In episode three of this enthralling 10-part documentary series about Kalu Yala, a sustainability project in Panama, chief executive Jimmy Stice is still living it up at a talkfest in Montana. Meanwhile, the unpaid — nay, paying — interns at the nascent village are asking increasingly tough questions. Are they pioneers or colonists? Is the project doing more harm than good? And where is their money going? “I feel so cheated,” says one. Others are concerned at the rubbish the camp is generating. Many complain they paid $5000 and are expected to work for three months — though that part was almost certainly a case of caveat emptor. Directed with enormous restraint by Ondi Timoner, the meaning of this series is open to audience Comedian Matt Okine claims to have no clue about cooking. After he spends a few minutes in the kitchen with chef Jill Dupleix, I believe him and can even explain why: he is like a naughty child, cracking jokes, asking irrelevant questions. In other words, for many he is very relatable. In this episode, Okine attempts to learn how to cook a lamb roast and make poached eggs with smashed avocados, and also learns carving 101. Happy Valley Friday, 9.20pm, ABC To recast Tolstoy’s famous line, happy valleys are all alike; every unhappy valley is unhappy in its own way. Here in Happy Valley, returning for a second season, the source of unhappiness begins with a simple sheep theft gone wrong, before Back to the Future Part spiralling into a hunt for a suspected serial killer. It’s set in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, and Sarah Lancashire plays police sergeant Catherine Cawood. She discovers the body, before realising she knew the victim. Her nemesis Tommy Lee Royce (played by James Norton) remains in prison but on her mind. And Kevin Doyle plays detective John Wadsworth, struggling to keep an extramarital affair under wraps. Created by Sally Wainwright ( Scott & Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax), Happy Valley is dependably entertaining. The early reviews for HBO’s Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy (Tomorrow, 7pm, Seven) are roundly positive: poignant, not schmaltzy. Marking 20 years since Princess Diana’s death, Prince William and Prince Harry among others remember her with affection. No Andrew Morton, and no Prince Charles. A comprehensive effort to reboot Marvel’s Fantastic Four (Tonight, 7pm, Ten) in 2015 fell slightly flat; it is now considered unlikely the intended sequel will be made. Before its debut, I spoke with Jamie Bell ( Billy Elliot, Turn: Washington’s Spies) who plays Ben Grimm/The Thing: “It was a lot of fun, but physically very hard to do. I was on stilts most of the time for everyone else’s sight lines,” he said of his cast mates Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Kate Mara. “I had 20-30 cameras filming me during every take of every scene. It was a bit like the acting Olympics.” Animated sci-fi series Rick and Morty returns with its long-awaited third season in the US this week, but a local debut is unconfirmed at this stage. So, content yourself with watching the film that inspired it: Back to the Future Part III (Tonight, 7pm, Nine). Instead of Rick and Morty, it’s Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J. Fox), set in the old west.
Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in III