TV Times top picks for tonight
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Tuesday 13th February
Shetland, times vary, BBC1
If you have murder mystery fatigue, don’t worry – Shetland returns tonight with a pithy six-part series, which is the TV equivalent of a bracing sea wind. Feelings are running high on the islands when Thomas Malone is acquitted and released from prison after serving 23 years for the murder of Lizzie Kilmuir. When another young woman is killed shortly after Thomas’s return, Jimmy (Douglas Henshall) finds himself simultaneously investigating a cold case and a shocking new one… Broody and thoughtful, Shetland relies less on graphic violence, preferring tension and suspense. Sean McGinley and Stephen Walters guest star. Rating: *****
Joe Wicks: The Body Coach, 8.00pm, C4
Personal trainer and best-selling author of Lean in 15, Joe Wicks bounces onto our screens this week to help people struggling with fitness and food issues. The new two-part series follows the classic “fat to fit” formula, with the simple message of move more and eat healthily. In this first programme, energetic Joe cheerleads gin-and-tonic-loving teacher Asa to get in shape before his wedding. He’s also on hand to help university student Hannah drop a dress size before her graduation day, while encouraging her mother, Liz, who has Type 2 diabetes, to take control of her health. Warning: Joe’s enthusiasm is infectious and you may find yourself doing some burpees while watching… Rating: ****
Back in Time for Tea, 8.00pm, BBC2
Sara Cox continues to help the Ellises navigate their way through the decades, and it’s now 1945. The family are pleased with their updated home, a brighter kitchen, complete with "modern" gas cooker. They still have their meat safe and a larder (no fridge) and there’s a single, dripping cold tap at the sink. With post-war Britain still under strict rations, Lesley’s task is to cook a tasty tea with very few ingredients. Cow heel pie is on the menu, and for breakfast… pilchards in semolina?! Hurray! Later, guest star John Craven shows their son Harvey the latest craze among 1940s teenagers – trainspotting! Rating: ****
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