Pay TV: Thursday, July 5
60 Minute Makeover, LifeStyle Home, 4.30pm
I MUCH prefer these shows, where the folks getting the renovations done do not have to pay for them. If the TV stations and production companies are going to be making a dollar out of the stories, it seems only fair that they should stump up the cash, right? Tonight's beneficiary is Cherry, who lives in Hounslow, near Heathrow Airport. She does not know a thing about it because her daughter has set it up to help cheer mum after a death in the family. Interior designer Derek Taylor turns up, takes a look at the bare, bland, 1930s terrace house and decides to go for an art deco theme - except for the room overlooking the back garden, which will have a New England beach-house vibe. A small army of tradies and labourers turns up and refurbishes the place within the titular 60 minutes (not including prep time). It is a substantial job, too, including new furniture, carpet, wallpaper and built-in wardrobes. Cherry, when she gets home, is naturally chuffed. It is a bit of feel-good fun that might give you a few ideas for your own place.
Fatal Encounters, Discovery, 10.30pm
A CHILLING doco in which Kentucky woman Sarah Brady recounts how another woman befriended her towards the end of her pregnancy in an attempt to kill her and steal her unborn baby.
Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth, LifeStyle You, 8.30pm
Gok Wan helps troubled teenagers realise that life gets better.
Cheetah - Price of Speed, Animal Planet, 8.30pm
Doco about a young family of cheetahs on the harsh, exposed plains of the southern Serengeti.
Falling Skies, Fox8, 8.35pm
Beach Boys, MTV Classic, 10pm