TV Times top picks for today
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Thursday 11th October
Press, 9pm, BBC1 - last episode of series
The drama ramps up as newspaper editor Duncan’s personal and private lives collide. Things get nasty when his bitter wife Sarah, now loved up with smarmy US billionaire Max, bans him from seeing their child. Meanwhile, rival hack Holly is also out to make Duncan sweat by exposing his liaison with a prostitute and splashing it on The Herald’s front page. A perfect performance by Ben Chaplin as the cold-eyed Duncan finds himself forced to sink or swim. Rating: ****
Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick?, 9pm, BBC2
Scientist Ella Al-Shamahi locks volunteer Aldo Kane, a former commando and all-round tough guy, in an abandoned nuclear bunker. He’s completely alone, with no natural light or devices that tell the time. The aim is to study Aldo’s internal body clock. With no idea what time it really is, how will his body react? Ella also studies two couples who are struggling with their sleep patterns. Can she use the latest scientific research and information about their individual body clocks to improve their lives? An incredibly interesting experiment, but poor Aldo – 10 days in a dark bunker is no fun. Rating: ***
Eat Well for Less?, 8pm, BBC1
Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin are in County Down, Northern Ireland to help the McKinstrys. With Mum and Dad working full time, and four kids and a dog in the house, this busy lot have fallen into bad eating habits. Dependent on costly, calorific ready meals, they would like to save money and lose weight. Gregg and Chris show the McKinstrys some quick and healthy recipes, and help cut their shopping bill. Will they stick to the plan? Rating: ***
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