The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

The Worst Jobs in His­tory, 7.30pm, ABC

Tony Robin­son, whom we last saw in Me & My Mum, tonight takes on the worst jobs of the Ge­or­gians, those pur­vey­ors of the golden age of English art. But the sight of the slightly simian Robin­son butt naked as an artist’s model was too much for me. ‘‘ Tony is a god. He is Apollo, he is Her­cules, he is what­ever you want him to be,’’ mu­seum cu­ra­tor Martin Pos­tle says. I just wanted him to get dressed.

DIY RIP, 8pm, LifeStyle

Bri­tain’s do- it- your­self sec­tor is in trou­ble. The coun­try’s largest DIY re­tailer, B& Q ( think Bun­nings of Bri­tain) is suf­fer­ing fall­ing sales. Could it be DIY is los­ing the bat­tle to GSI ( get­ting some­one in)? Why are stores such as Ikea boom­ing if peo­ple don’t want to do tra­di­tional ren­o­va­tions them­selves? And can host Libby Pot­ter take her eyes off the work­man’s der­riere? Brit- cen­tric, but fun.

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