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Time­less, RTÉ 2

The time trav­el­ling agents find them­selves in Salem, Mass­a­chu­setts, in 1692, right in the mid­dle of the witch tri­als. The twisty part is that among the ac­cused is one Abiah Franklin, mother of the fu­ture states­man, Ben­jamin. What could hap­pen if he was never born?

My Favourite Sketch, GOLD

Sally Phillips is joined by Johnny Ve­gas to look at the sketches that have in­spired his ca­reer. Among his favourites are Ar­mando Ian­nucci, Steve Coogan, Si­mon Pegg and Matt Berry, and the show ends with Johnny’s reen­act­ment of his favourite sketch.

Strictly Come Danc­ing, BBC One

Tess Daly and Clau­dia Win­kle­man host the 13 re­main­ing cou­ples aim­ing to be crowned 2018 cham­pi­ons. Tonight, they per­form a se­lec­tion of ball­room and Latin rou­tines, hop­ing to im­press Shirley Bal­las, Darcey Bus­sell, Bruno To­nioli and Craig Revel Hor­wood. Re­sults on Sun­day.

Ju­nior Euro­vi­sion, TG4

Eoghan McDer­mott presents the search for the act (aged 9-14) to rep­re­sent Ire­land at the Ju­nior Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test in Minsk. Af­ter na­tion­wide au­di­tions, the top 32 singers are whit­tled down to just one, off to Minsk for the Novem­ber 25 con­test.

Doc­tor Who, BBC One

Still reel­ing from their first en­counter, can the Doc­tor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hos­tile alien en­vi­ron­ment to solve the mys­tery of Deso­la­tion? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo? With Jodie Whit­taker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Van­ity Fair, VM Three

As the Bat­tle of Water­loo be­gins, Amelia is sick with the fear about Ge­orge’s safety, while Jos is far more wor­ried about him­self, and Becky sees him as an op­por­tu­nity to make some money. She sells him the horses Raw­don left be­hind for a ridicu­lously high price.

Jack Stein: Born to Cook, Good Food

Jack Stein, son of Rick, trav­els around Aus­tralia look­ing for new food ideas. This time, he is in the Kim­ber­ley Re­gion, where his first stop is Ku­nunurra, fa­mous for grow­ing mel­ons, rice, cot­ton and most re­cently, san­dal­wood.

Black Earth Ris­ing, BBC Two

Pa­trice Gan­i­mana’s warn­ings about Kate’s safety are borne out when Kate and Alice are at­tacked. Nev­er­the­less, Kate con­tin­ues her search for the case file her mother had pre­pared against Gan­i­mana years be­fore. But are es­tab­lish­ment forces clos­ing ranks to im­pede them?

Blood, VM One

Cat strug­gles to have her sus­pi­cions taken se­ri­ously in the wake of her mother’s mys­te­ri­ous death. She seeks out an old friend con­nected to her past who could help her shed light on the present, but she un­earths a great deal more than she bar­gained for.

The Good Doc­tor, Sky Wit­ness

As Shaun pushes back against Dr Me­len­dez in or­der to treat a gravely ill hospi­tal jan­i­tor, Dr Lim risks her ca­reer to help a teenage girl re­pair the dam­age caused by an ar­chaic cus­tom. Mean­while, Dr Glass­man de­mands over­sight in choos­ing a doc­tor for his brain surgery.

Opry le Daniel, TG4

Tonight at the Mil­len­nium Fo­rum in Derry, Daniel O’Don­nell presents a trib­ute show to the leg­endary Jim Reeves. Spe­cial guests are Al Grant, Tony Kerr, Pa­trick Feeney and Matt Leavy, who share their Jim Reeves sto­ries and per­form ren­di­tions of his songs.

Celebrity Hunted, Chan­nel 4

No celebrity should ever have to go on the run and be pur­sued by ex­pert hun­ters, un­less, of course, it’s for char­ity. Rais­ing money for Stand Up To Can­cer are comic Dom Joly, news pre­sen­ter Kay Bur­ley, Vicky Pat­ti­son ( Ge­ordie Shore) and Strictly Come Danc­ing pro AJ Pritchard.

Donal’s Meals in Min­utes, RTÉ One

Our re­cent cover star Donal Ske­han presents im­pres­sive recipes that don’t take hours to pre­pare. Dishes in­clude Viet­namese salmon and bal­samic pork. Also in­cludes his five-minute meal chal­lenge, done on the spot with no edit­ing or other telly trick­ery.

This Crowded House, RTÉ 2

Among the peo­ple Bren­dan Court­ney and his team of ex­perts meet this time is Bar­bara Ryan in Sligo. She lives with her par­ents and is the last to fly the nest. Her new job has given her the push to move out, but it’s tough to find a place to live, es­pe­cially as she wants to live alone.

Zapped, Dave

A third series of the fan­tasy com­edy star­ring James Buck­ley ( The In­be­tween­ers) as Brian, trans­ported to a par­al­lel world. For­tu­nately, there’s a pub, with some odd reg­u­lars: owner, Her­man and pa­trons Bar­bara, a sooth­sayer; Steg, an arm­chair rev­o­lu­tion­ary; and How­ell, a de­ranged wiz­ard. Steve Coogan guest stars.

Don’t Look Back In Anger, VM One

Events of 2002 re­vis­ited: Roy Keane’s fa­mous spat with Mick McCarthy in Saipan; Ber­tie Ah­ern led Fianna Fáil in a gen­eral elec­tion but the party fell just short of a ma­jor­ity, re­sult­ing in a sec­ond coali­tion with the PDs. And a levy of 15c was in­tro­duced on plas­tic bags.

In­stinct, Sky Wit­ness

Dy­lan and Lizzie work to un­cover who would want to mur­der a troupe of cos­tumed ac­tors when two mem­bers are killed us­ing poi­son. Also, Andy en­cour­ages Dy­lan to ac­cept an in­vi­ta­tion to a bar­be­cue at De­tec­tive Fucci’s when he be­comes con­cerned Dy­lan isn’t fit­ting in with his new col­leagues.

The Ro­tunda, RTÉ 2

In the last episode of the fly-on-thede­liv­ery-room-wall series, mother-of­nine Rose­mary checks into the hospi­tal hop­ing for the safe de­liv­ery of her tenth child, while a Mater Hospi­tal nurse Aoife gets used to be­ing a pa­tient while await­ing the ar­rival of her first child.

Cosáin Cheoil, RTÉ One

The show look­ing at how tra­di­tional mu­sic has moved with the times fo­cuses this time on the tra­di­tional mu­sic of the 1990s, with in­no­va­tions that was kick-started with the emer­gence of River­dance and a whole new global au­di­ence.

A Dis­cover of Witches, Sky One

Satu tor­tures Diana to dis­cover her pow­ers. Matthew needs to find her fast if he’s to stop her fall­ing into the hands of Ger­bert. But even with Bald­win on board, the pair fail to find her be­fore Satu in­vokes dark magic. An in­jured Diana fears she could be a mon­ster.

The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show, BBC One

Join­ing Gra­ham tonight are Michael Caine, talk­ing about his mem­oir Blow­ing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life; Hol­ly­wood star Chris Pine, in movie Out­law King; and Sally Field, talk­ing about her au­to­bi­og­ra­phy In Pieces.

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