Cornwall: This Fishing Life (BBC2, 8pm)

NEW series. Documentary about the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. While many fishing communities are struggling, this one has thrived owing to protection from prevailing winds and returning fish stocks. Boats have been handed down through generations and currently 74 operate out of the harbour. As young captains prepare to follow in their father’s footsteps, tourism also becomes a major boost to the town – but leaves it feeling deserted in winter. A veteran skipper prepares to retire, and questions what the next generation will learn from his example.

Food Unwrapped: New Year Health Secrets (C4, 8pm)

A SPECIAL guide to healthy eating for the new year. Jimmy Doherty travels to Thailand to discover if ginger makes people more resistant to cold and puts the belief that beer should be drunk before wine, not after, to the test. Amanda Byram learns about the fitness benefits of spinach and presents some dietary tips to help with working out, Matt Tebbutt discusses easy ways to get a daily dose of fruit and vegetables, and Andi Oliver learns if chocolate might be good for teeth.

The National Television Awards Celebrate 25 Years (STV, 9pm)

IN three weeks’ time, the nation’s best-loved TV stars will gather in London for the 25th National Television Awards. This one-off programme narrated by Dame Julie Walters looks back at a history laden with high-octane drama, special guest performances and red-carpet glamour. Among those sharing behind-the-scenes stories and personal memories are Graham Norton, Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby, David Tennant, Simon Cowell, Paul O’Grady and Richard and Judy.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (C5, 9pm)

THE adventurer returns with the 11th run of the travelogue series in which he meets people who have turned their back on the rat race and set up home in remote location. Tonight, he journeys to the freezing coastal waters of Iceland. He discovers how his host Hakon beat an addiction to alcohol and went on to embrace a clean, solo life in the wilderness. Ben gets stuck in fishing, harvesting and swimming, as well as helping to maintain his creative host’s yurt business.