Thursday’s TV tips

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Thursday’s TV tips

The Big Bang Theory (E4, 8.30pm)

Leonard is asked by those at his former high school to provide a speech at a graduation ceremony.

He plans to take Penny, who is still torn between going to the audition and continuing her sales job, along with him, but their plans hit a snag when a storm grounds all flights.

So Penny, the underestimated bright spark she is, arranges for him to be able to give his speech via Skype.

Meanwhile, Raj purchases an extravagant remote-controlled helicopter drone as a toy. But as it isn’t working, he makes the mistake of asking Howard and Sheldon to help him fix it.

Exiles (RTE Two, 9pm)

Dylan’s girlfriend flies in from New York to come stay for the weekend.

Nicola has been asked to do a cover shoot for a local magazine because they have heard about her and Alex from Made in Chelsea. She is nervous about the styling for the shoot and turns to Sean for help.

Jade meets photographer Isaac in her work place and he offers to teach her a few things, however Jade’s eye isn’t on the camera.

Victoria is known for its party atmosphere and Sean gets a little bit drunk at lunch which leaves Nicola worried he won’t be able to style her for the shoot. After a bit of coaxing Nicola eventually gets Sean to the shoot.

While on the way to the ferry in the car, Dylan and India have an altercation. Things get serious and a massive fight ensues. Can they recover?

Dementiaville (C4, 9pm)

It’s been predicted that in the future, one in three people in the UK will be affected by dementia.

Yet despite this, it remains a complex disease with no known cure. This new three-part series aims to offer an insight into the illness by exploring the idea of memory, and also looking at how different people deal with it.

The first edition visits Poppy Lodge, a care home which takes a controversial approach to dementia.

As the condition frequently destroys recent memories while leaving some older ones in tact, the staff have decided that rather than trying to bring the residents back to reality, they will instead help them embrace their own perceptions by recreating moments from their past.

The Truth About Your Teeth (BBC1, 9pm)

If American comedies in general – and the Austin Powers movies in particular - are to be believed, the British are famous for their bad teeth.

Is this an outdated slur on our national character, or could it be that we really should be taking better care of our gnashers?

This two-part documentary should provide some answers as dentists from King’s College, London, join forces with a team of broadcasters to inspect the nation’s teeth. In this opening instalment, Chris van Tulleken learns how cutting-edge science can help improve people’s smiles.

However, if the idea of spending an hour in a televised dentist’s office makes you want to grimace rather than grin, you’re in good company, as Jasmine Harman meets a woman who’s so scared of getting in the chair, she’s resorted to gluing her teeth in.

Cuban Fury (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2014) As a teenager, Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) won trophies with his sister Sam (Olivia Colman) under the tutelage of dance teacher Ron Parfitt (Ian McShane). Alas, at the height of their success, Bruce suffered horribly at the hands of bullies and quit dancing forever.

Twenty-five years later, Bruce designs lathes and enjoys infrequent nights out with best mates Gary (Rory Kinnear) and Mickey (Tim Plester). The arrival of new boss Julia (Rashida Jones) kindles a spark of life in Bruce but he knows she’s too good for him.

But when he learns that Julia loves to salsa, Bruce nervously heads back to the dance floor in the company of outrageously camp buddy Bejan (Kayvan Novak). However, chauvinistic work colleague Drew (Chris O’Dowd) also has his sights set on Julia.

Kellie Maloney: No Going Back (Channel 5, 10pm)

In August last year, news broke that boxing promoter Frank Maloney had been living as a woman named Kellie, and she was forced by the Press to go public with her very private secret.

This documentary follows the 62-year-old as she embarked on a sex change, from her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother through to gender-reassignment surgery.

Candid interviews and previously unseen footage also reveal how the transition affected Kellie’s loved ones, and there is a look at her return to boxing as a promoter, despite resistance from some involved in the sport.

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