Aussie Animal Island
7.30PM, UTV This new series, narrated by Jason Donovan, follows a group of endangered Tasmanian devils – cute carnivorous marsupials – as they are taken from Australian zoos and sanctuaries and released into the wild on a remote island. I mBarr Do Shláinte
8PM, TG4 This new nine-part series, presented by Dr Sinéad O’Beirne, looks at various health issues, beginning with heart disease. An estimated 5,000 people in Ireland have a heart attack every year, and in 80 per cent of cases, simple lifestyle changes would have prevented them. The Great British Bake Off
8PM, BBC2 This week, while the remaining 11 contestants tackle desserts, there’s the first-ever Bake Off burglary, and the tent becomes a crime scene. Ade In Adland
8PM, UTV The first of a watchable two-parter in which Adrian Edmondson explores the advertising archives, tracing how television advertisements have reflected changing British tastes in food and drink. Ros Na Rún
8.30PM, TG4 The Irish-language soap is always full of drama, and tonight’s episode, the first in a new run, is no different, with Jason being rushed off to hospital – and in a coma.
Trauma: Level One
Not the first documentary series about a
trauma unit (remember BBC1’s Life Savers in July?), this two-parter follows the dramatic, challenging and often agonising work of the Southampton major trauma centre.
In the first episode of an interesting new series, experts forensically test what are claimed to be an expensive Stradivarius violin and an Andy Warhol painting – but are they fakes or the real thing?
The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese
This documentary tells the muchpublicised story of a woman from southern England who was rushed to hospital with what seemed to be a severe migraine – and woke up with a Chinese accent.