One our favourite dysfunctional TV families are back in The Middle.

• The Middle, M-Net, 18.00

Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and working mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humour to get her family through each day intact. Having been fired as the least successful saleswoman at the town’s only car dealership, Frankie is now a dental assistant. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the quarry and her partner in raising their average family.


• Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, The Home Channel, 18.00

The best fried foods are brown on the outside and tender within – never greasy or soggy. Yet frying on the stove top is a technique that can elude even the most ambitious home cook. Martha offers lessons in how to deep-fry and pan-fry to perfection. Recipes and include French fries, pan-fried chicken and Japanese tempura vegetables with dipping sauces. She shares tips for keeping foods crisp without allowing them to absorb excess oil.


• Incredibly Small World, National Geographic Channel, 19.10

An eye-opening series which uncovers the extraordinary, surprising and often inspiring lives of people with dwarfism. From hidden communities to outrageous individuals, this show reveals what it’s really like to be a little person in a big world.


• The Graham Norton Show, BBC Entertainment, 21.35

Graham Norton welcomes Hulk star Mark Ruffalo, TV presenter and actress Amanda Holden, actor Michael Sheen and singer songwriter Ed Sheeran.