What's on TV: the best TV programmes on BT TV and catch-up on Monday.
Superfoods: The Real Story, 8.30pm on Channel 4 and All 4 catch-up
Barely a week goes by without us being assured by one newspaper or another that red wine will stave off dementia. Or bring it on, depending on whether there’s am ‘r’ in the month.
Just how much truth is there in the claims being made for blueberries, or tomatoes? Or soya beans? Food Unwrapped presenter Kate Quilto goes on a series of very agreeable holidays to Japan, Italy, and the homes of other reputed superfoods to see how the claims stand up.
Handmade: By Royal Appointment, 8.30 pm on BBC4 and iPlayer catch-up
All of this short series has been a delight, but this fourth and final episode is the jewel in the crown. The survey of four handmade objects, all of which carry a Royal Warrant, concludes with a look at the genuinely spectacular craftsmanship and engineering that goes into the construction of a Steinway grand piano.
There’s admirable craft, too, in the way that the documentaries are made. There’s minimal narration from Zoe Wanamaker and slow, thoughtful, editing that recalls a golden age of telly.
Wentworth Prison, 10pm on Channel 5 and Demand 5 catch-up
Before there was Orange Is the New Black there was Prisoner Cell Block H. And this modern reinterpretation of the classic Australian ‘women in prison’ series is dafter and more implausible than both those shows put together.
As series 4 opens, a deranged former governor is admitted to the prison – because that would definitely happen in real life – and drama ensues. To be watched as it was made: with tongue firmly in cheek.