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Planning Outlaws

7.30pm, Channel 4

Depending on your perspective, planners are either faceless jobsworths or guardians of Britain's green and pleasant land. However, what most will agree on after seeing Melody Howse's First Cut documentary is that you take them on at your peril. Jim, for instance, liked his straw bale-built educational centre so much that he decided to move in. The result? A four-year legal battle and, he claims, "the extraordinary position" of the council trying to evict him from "a house that they didn't believe I lived in". JWIce Road Truckers

8pm, Five

It is a perplexing irony of our time that "reality TV" has come to refer to television programmes utterly divorced from reality. In that context, the success of Ice Road Truckers, a chronicle of Alaskan truck drivers,
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