Health & Fit What’s on TV tonight: Jeremy Paxman opens up about his life with Parkinson’s
The World's Strongest Man only did 3 moves for 2 months when he started lifting. He says it built the foundation for his record-breaking strength.
Tom Stoltman, who is 6'8" and weighs around 397 pounds, holds the record for lifting the heaviest Atlas Stone, which weighed 630 pounds.Jeremy told Insider he's using Bumble and Hinge to find a relationship. In a match, he's looking for someone with honesty, a sense of humor, and empathy. Jeremy said his deal breakers are poor problem-solving skills, vanity, and envy.
Pick of the day: Paxman: Putting Up with Parkinson’s
Having fallen on his face and attended A&E,was told by the doctor patching up his nose that he thought the broadcaster had Parkinson’s disease, having watched him on University Challenge and recognising what he called a “Parkinson’s face”. That’s to say, unusually expressionless. The presenter now allows cameras into his life for the first time since his formal diagnosis 18 months ago. He speaks to Sharon Osbourne, whose husband Ozzy has Parkinson’s, as well as fellow sufferer Paul Sinha, and learns to play bowls. He also meets a woman who can smell the presence of the disease in others.
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The Great British Bake Off
8pm, Channel 4
The bakers take on three challenges exploring authentic Mexican bakes, as they put their twist on the classic sweet bread pan dulce for the signature challenge, tackle a Mexican street food staple in the technical, and make their own show-stopping version of the milk-soaked tres leches cake.
Sensationalists: The Bad Girls And Boys Of British Art
9pm, BBC Two
The continuing series begins in the recession of the early 1990s and the disparate group of creatives soon to be branded by Charles Saatchi the Young British Artists, colonising the empty shops and warehouses of London’s East End. Saatchi remained the driving force behind the YBAs, furiously collecting their works and even sponsoring the creation of Damien Hirst’s “shark” installation. Rachel Whiteread recalls her Turner Prize-winning House sculpture, Alex James remembers Hirst directing a Blur video, and Janet Street-Porter celebrates the Groucho Club as the scene is set for Royal Academy’s epochal Sensation exhibition. How the world reacted to that is for next week’s programme.
New longitudinal study links low religiosity to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease
New longitudinal study links low religiosity to increased risk of Parkinson’s diseaseNumerous cross-sectional studies have found an association between Parkinson’s disease and low religiosity, engagement in religious practices, and measures of self-transcendence, compared to age-matched control groups. Interestingly, individuals with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to report having spiritual beliefs. The past three decades has seen a rapid increase in the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease, and this trend is expected to continue with the aging population around the world.
Michael Palin: Into Iraq
9pm, Channel 5
As he begins the final part of his journey into Iraq,finds a local school in Baghdad and talks to the children about their lives and future hopes. He also heads to Karbala and the shrine of Imam Husayn, one of the most sacred religious sites in Iraq, visited by millions of Shia pilgrims each year. “A truly humbling and extraordinary sight that is very rarely seen,” Palin says as he weighs up this country’s recent troubled past and its incredible history.
9pm, BBC Four
Two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side in a makeshift clinic in western Myanmar. Hla is a Buddhist and the owner of the under-resourced clinic, where the Rohingya (a Muslim minority community) are persecuted and denied basic rights. Nyo Nyo is a Rohingya and an apprentice midwife who acts as an assistant and translator at the clinic. Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s eye-opening feature debut was made over five turbulent years in Myanmar and shines a spotlight on the divided nation.
Make Me Prime Minister
9.30pm, Channel 4
The Apprentice for would-be politicians continues with Alastair Campbell and Sayeeda Warsi challenging the candidates to tackle obesity. Holly’s proposed slogan doesn’t get the reaction she was hoping for, Caroline goes on a charm offensive and MP Jess Phillips sees how the candidates are getting on.
Inside Our Fifth Annual Whole Home in Atlanta .
We've been through this project before, but we've never done it quite like this.For our fifth annual Whole Home project, we tried something new: Instead of building a house from the ground up, we found an historic Atlanta home in need of some TLC. Then, we asked a team of forward-thinking designers to bring it back to its former glory with modern family living in mind.