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Byline: Paddy Shennan

HANDS up those of you who love Gok Wan, pictured,? Well, I suppose I can see a few of you (Gok's Fashion Fix, Channel 4, 8pm) . .

A couple of years ago, a skinny man with Elton John glasses and Morrissey hair started stripping unhappy women and taking their pictures.

Instead of being arrested, he became a TV sensation - and taught the Brits how to look good (or at least a lot better) in the buff.

Since then, Gok Wan has become a TV institution and made over an endless succession of frumps and odd-balls, and he's not slowing up on his quest to make us all look better.

In tonight's instalment, 28- year-old Sam Rees, a sports therapist for Lincoln City Football Club, lives her life in tracksuits both on and off the pitch but wants a more feminine style, so Gok blows time on her terrible wardrobe and performs his most dramatic makeover yet.

But, yes, the chances of her saying "I hate it" and attacking Gok with a football boot, are indeed pretty slim.

Also, daytime favourite Ben Shephard gets some fashion hints.

. UNCOVERING Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link (BBC1, 9pm) looks at one of science's most enduring conundrums - the riddle of 'the missing link'.

Sir David Attenborough is set to present conclusive evidence of exactly which kind of primate human beings are descended from.

According to reports, the fossilised animal on which the research is based could be at least 37-million-yearsold, is a member of the extinct adapid family, and was discovered in a disused quarry in Germany.

Similar in appearance to modern lemurs, the young female has certain key differences which convinces researchers they have found the link to modern apes. The fossil is reportedly so well preserved that some of its soft tissues such as skin and even its stomach contents can be examined.

This is one show that wildlife enthusiasts, or anybody with an interest in the origins of the species, will really not want to miss.

. IF you thought poetry was for schoolchildren and dusty old academics, then the chances are you've been surprised by the BBC's Poetry Season, which has brought the subject frontand-centre of the schedules.

In Simon Schama's John Donne (BBC2, 9pm), Mr S, with help from actress Fiona Shaw, examines the dramatic life and daring work of the 16th century poet..
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Date:May 26, 2009
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