The latest HBO drama The Time Traveler’s Wife arrives, young people tell their stories in Growing Up in Direct Provision, there’s The Truth about Nike and Adidas, and the self-explanatory Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain?

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The Time Traveler’s Wife, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

Streaming on NOW

This HBO drama is adapted by Steven Moffat from the novel by Audrey Niffenegger, and directed by David Nutter (Game of Thrones).

The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the story of Clare (Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James), and a marriage with a rather unique problem - time travel. It's the ultimate age gap.

Since she was six years old, Clare has had an imaginary friend: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her tales of the future.

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Visits from the mysterious Henry are the bright spots in the tedium of her childhood.

As the years pass and she grows into a beautiful young woman, she starts to realize her friend is not imaginary - he’s a time traveler, visiting from the future.

And he’s not just from any old future, he’s from her future. Clare has a literal date with destiny.

One day she’s going to meet a young man called Henry DeTamble, whom she’ll know very well but who won’t recognise her at all, and she will become the time traveler’s wife.

Don’t Miss

Brainstorm, 8.30pm, RTÉ One

This week Donal Fallon (below) asks whether 10,000 really is the ideal number of steps to take every day, looks at what communion reveals about society and examines how housing crises were dealt with in the past.

Food Unwrapped, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Fans of burgers - that's everyone, right? - should enjoy this.

Jimmy Doherty determines whether brioche is bread or cake (it's great with ice cream!) and also investigates the reasons why it has become the preferred choice for burgers.

Meanwhile Matt Tebbutt is on a mission to find out why wine comes in bottles of so many different shapes and sizes. What about the cork v screwcap debate?

Also: Kate Quilton gets to the bottom of why some ice creams melt faster than others.

The Truth about Nike and Adidas: Dispatches, 8.30pm, Channel 4

Runners, trainers, whatever you call them – they're everywhere. And it’s not a good thing, apparently.

If the trainer industry was a country, it would be the world's 17th largest polluter - yet major manufacturers all make claims of sustainability.

Here, Darcy Thomas travels to the Maldives to assess the ecological impact of the industry, putting the big brands' green credentials to the test.

New or Returning Shows

Growing Up in Direct Provision, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Direct Provision is the name commonly used to describe the accommodation, food, allowances, and medical services provided to people seeking asylum in Ireland while they await formal decisions about their cases.

This special programme focuses on young people and their families living in Ireland’s Direct Provision system in order to give insights into their day-to-day lives.

There are currently more than 8,000 people living in Direct Provision accommodation in Ireland, many of them are under the age of 18.

Over the past nine months, some of those young people and their families filmed their day-to-day lives for this documentary, sharing their thoughts, observations, experiences and hopes for the future.

Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, 9.00pm, BBC One

Joe Wicks goes on an emotional journey to discover how his parents' mental health issues affected him as a child and the shocking scale of the problem today.

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Along the way, Joe meets members of Our Time, the UK's only charity dedicated to working with children of parents with mental illness.

He also has some honest and emotional conversations with his family that unearth long-suppressed memories.

Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? 9.00pm, Channel 4

This is a profile of the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (above), one of a tiny group of powerful, uber-rich men with global reach exceeding governments.

The programme features contributions from those who know Musk, who have worked with him, and who have made millions investing in his businesses, as well as those who have gone to war with his companies.

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Comedian Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie host this brand new comedy entertainment show.

They are joined by other celebrity couples to poke fun at life, growing up, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting and pretty much everything in between.

River Hunters, 9.00pm, Sky History

Streaming on NOW

Rick Edwards, Beau Ouimette and Gary Bankhead - are back for a third season as they explore Wales and Scotland in brand new episodes.

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The new run starts with an investigation into the last battle to have taken place on British soil, the battle of Culloden in 1746, in the Highlands, Inverness.

The team are searching for clues as to where Charles Edward Stuart, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, crossed the River Nairn as he fled the battlefield pursued by government forces.

Ending Today

Rick Stein's Secret France, 9.45pm, BBC Two

The chummy chef concludes his tour with trips to the Languedoc and Provence.

In the border town of Uzes, Rick samples salt cod and marvels at a colourful array of French patisserie - selecting a seasonal fig tart to have with his morning coffee.

He moves on to the harbour town of Cassis to try North African lamb chorba cooked by a local fisherman, while back in his country kitchen, he prepares a confit tomato and aubergine tarte tatin.

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