ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Alexander McCall Smith’s delightful Gaborone sleuth, Precious Ramotswe, solves cosy crimes while consuming large amounts of red bush tea, ably assisted by Grace Makutsi, with her peerless 97 per cent graduation score from the Botswana Secretarial College. Sunday, 8.30pm, ABC1. ONthe little lacemaking island of Burano, in Venice, settle in for lunch at Ristorante Riva Rosa (orders taken, obligingly, until 3pm). The menu emphasises the seafood of the immediate waters, from grilled scampi and spaghetti tossed with tiny, briny clams to its signature dish of baked salt cod casserole, which comes with a crust of whipped egg whites and sea salt that is cracked open, filleted and served at the table with suitable ceremony. You’ll be welcomed with open-armed hospitality by the Ammendola family; from Venice, catch the Laguna Nord ferry at Fondamente Nuove. More: rivarosa.it. Escape to the Country: The LifeStyle Channel is promoting October as Property Month, fertile ground indeed for DIY nuts, country-bound escapees and all of us who love watching out-of-water Brits make decidedly odd housebuying decisions abroad. Friday, 7.30pm, LifeStyle.