Wednesday Picks: Lee Chan’s World Food Tour, Butterfly, BBL

LEE CHAN'S WORLD FOOD TOUR
New series ★★★
8.30pm, SBS Food

Perky My Kitchen Rules alumnus Lee Chan – perhaps the only My Kitchen Rules alumnus to actually pursue a career in food – fronts this pleasant food travelogue. We start in Vietnam in time for Lunar New Year, and do all the regular stuff. Check out some cultural activities. Admire the landscape. Sample some street food. Cook a few things. It's all pretty simple and familiar but Lee's a likeable travel companion and there's plenty of try-this-at-home.

Lee Chan in Lee Chan’s World Food Tour.

BUTTERFLY
★★★½
9.45pm, SBS

Clever casting and sensitive direction really elevate this ambitious drama from Tony Marchant exploring the experience of a family whose young son wants – desperately – to transition to female. Anna Friel as the mother is the marquee name here, and she's terrific. But it's Emmet J. Scanlan as father Stephen – old school, testosterone-driven, struggling to understand – who puts in an absolutely stellar performance. And overall this does a powerful job of exploring the complexity of the issues honestly and intelligently.

BBL
★★★
7pm, Seven

Seven's Test coverage has been sublime but I have to admit, I miss some of the bells and whistles – and the silliness – Ten brought to its Big Bash broadcast. But that's a quibble, really. With plenty of familiar faces and voices, including miked-up players (love your work, George Bailey) and certainly plenty of action on the pitch it's been another thoroughly entertaining season of T20 cricket. Tonight old rivalries are resumed when the Sydney Sixers take on the Melbourne Renegades.

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