Forces of Nature (BBC Earth, DStv Channel 184, at 7.29pm)
Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet’s beauty is created by just a handful of forces.
The Chronicles of Nadiya (BBC Lifestyle, DStv Channel 174, at 8pm)
Great British Bake Off 2015 winner Nadiya Hussain visits her family village near Sylhet in the north east of the Bangladesh. Using local produce and techniques, she shares her favourite recipes, including baked fish with green mango chutney and a halva called thoosha shinni. As she cooks she reveals the roots of Bangladeshi cuisine. This trip is also a chance to reconnect with family Nadiya has not seen since her own arranged marriage over 10 years ago, and it proves to be a moving trip down memory lane.
Meet the Putmans (TLC, DStv Channel 135, at 8.55pm)
Bill and Barb Putman believe a strong family bond can occur only if everyone stays together – literally. The Putmans head a household where three generations live in the same house and share everything from one bank account to six bedrooms and only two bathrooms. In addition to Bill and Barb, the supersized group includes their four adult children and their spouses, and (for now) 15 grandchildren. On this TLC series, viewers see the family share their ups, downs, and most intimate thoughts as they live the American dream on their own terms.
Meet the Putmans, who are living the American Dream on their own terms.