How to Get Fit Fast, Channel 4, 8pm

WE all want to get fit in days rather than weeks, so little wonder the thought of a quick fix is alluring. This one-off show sees Anna Richardson and Amar Latif separating fact from fiction when it comes to exercise. They help viewers find the exercise that is right for them. The assorted features include Amar trying out a muddy endurance obstacle course to get to the bottom of their huge surge in popularity. Plus, Anna investigates the new exercise trend called LISS – Low Intensity Steady State.

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, BBC 2, 9pm

RETURN of the series exploring extraordinary hostelries. Giles Coren and Monica Galetti explore one of the world’s most luxurious eco resorts on the small island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia. Surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and an abundance of marine life, they work alongside staff of the exclusive Brando Resort to serve five-star luxury to guests paying up to £11,000 per a night. The hotel was the brainchild of Hollywood star Marlon Brando, and Giles meets Tumi – Brando’s granddaughter – who strives to deliver his vision.

The FGM Detectives, Channel 4, 10pm

THE horrifying practice of female genital mutilation is against the law in the UK, but it still goes on among certain groups. During the past decade, police detectives have gone undercover in an attempt to find and bring to justice the so-called “cutters” responsible. It’s a mission that has made sure that several of those involved have been arrested and charged for their crimes, but the procedure still goes on nevertheless. Here, reporter Cathy Newman investigates the controversial issue and the measures used to end it.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, Channel 5, 8pm

WE visit Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, home of Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, commonly referred to as Bess of Hardwick, who rose to become the second most powerful woman in Tudor England, after Queen Elizabeth I. We also go to Oxburgh Hall, a moated manor house in Norfolk which boasts needlework created by Bess and Mary, Queen of Scots.