Back In Time For Tea, BBC 2, 8pm

THE post-war years see the Ellis family on rations without a fridge, hot water or an electric cooker. Thrifty fodder includes the regional favourites cow heel pie and Yorkshire pudding made with dried eggs and while, the cost of food is low, family spirits are high. The insecurity of the hungry 1930s has been replaced by the promise of a fairer society for working-class families with government commitment to full employment and better housing and healthcare. Plus, two new family members – chickens Sara and Polly – treat them to fresh eggs.

Joe Wicks: The Body Coach, Channel 4, 8pm

PART one of two. The health and fitness guru invites couch potatoes to take part in his 90-day body confidence routine. With short, intense workouts and fast recipes, Joe Wicks promises to turn viewers’ health and lifestyle around. He begins by meeting four people battling their health, diet and body confidence. They include Natalie from Lowestoft, who doesn’t want to be a fat bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding, and teacher Asa, whose bad-boy diet and fondness for a G and T has caused his weight to balloon.

Flatpack Empire, BBC 2, 9pm

CAMERAS continue to roam the boardrooms and warehouses of one of Sweden’s most successful exports since Abba. This week, one of Ikea’s newest designers, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkila, wants to challenge mass production by creating an “imperfect vase” that has the finger-marks of its creator. She travels to China to see if her idea is possible. There’s also a visit to the home of the Billy Bookcase to see what it takes to be a supplier for Ikea, as the company tries to pitch a new range of wardrobes.

The Secret Life of Owls, 5Select, 10pm

A NEW channel, 5Select, is joining the Channel 5 stable to showcase premium dramas and factual documentaries. The debut evening features the first of two documentaries following the lives of owls. The first part focuses on a former First World War airfield in Essex that has been left wild for a century – and is now home to all five species of British owl.