Today's TV

Back in Time for the Factory (BBC2, 8pm)

THE final instalment of the social time-travelling experiment looking at how an unsung army of women took on the fight for equality switches focus to the real-life experiences of the original factory girls.

They recall their life in the south Wales valleys where female workers started straight from school at 15 and were inadequately paid, unfairly treated and denied what we now view as basic rights. But it wasn't all doom and gloom and the women also reminisce about the camaraderie on the production line and the friendships they formed. While conditions did improve during the 1980s, the loss of government subsidies and globalisation spelled the end of a whole way of life. To conclude the show, presenter Alex Jones reveals how the factory was lovingly brought back to life.

Eat Well for Less? (BBC1, 8pm)

THE healthy eating show returns after a two-month break.

Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin are in Hertfordshire to help two busy mums - part-time physiotherapist Poppy and teacher Emma. They have three-year-old twins and like many parents, their evenings are ruled by the toddlers, meaning they generally eat whatever they can throw together quickly - and cooking has fallen by the wayside. Can the presenters get Poppy and Emma cooking one nutritious meal a night that they can all eat together and that will not break the bank?

The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body? (BBC2, 9pm)

CAN fake pills treat common medical complaints?

That's what Dr Michael Mosley wants to find out, so he launches a trial to investigate the placebo effect. In Blackpool he gathers 117 people suffering from back ache before trying to treat them with nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind. With the help of experts from the University of Oxford, Michael discovers the placebo effect is more than a medical curiosity. The brain is capable of producing its own drugs which can be more powerful than prescription painkillers, but will it work for the participants?

No Offence (C4, 9pm)

THE police have just missed out on collaring Beckett - but they have gained a potentially priceless opportunity.

With Bonnie and Dennis in the station, Viv and the team now have just 48 hours to get Dennis to betray his best friend and turn police informant. The only trouble is, Dennis is refusing to budge, prompting Vic to tunnel down to his deepest insecurities, unleashing far more than she could have bargained for. Crime drama, starring Joanna Scanlan, with Elaine Cassidy, Will Mellor, Neil Maskell and Tamara Lawrance.

Press (BBC1, 9pm)

ED is riding high on his professional achievements after another front page story - only for his success to be marred by a surprise new colleague who attempts to discredit him.

Duncan buries himself in work and tasks the new arrival with getting the scoop on the government's secret Resonance programme. Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity when she mishandles a source, Leona finds a way to impress her colleagues and Peter and Amina have a big announcement for the staff of the Herald. Newsroom drama, starring Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin, Paapa Essiedu and Amina Chaudury.

Rich House, Poor House (C5, 9pm)

ONE family is from the richest 10 per cent in the UK, while the other is from the poorest 10 per cent.

But does money really buy happiness? While neither were born in the UK, Ladislav and Qi Hornan have found a place among the wealthiest 10 per cent, with a lifestyle many would envy. They live with their daughter in a very large four-bed house in Rickmansworth, and their budget after bills is around £2,306 a week. Meanwhile, the Llewellyns, Tracey and Ed, live in a three-bed maisonette in Enfield with daughter Millie, plus Mikey, Tracey's son from a previous relationship. Their weekly budget is £97 per week. The families live less than 20 miles away from each other, but their circumstances are worlds apart. So how will they find living at the opposite end of the wealth divide for a week?