I´m sure that the vast majority of you, like me, are grandparents but the future generation may not be as lucky. Thanks to a whole host of social, economic and cultural factors, women in much of the world are starting families later than ever. Last year, the number of older women (over 40) having babies overtook the number of younger women (20 and under) giving birth for the first time in 70 years, and the average age of first-time mothers in the UK is now 28.
Many good dramas come to an end this week; Victoria, Liar and Cold Feet on itv and Rellik on BBC one.
Programmes returning for new series for you to enjoy include Food Unwrapped and Travel Man on Friday on Channel4, QI on BBC TWO on Friday, Tricks of the Restaurant Trade on Channel4 on Monday, Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke on Channel4 on Wednesday and The Chase: Celebrities on Saturday on itv.
Our featured programmes for you to read more about this week are an eclectic mix of documentaries including the wonderful Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs on itv on Thursday, Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me on BBCTWO on Tuesday, The Ganges With Sue Perkins on BBC one on Thursday, Rich House, Poor House on Channel5 on Thursday and Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine on itv on Thursday.
Football fans will not want to miss MOTD: FA Cup 1st Round Draw live on BBC TWO on Monday.