Kate Gets Her Goat in the Gobi Desert; PICK OF THE DAY Kate Humble, Living with Nomads, BBC2, 9pm

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Kate Gets Her Goat in the Gobi Desert; PICK OF THE DAY Kate Humble, Living with Nomads, BBC2, 9pm


ANYONE who has moved house will tell you how stressful it is. Imagine uprooting your life for pastures new four times a year? In the final episode, Kate Humble is living with a nomadic family in the Gobi desert in Mongolia (although she spends most of the time kipping in her very modern tent rather than their traditional ger).

Nomadism was banned in Mongolia during communist rule but in the 1990s a third of all Mongolians opted to return to their original way of life, herding animals and living off the land.

While these nomads cling on to their traditions, they also embrace mod cons, whether it's solar panels to power their TVs or 4x4s to fetch water from a well.

Kate takes part in herding goats, harvesting cashmere wool and attending a lively yak festival. But the most memorable (for all the wrong reasons) is when her host Chimed's entire family congregate for an important day in the Mongolian calendar - animal castration day. And there is no mention of anaesthetic.

"They just go 'baa' and run off," says the man brandishing the knife.

As goat testicles are ripped out from their hosts' bodies, even female viewers will wince and cross their legs in sympathy.

The removed bits and pieces are then boiled in salted water with yellow rice and made into an iron-rich soup.

Of course Kate has to sample it, albeit reluctantly. "Mine's bigger than yours," she says to her host when comparing the size of the meat.

WE LOVE SOAPS EMMERDALE (ITV, 7pm) AFTER their passionate kiss, Chrissie and Cain are both looking a bit guilty. Then to make it worse, Cain heads to the Woolpack where he finds Moira chatting to Robert, who then invites them round for dinner.

Well that won't be awkward at all Meanwhile, Cain has other problems as he desperately tries to get rid of Joanie, threatening her to stay out of his life. But as she makes to leave the village with Kyle, Zak and Lisa try to stop her.

EASTENDERS (BBC1, 8pm) ALREADY under the thumb, husband-to-be Kush is struggling as Shabnam makes him observe the traditions of Ramadan, which essentially means he's expected to fast. But despite being invited for dinner with Masood, Kush soldiers on and stands by Shabnam.

Elsewhere, Martin invites Stacey to help at the allotment and although she initially refuses, she later arrives and the pair open up to each other.

Martin thinks he's well in there, but she's not impressed when he gets a bit flirtatious.

CORONATION STREET (ITV, 7. …

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