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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.

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