Best on the Box
SBS ONE, 8.30pm
If you’ve ever been called a pessimist and would like to change your negative ways, this doco is a must- watch. British presenter Michael Mosley – a self- confessed Negative Nancy – explores how our personalities are created and tests if they can be changed. He wants to become more optimistic and stop fretting about his future so tries out two techniques said to be able to alter his outlook on life. A fascinating experiment with some surprising results.
Sir David Attenborough ( pictured) is out to answer the questions he’s always had about some of the world’s more unusual creatures. First on his list are Komodo dragons and aphids, and he’s discovering why and how these critters reproduce by virgin birth ( without having sexual intercourse). It’s among many things you’ll learn that you never thought you wanted or needed to know.