The presenter gets involved with danger, including the rescue of a girl, during her visit to Kenya’s Kuria people, who practise female genital mutilation

Here’s another TV show with extreme in the title to add to Extreme Makeover, Extreme Weight Loss, Britain’s Most Extreme Weather, and the rest: Extreme Wives With Kate Humble (BBC2). So, are they wives in hurricanes? On sheer cliff faces? Is it a game show?

No. This is a serious programme about the roles of women in different societies around the world. Starting in Kenya, where Humble visits the Kuria people. They’re polygamous – the men marry many wives. So far, so lots of other places and societies. But then it gets more interesting, because they also have a practice called nyumba mboke which means woman-to-woman marriage.

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