How to Keep a Healthy Weight with Michael Mosley (C4, 8pm)

WHETHER you’ve been taking advantage of your allocated outdoor exercise every day or not, it’s hard to deny that the lockdowns of the past year have not been conducive to maintaining a svelte figure. And of course weight isn’t everything – studies have proven that it’s far better to be healthy than slim – but for those who wish to shed a few pounds (and keep them shed) Dr Michael Mosley is worth listening to. Here he reunites five volunteers who he helped ‘Lose a Stone in 21 Days’, offering further advice and busting a few myths.

Your Garden Made Perfect presenter Angela Scanlon

Your Garden Made Perfect presenter Angela Scanlon

Your Garden Made Perfect (BBC2, 8pm)

Some people may dream of having a swimming pool, but for Suzanne and Andrew, it’s more of a nightmare – mainly because the giant pool in their Plymouth back garden is derelict. They’ve approached landscaping companies about sorting it out, but the businesses have declinee to take the plunge, and the couple can’t afford to simply fill it in. So, how will designers Tom Massey and Pop Probert transform this unique outdoor space? Meanwhile, Joel Bird comes to the help of an Essex couple with patio problems. Presented by Angela Scanlon.

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

The Directors (Sky Arts, 8pm)

A profile of Rob Reiner, who first shot to fame for his acting role as Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic in the TV series All in the Family. After that, he turned to directing, with first his being the 1984 faux rock-and-roll documentary This Is Spinal Tap. His next film, Stand by Me, was an adaptation of a Stephen King story, before he achieved success with The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally…, Misery, A Few Good Men, North, The American President, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Story of Us, Alex & Emma, Rumor Has It…, The Bucket List and And So It Goes.

Stand Up & Deliver

Stand Up & Deliver

Stand Up & Deliver (C4, 9pm)

As with much of Channel 4’s best comedy output, this is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, and sees famous faces ditch their day jobs for stand-up comedy. They range from those who have been on the periphery of comedy – the Rev Richard Coles, for example, was quite the wit on Have I Got News for You, while Shaun Ryder too has provoked many a laugh on panel shows, if not always intentionally – to the less comedically minded. Tory peer Baroness Sayeeda Wars, as a woman in politics, will be used to heckles (a sad fact), but more familiar with the three-line whip than a snippy one-liner, while dancer Curtis Pritchard and former Corrie actor Katie McGlynn are born performers, but do they have what it takes to make us laugh?

Trisha Goddard

Trisha Goddard

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (ITV, Regions Vary)

GMB presenter Piers has had quite the line-up of guests over the years, from Roger Moore to Raquel Welch, Caitlyn Jenner to Cliff Richard, Mel B to Michael Parkinson. Tonight’s interviewee can recall a time when TV was a very different landscape: Trisha Goddard, who rose to fame with a confessional TV show in the UK, before she moved to the US, working as a conflict resolution expert on the similar Maury show. Her own life has been every bit as fascinating as anyone she featured, and here she discusses how she learned the man she called ‘dad’ wasn’t her biological father, and how her mother took the secret to her grave. Plus her three marriages, her experiences of racism, struggles with mental health and surviving breast cancer.

Back on Channel 4, from left, Uncle Geoff (Geoff McGivern), Ellen (Penny Downie), Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb) and Cass (Louise Brealey)

Back on Channel 4, from left, Uncle Geoff (Geoff McGivern), Ellen (Penny Downie), Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb) and Cass (Louise Brealey)

Back (C4, 10.05pm-10.35pm)

The second series of Simon Blackwell’s superb sitcom draws to a close, and with it goes one more tenuous thread of any relationship we had with the notion of a ‘pub’, at which people ‘socialise’. Still, there’s plenty of fun yet as Stephen (David Mitchell) and Alison (Olivia Poulet) head out with revenge in mind – and a plot to track down Andrew’s birth mother. Despite Andrew (Robert Webb) having maliciously inveigled his way into Stephen’s family life, Stephen still starts to have second thoughts.