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NEW HOMES Kevin's Grand Design, 8pm, Ch4 AFTER years spent observing other people's building projects, Kevin McCloud embarks on one of his own. This new two-parter follows his quest to build 42 eco-homes on a shoestring budget. 'Driven by a passion to... make a difference,' McCloud also admits to being 'arrogant about what I believe works'. And what doesn't... GREAT SCOTS The Last Explorers, 9pm, BBC1 BORN in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir was one of the founders of America's National Park movement. His family emigrated to Wisconsin, and Muir would later devote his life to exploring and studying America's natural wilderness. In this week's episode, Neil Oliver looks at the life of this pioneer of conservationism.

SITCOM Rev, 9pm, BBC2 RICHARD E. GRANT (pictured with Tom Hollander) guest stars as a wealthy but morally impoverished banker in the fifth episode of this fabulously nuanced, bittersweet comedy. With a [pounds sterling]147.45-shaped hole in the parish accounts, a panicky Nigel on his back, and the archdeacon due to check the church funds in two days' time, Adam's desperation leads him to a very dark place indeed.

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