Crazy Delicious (C4, 8pm)

IF there’s one thing British TV isn’t short of, it’s cookery competitions. So, how can a new series stand out from the crowd? Well, in the case of Crazy Delicious, it’s by being a feast for the eyes. Renowned chefs Heston Blumenthal, Niklas Ekstedt and Carla Hall are challenging some of the UK’s most talented chefs to come up with new takes on everyday dishes that are as original and visually impressive as they are tasty. In the opening edition, presenter Jayde Adams meets the first trio of contestants, who will be challenged to make a strawberry-based dish and a twist on the humble hotdog.

Midsomer Murders (STV, 8pm)

NEW series. A touring dance extravaganza comes to Midsomer, but nobody sees the vicious rivalries and long-running feuds that are brewing behind the scenes – at least not until they erupt into murder. Barnaby’s investigation into the killing of a dancer is complicated by an unexpected visit from his father, while the sponsor of the event is at the centre of a conflict of his own as he tries to decide who should inherit his fortune. Guest starring Nigel Havers and Christopher Timothy, as well as former Strictly Come Dancing stars Cassidy Little, Faye Tozer, Danny Mac, Natalie Gumede and Tom Chambers.

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

BEN meets Lucy, who left Britain to start a new life with her husband Tim on New Zealand’s North Island. They now live with their two daughters in a yurt beside a river in the middle of 25 acres of woodland they have transformed into a farm. Ben discovers how the forest provides the family with everything they need, getting a taste of their daily routine of chopping wood and foraging for wild foods.

Chris Packham: 7.7 Billion People and Counting (BBC Two, 9pm)

IT’S believed that by the year 2050 the world’s population will be 10 billion. In this documentary, naturalist Chris Packham finds out what pressure the growing population is putting on our resources. It’s a journey that takes him to a Brazilian megacity which is on the verge of running out of water while, back in Britain, he speaks to experts including David Attenborough.