The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

4 In­gre­di­ents, 7.30pm, Life­Style

Many cook­ing shows are fronted by ex­pert chefs who take a lot for granted in terms of the culi­nary ex­per­tise of the viewer. This one goes in the op­po­site di­rec­tion, pre­sent­ing dishes that can be made mostly with what­ever is ly­ing around, us­ing, you guessed it, four in­gre­di­ents. Though at times pre­sen­ters Rachael Ber­ming­ham and Kim McCosker look and sound like Kath and Kim, be­neath the slightly brash ex­te­rior there’s a tonne of use­ful ad­vice for those who want to keep the flavours hot and the cook­ing sim­ple.

Life at 3: Fight­ing Fat, 8.30pm, ABC1

In shades of Seven Up! , we fol­low our bunch of lit­tle fat­ties to age three, where it is dis­cov­ered one in four tod­dlers is over­weight, and learn what it takes to keep a child on the straight, slim and nar­row. Why is Ben, small­est of a set of quin­tu­plets ( the runt, we might have said, were he not hu­man), at risk of be­ing an obese adult?

Law & Or­der: SVU, 9.30pm, Ten

When a stu­dent is found dead fol­low­ing a party at the house of a cou­ple who have no chil­dren, Stabler ( Chris Meloni, pic­tured) en­lists the help of his own teenage daugh­ter Mau­reen ( Erin Brod­er­ick) to un­ravel a se­ries of float­ing par­ties or­gan­ised via the net. This time, for a change, the vil­lain is a woman, the mother of one of the teens. She has been sup­ply­ing al­co­hol and sleep­ing with one of the boys. Here’s to you, Mrs Robin­son.

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