TV picks: The foods that made billions | Frankie Boyle live

The Foods That Made Billions(BBC Two, 9pm)

Why do many British households have a packet of a well-known brand of cereal in their kitchen cupboard? How did the UK go from a country content to drink water straight from the tap to one that buys two billion litres of bottled water every year? And how did Britons end up eating five times more yoghurt now than they did 30 years ago?

The Foods That Make Billions is a new three-part series that tells the story of how three basic commodities - water, cereal and yoghurt - evolved to become some of the richest and most successful industries in the world. It also explains how brands such as Jordan's, Yakult and Perrier have entered our cultural heritage and national lexicon.

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This first episode looks at the bottled water industry, while the second will investigate cereal production and programme three - Pots Of Gold, tells the story of the big business that is yoghurt production.

The series is made in partnership with the Open University.

Frankie Boyle Live

(Channel 4, 10pm)

He was known as the "dark heart" of Mock the Week. Fans of the sharp-suited, razor-tongued Scotsman Frankie Boyle think the hit BBC panel show has been flatlining ever since he quit.

So, if you've missing out on the kind of jokes that make you wince while laughing, don't miss this live extravaganza of foul-mouthed comedy from a man who loves to shock, and who readily admits to being quite happy to punch every one of his audience in the face or reach through the TV and strangle them.

You might not want to watch this with your Gran. Frankie's jokes about his homeland, modern culture, Kerry Katona and all manner of popular targets will not be for the easily offended.