Best on the Box

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

ABC1, 7.40pm

A touch­ing Grand De­signs fol­lows an ex­tra­or­di­nary cou­ple try­ing to make the most of a bad sit­u­a­tion. Royal Ma­rine Cap­tain Jon White lost his legs and right arm when he stepped on an ex­plo­sive de­vice while on duty in Afghanistan. When he re­turned home his house was no longer suited to his needs, so the pair were forced to build a new one – and that’s where the cam­eras come in. The ar­chi­tect’s plan is in­spir­ing – glass walls, open space and a wing- like roof – but on a small budget they’re forced to en­list the help of char­i­ties, which plays havoc with the time­line. As al­ways, Kevin McCloud ( pic­tured) of­fers his two cents.

SBS 2, 9pm

This show which ir­rev­er­ently tack­les the “big” is­sues tack­les the story of the man with the 60kg scro­tum. Wes­ley War­ren Jr died ear­lier this year, af­ter ris­ing to no­to­ri­ety when his med­i­cal con­di­tion n was re­vealed on a Bri­tish doc­u­men­tary in 2013. The Soup in­ves­ti­gates in its typ­i­cally out­ra­geous style whether his ex­cess bag­gage is a help or hin­drance. As al­ways, it’s heavy with acer­bic wit.

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