Thursday's TV highlights: Travelling in Turkey and the science of Coronavirus among today's top picks

Thursday's TV highlights: Travelling in Turkey and the science of Coronavirus among today's top picks

A travel show in Turkey and a look a the science of Coronavirus are among today's top picks.

High Road Low Road

RTÉ One, 8.30pm

Terrorist attacks and the strong-arm rule of the current government had damaged Turkey's reputation as a destination even before the current crisis, but this trip Maia Dunphy and Jake Carter underlines how it is still an incredible country to visit. In this show's format, Dunphy tries the budget options, while Carter gets the more high-end trip, but both enjoy their stays in Barsa and Istanbul.

The Mum Who Got Tourette's

Channel 4, 9pm

Suburban mother-of-three Elizabeth takes a look at how she developed Tourette's syndrome at the age of 40. She takes a lighthearted approach to a very serious condition, which can cause involuntary tics and offensive language. We see her on a family holiday in Cornwall, and also meeting her son's girlfriend for the first time.

Coronavirus: A Horizon Special

BBC Two, 9pm

A look at the science around the deadly virus that's sweeping the world. As well as explaining how Covid-19 affects the body, the show also delves into some of the research that's looking for ways of fighting it.

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