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SATUR­DAY My Next Guest Needs No In­tro­duc­tion Net­flix

Af­ter kick­ing off his monthly show with Barack Obama, pre­sen­ter David Let­ter­man turns to the act­ing world for Ge­orge Clooney, a star who will ap­peal to much of the same de­mo­graphic as the for­mer US pres­i­dent.

Toy Story 3 RTÉ One, 6.35pm

It’s been al­most eight years since the last Toy Story was re­leased, but fans can look for­ward to a fourth in­stal­ment in 2019, once the pro­duc­ers can get over var­i­ous hic­cups that have slowed the progress of the film. Mean­while, this tale in­tro­duced to the fran­chise’s most un­pleas­ant char­ac­ter yet in Lotso, the hug­gin’ bear with the fas­cist streak. The high­point of the film comes near the end with the in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing con­veyor belt scene where the char­ac­ters look des­tined for the in­cin­er­a­tor. Spoiler alert: they do get saved.

Ire­land’s Got Tal­ent TV3, 7.30pm

The first episode got a ‘yes’ from most view­ers, and the sec­ond will hop­ing to main­tain the mo­men­tum of a show that puts an en­joy­ably Ir­ish twist on a well-worn in­ter­na­tional for­mat. Tonight’s episode in­cludes a 31-piece dance troupe from Mi­dle­ton in Cork, and we also get a pair of rap­pers from Limerick.

SUN­DAY Lost Cities of The Maya Chan­nel 4, 8pm

You may have seen news­pa­per sto­ries re­cently about the re­dis­cov­ery of ‘lost’ Mayan cities in Cen­tral Amer­ica. This doc­u­men­tary re­veals more about the re­search project which has un­cov­ered cities long hid­den in the jun­gle that once pro­vided homes for upto 10 mil­lion peo­ple. We also hear about the Li­dar tech­nol­ogy that found them, by bounc­ing pulsed laser light off the ground.

McMafia BBC One, 9pm

The fi­nal episode of the slick in­ter­na­tional crime se­ries.

MON­DAY Panorama BBC One, 8.30pm

Kick­ing your­self that you didn’t buy a few Bit­coins be­fore they rose by 1,800% in a year, from about $1,000 per coin to more than $19,000? Spencer Kelly meets some of the peo­ple who’ve be­come mil­lion­aires on the back of the cryp­tocur­rency, as well as oth­ers who’ve been conned out of their life sav­ings.

Col­lat­eral BBC Two, 9pm

Stylish new four-part thriller about the af­ter­math of the shoot­ing of a pizza de­liv­ery man in Lon­don. Carey Mul­li­gan takes the lead role as posh DI Kip Glaspie jug­gling all sorts of racial and other so­cial is­sues as she in­ves­ti­gates the killing, while ex-TV cop­per John Simm (Life On Mars) pops up as an MP. Bil­lie Piper is another fa­mil­iar face in the cast of a show that seems to be try­ing to sub­vert some of our ex­pec­ta­tions of the char­ac­ters in such se­ries.

Don’t Tell the Bride RTÉ2, 9.30pm

The se­ries re­turns with Kilkenny cou­ple Jen­nifer and Rob­bie. She’s dream­ing of a big tra­di­tional wed­ding in Cal­lan, but he has this great idea for a Christ­mas-themed event in Au­gust. What could go wrong?

We Won The Lotto RTÉ One, 9.35pm

The con­clud­ing episode of the two-part se­ries on win­ners of the Ir­ish Lotto meets an asy­lum seeker who came to Ire­land il­le­gally and ended up as a mil­lion­aire. We also hear from the man who came up with a ‘sure­fire sys­tem’, that we’d prob­a­bly all have scoffed at if we knew about it. But then we’d have stopped scoff­ing when he won €2.7 mil­lion.

TUES­DAY Flat­pack Em­pire BBC Two, 9pm

Episode two of the three-part se­ries on Ikea fol­lows in­no­va­tive de­signer Hanna-Kaa­rina Heikkilä as she trav­els to China to see if her ‘im­per­fect vase’ for the store is fea­si­ble. Peo­ple in Cork hold­ing out for a new Ikea store might be in­ter­ested in the seg­ment on the open­ing of a new branch in Sh­effield, as the premises is con­structed and work­ers are re­cruited and in­ducted into the cul­ture of the com­pany. WED­NES­DAY

‘The Young Of­fend­ers’: Episode two on Thurs­day.

Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion RTÉ One, 8.30pm

Par­tic­i­pants go head to head with the peo­ple who were on the show last year. Also, Karl Henry looks at is­sues with screen time for young ‘dig­i­tal na­tives’.

Earth’s Nat­u­ral Won­ders BBC One, 9pm

New se­ries look­ing at how peo­ple survive in some of the world’s wildest places. We see a yak herder bring his charges on a dif­fi­cult jour­ney through the Hi­malayas; an old Inuit wo­man and her grand­daugh­ter search­ing for mus­sels be­neath the Arc­tic ice; and a project that aims to teach indige­nous peo­ple in Brazil how to fight the fires that now pro­lif­er­ate.

Tomi Re­ichen­tal: Con­demned to Re­mem­ber RTÉ One, 9.35pm

The third of the Ir­ish-based Holo­caust sur­vivor’s doc­u­men­taries on his ex­pe­ri­ences in the Sec­ond World War has him con­clud­ing his at­tempts to bring SS of­fi­cer Hilde Mich­nia to ac­count for her ac­tions in two Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camps. Re­ichen­tal’s ear­lier in­stal­ment re­sulted in Ger­man po­lice open­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the 93-year-old wo­man who was ac­cused of war crimes.

THURS­DAY An­i­mals With Cam­eras BBC One, 8pm

The fi­nal part of the show pre­sented by Gor­don Buchanan has him join­ing sci­en­tists to fit cam­eras to some of the thou­sands of devil rays that gather in the Azores. Bears with cam­eras in turkey also cap­ture ex­cit­ing footage of fight­ing and mat­ing.

Ear To The Ground RTÉ One, 8.30pm

Sched­uled seg­ments in­clude a re­port on the un­wieldy-ti­tled event called the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships For Ir­ish Red Set­ters On Snipe. The three main com­po­nents of the event are the much-loved dogs, the snipe birds (which are un­hurt) and a bog in West­meath. We also meet a farmer whose Shan­non-side land has be­come so prone to flood­ing that he can no longer live there, or even sell it.

The Young Of­fend­ers RTÉ2, 9.30pm

Episode two and the school prin­ci­pal’s worst night­mares be­gin to un­fold as Conor and Jock make fur­ther moves on his daugh­ters.

Home­land RTÉ2, 10.10pm

The opin­ions about this show pass­ing its sellby date get trot­ted out ev­ery year, but it’s still evolv­ing with an­nual changes of set­ting. Car­rie is liv­ing in Wash­ing­ton DC, while Saul and 200 other fed­eral em­ploy­ees are still lan­guish­ing in prison af­ter the at­tempted as­sas­si­na­tion of the vice pres­i­dent. A US gov­ern­ment at war with its own in­tel­li­gence or­gan­i­sa­tions? Surely it could never hap­pen. Ahem.

FRI­DAY First Team: Ju­ven­tus Net­flix

Cor­rup­tion scan­dals and lack of Euro­pean suc­cess in re­cent years have seen some of the Vec­chia Sig­nora’s lus­tre fade, but this four-part doc­u­men­tary se­ries is still es­sen­tial view­ing for soc­cer fans. Be­ing an of­fi­cially-sanc­tioned prod­uct, it won’t ex­actly be warts’n’all, but we will get be­hind the scenes footage of the Turin club in the early part of this sea­son, get­ting up close to such play­ers as Buf­fon and Higuain.

Nigel Slater’s Mid­dle East BBC Two, 9pm

The chef con­cludes his tour with a visit to Iran, check­ing out the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar dish, dizi. On the Caspian Sea, he sees how fish­er­men who once har­vested bel­uga caviar have to find new in­come sources be­cause of the de­cline of stur­geon stocks. Get daily TV news, pre­views, and re­views on Twit­ter via @des­odr1

Paddy Toibin and Pat Power, friends of Euromil­lions win­ner Dolores McNa­mara, fea­ture on ‘We Won The Lotto’, on RTÉ One on Mon­day.

Jen­nifer and Rob­bie fea­ture in ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’.

‘Ire­land’s Got Tal­ent’ re­turns tonight to TV3.

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