Tsunami: Wave of Disaster, 8.30pm, Seven This documentary about the tsunami of Boxing Day, 2004, spends a lot of time setting us up with fire dancers and carolling youngsters on Thai islands, with colourful night fishermen off India’s Coromandel coast, in Tamil Tiger territory in Sri Lanka, and of course in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, pictured. The footage is mixed, with attentive eyes on seismographs so we know something ominous is brewing. The idea is that we will register the human face of the disaster, and virtually know the people who are affected by the wave. This works incredibly well, as survivors are able to add voice- overs to awesome disaster footage as it is happening. A beautifully made but horrible reminder of how nature can take vengeance, even in paradise, with scant regard for human life. Scientifically informed, meticulously prepared and researched and, at times, quite terrifying. Man’s Work, 11pm, Seven As far as I can tell, this is about some English loser called Ashley, a waster, who at 35 has never worked a day in his life. Ashley goes around the world taking daft, manly challenges, while continuing to smoke and drink his way to oblivion. In this episode he is exported to Australia, get this, to play an Aussie rules game with the Sydney Swans. Right. That happens all the time. Not without humour (‘‘ crowd surfing,’’ Ashley replies, when asked what his usual sport is), especially of the self- deprecating kind. The featured Aussie rules players relish every imaginable way to Pommie bash, which is moderately satisfying, but the show seems ultimately pointless.