TV Times top picks for today
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Wednesday 9th May
Britain’s Fat Fight, 9pm (times vary), BBC1
The final episode in this inspiring series sees Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall take on the might of junk food marketing. He compares it to healthy food campaigns and is shocked by the difference. He also convinces a GP surgery in Bristol to trial weighing every patient before they see a doctor to see if a dose of reality can help tackle the obesity crisis. Hugh returns to Newcastle to review his ambitious target of the city losing 100,000lb – have those Geordies lost anywhere close to that? After a trip to the Tory Party Conference to drum up support, he reveals his grand plan to tackle this health crisis once and for all – with a little help from fellow crusader Jamie Oliver. Rating: ****
Love in the Countryside, 9pm, BBC2
It doesn’t seem fair to have a favourite farmer in this warm-hearted matchmaking show but if we did, professionalism would prevent us revealing who… (Pete). In this week’s episode, Pete, 52, and Ed, 25, bring a new meaning to ‘threesome’ when they invite three would-be suitors to spend time at their farms. While dairy farmer Ed treads carefully with Megan, Lisa and Rebecca, Pete hopes to impress Helen, Caroline and Francesca with a home-cooked meal. He rustles up yorkshire puddings and roast beef but fails when it comes to dessert. ‘I ought to get some blackcurrants and make a crumble but I have a Viennetta in t’fridge. That’ll do.’ Forget dinner, we want to know if things will heat up with flirty Francesca! Rating: ****
The Secret Life of the Zoo, 8pm, C4
In the wild only the strongest survive, but at Chester Zoo the most vulnerable animals always get a helping hand. The keepers are worried in the penguin enclosure as they need to move the birds while their island has a makeover. They are especially concerned for OAP couple Rudd and Spike, who are both in their twilight years and not known for coping well with change. There is also a problem in the African painted dog enclosure as one of the new pups, Mosi, isn’t mixing with the pack. Finally, the keepers need to step in to help orangutan toddler Tripa, who isn’t developing as fast as he should be. Rating: ****
More previews tomorrow.
David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.
Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough.
David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.
Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!
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