Midweek telly highlights for September 13th with ATV Today Editor Doug Lambert.

BBC Highlights

How to Stay Young, BBC One, 9pm

Did you know we have two ages – our actual age and a body age – and scientists have discovered that our lifestyles affect how we age. Thanks to modern lifestyles many of us are ageing too fast and have a body age much higher than it should be.

Dr Chris van Tulleken and Angela Rippon join some of the country’s leading health experts to turn around the lives of people whose bodies are much older than their actual age. Using the latest scientific research on ageing, the expert team will try to help volunteers by giving them a complete lifestyle overhaul that will bring their body age closer to their birth age in just 12 weeks.

Working alongside the Institute For Ageing at Newcastle University the team has built the ambitious ageing lab, where they will be testing some the country’s worst offenders to get the most complete picture of how they are ageing. The results from these tests will give us their real body age, and allow us to give them a personal plan going forward.

In episode one, We’ve invited a group of ordinary Brits to our anti-ageing lab to take part in one of Britain’s biggest ever ageing experiments to find out their true body age – and the results are shocking.

Many of us are ageing much faster than we should be. Fifty one year-old Patrick Luckie (pictured) sees for himself how much damage his diet is doing to his heart; 54 year-old Harminder Balla knocks years off her body age by overcoming chronic stress, and 47 year-old Jenifer Tutty uses a radical new technique to cure her insomnia.

The Other One, BBC Two, 10pm

The Other One is a narrative comedy about a girl called Catherine Walcott. And another girl called Catherine Walcott. Sisters who had no idea the other existed until their father drops dead.

The 30-minute comedy pilot stars Siobhan Finneran, Rebecca Front, Ellie White, Lauren Socha and Amit Shah.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games, BBC Two, 6pm

House Of Games continues as each week a group of four celebrities go toe to toe in testing their general knowledge skills in a variety of entertaining trivia-based games.

This week Richard has welcomed Angela Scanlon, Clive Myrie, Sara Pasco & Rick Edwards to take on a series of challenging quiz games.

A daily winner is declared at the end of each show with the scores tallied across the week resulting in an overall champion being crowned on Friday.


Love Your Home and Garden, ITV, STV and UTV, 8pm

This week, Alan and his team head to the home of Richard and Ann Price in Chester. The couple have fostered 20 children over the last ten years, and they are both dedicated to their charity work.

Their garden is one of the ugliest Alan has ever encountered; just concrete and chipping stone resembling a car park, with no greenery on show. The team transform the space, cleverly reconfiguring the house and creating a direct connection to a sweeping country-style garden.

This Morning, ITV, STV and UTV, 10.30am

On Wednesday’s show, Cheryl reveals her exclusive beauty secrets and explains how her regime has changed since becoming a mum.

Also hold onto your underpants, or indeed knickers as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are joined by Paddy McGuinness who is in the studio to discuss tribute acts and Keith Lemon is ready to squeeze more of his celebrity juices.

And the social media story that left people baffled and amused; Philip and Holly get to meet the student whose Tinder date ended with a poo stuck in a window and a visit from the fire brigade.

 

ITV Highlights

The only Way Is Marbs, ITVBe, 10pm

The Essex favourites were seen jetting off to Marbella in the Sunday return episode of TOWIE for a trip that features plenty of scripted tears, friendship fall-outs, insecurities and new romances.

Re-joining the current cast are Mario Falcone, Lauren Pope and Mike Hassini. Chloe Sims comes face to face with Pete for the first time since he reconciled with girlfriend Megan. As he explains his recent distance, Chloe is in no mood for forgiveness. Can Pete rekindle their long standing friendship, or is their Marbella bust-up the final nail in the coffin?

Amber T’s relationship with Dan hits yet another complication when Gemma reveals what Dan has been saying about her. Has this Essex romance reached breaking point? In the second episode of the week, Jon Clark finally arrives in Marbella and sets his sights on Lauren, but is this just a holiday romance or the real deal?

The Girlband take steps to reconcile after a year of animosity. Gemma and Bobby visit Elliott Wright and his fiancee Sadie, and Elliott gives Gemma some advice. Pete and Megan discuss the divide between them and the rest of the group, and Lockie finally approaches Georgia over the hostility between them.

House of Games with Richard Osman, continues tonight at 6pm on BBC Two.

The Best Of The Rest

Tanna, Sky Cinema, from today

This week’s foreign-language gem is the Oscar®-nominated, Venice award-winning Tanna, a Shakespearian tale of star-crossed lovers set on the titular South Pacific island – part of the nation of Vanuatu.

In the shadow of a spitting volcano relations between two neighbouring tribes are nearing boiling point, and fears that things will only get worse prompt a meeting to discuss a potential peace deal.

As is the tradition it involves exchanging women for arranged marriages, but when the beautiful Wawa (Marie Wawa) refuses to be separated from chief’s grandson Dain (Mungau Dain) all hell breaks loose.

Veteran documentarians Martin Butler and Bentley Dean write and direct.

Starting Up, Starting Over, Channel 5, 7pm

Documentary series about families moving out of the city to start new lives and start up their
dream businesses. In tonight’s episode, Malvern Brewery, Channel 5 meets Hani and Sarah and their two kids who have left their comfortable suburban life in London to open a brewery in the Malvern Hills.

But planning permission delays, recipe disasters and a lack of cash flow cause problems.

My Hotter Half, E4, 8pm

The sparky new E4 series that helps couples settle an age-old question – who is hotter, you or your partner? Melvin Odoom fronts this new couples show where online daters decide who is more dateable as partner goes up against partner in an explosive and nerve-jangling Battle of Hotness.

In the first episode, buff-bodied Darren takes on his girlfriend Charlotte. Darren thinks he’s got the muscles to win, but Charlotte reckons he’s too cocky. Melvin also meets Matt and Rachel, childhood sweethearts who have stopped putting in the effort for each other and genuinely have no idea who is punching, and who’s not.

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