn’t know – that these hardy wee critters can be found outside the Antarctic Circle, in habitats ranging from forests to beaches. Penguins, on a beach?!
Kings of 70s Romance
(Sunday, BBC4, 10.30 p.m.)
This documentary, narrated by Lesley Joseph, celebrates the unlikely sex symbols from the world of music in the 1970s, when the songs of Gilbert O’Sullivan, Barry White, Leo Sayer, David Soul and Demis Roussos where images of candle-lit dinners, red roses and cosy nights in were brought to mind.
(Tuesday, Channel 5, 9.00 p.m.) Former prison governor and criminologist David Wilson examines the motivations of serial killers, travelling to where they grew up and visiting the scenes of their crimes. A rather morbit programme I’ll grant you that, but it is still also rather fascinating. Perhaps not one for the squeamish.