Wednesday’s best TV: Live Well for Longer; Picnic at Hanging Rock

Wednesday’s best TV: Live Well for Longer; Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Live Well For Longer

8pm, Channel 4
Kate Quilton, Tamal Ray and Morland Sanders debut a helpful health show about new advances in medicine. Among the topics under discussion are: lifting the ban on medicinal cannabis; how safe it is to use so-called “smart drugs” such as modafinil; and the development of a new male contraceptive. The primary focus, though, is an experiment that seeks to determine whether a month of abstention from alcohol really makes a difference to your health. Along the way, we learn that women absorb 30% more booze into their bodies than men. Mike Bradley

Picnic at Hanging Rock

9pm, BBC Two
Search parties are dispatched in the wake of the disappearance of four schoolgirls and their teacher on Mount Diogenes. Only trembling survivor Edith can provide any clues – in between doses of laudanum – to the events that befell the group, and she’s too shocked to be much help. Contains antique racist language. MB

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

10pm, BBC Two
This week finds the comedians in Dorset, on the trail of the hardest-fighting fish that swims in British waters: the sea trout. Mortimer arrives late to find Whitehouse singing to the trout from his dinghy; after a while the pair head off to try to lure sea bass from a boat off the Needles. MB

Into the Amazon

9pm, PBS America
In January 1914, the former US president Theodore Roosevelt (and his son Kermit) set out to chart a stretch of the Amazon known, rather unpromisingly, as “the River of Doubt”. This beautifully crafted documentary explores, in real Lost City of Z-style, what happened next. Continues on Thursday. Ali Caterall

Stath Lets Flats

10pm, Channel 4
This week, Stath, a character ill-fitted to human existence, let alone letting properties, is all set to play in the big five-a-side game, only to find that he has been dropped after his previous performance when he spent the game “chatting and mingling”. Meanwhile, could romance be on the cards? David Stubbs

Game of Thrones: Greatest Moments

10.10pm, Sky Atlantic
Totally clips of the Starks: to combat Westeros withdrawal while filming on the final season of GoT drags on, here is a stopgap counting down the 20 most iconic scenes from the saga. Fire, ice and blood are all on the menu, but will Ed Sheeran’s campfire cameo make the list? Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Man on Fire 11.35pm, Film4 (Tony Scott, 2004)

Denzel Washington and Gero Camilo in Man on Fire.



Denzel Washington and Gero Camilo in Man on Fire. Photograph: Allstar/FOX 2000

Tony Scott’s gritty thriller has Denzel Washington lending a predictable plot credibility. He’s an alcoholic bodyguard who sobers up for a siege on the kidnappers of his young charge (Dakota Fanning): “He’s an artist of death, and he’s about to paint his masterpiece,” warns old buddy Christopher Walken. Paul Howlett

Sport

Netball: ANZ Premiership 8.40am, Sky Sports Main Event. The Bay of Plenty Magic v the Northern Mystics.

Cycling: Tour de France 12.45pm, ITV4. Stage 11 from Albertville to La Rosière Espace San Bernardo.

T20 Blast Cricket: Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning
6pm, Sky Sports Main Event.
Coverage of the north division encounter from Grace Road.



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