9PM, TV3 This TV3 documentary captures all the excitement some of the beauty pageants that take place in small towns and villages up and down Ireland, beginning with festivals in Athboy, Ballyheigue and Belturbet.
24 Hours In A&E
9PM, CH4 A new run of the documentary series following the busy, demanding life of the A&E department of London’s King’s College Hospital. With cases ranging from the trivial to the deadly serious, it’s by turns heartwarming, heartbreaking, touching and funny.
10PM, SONY TV Here’s a chance to see the slick, high-speed, strikingly unpredictable British spy drama from the first episode. It gets off to a confident start, building up to the kind of nail-biting climax that became its trademark.
BBC Young Musician 2012 Sunday, 6pm, BBC2
Ireland’s Beauty Queens
9PM, BBC1 It’s another railway station rendezvous for the thrusting young go-getters as Lord Sugar summons them to St Pancras International and the longest champagne bar in Europe. There, he issues them with their latest challenge – to market English sparkling wine. This is a rather more sedate affair than the Britain’s Got Talent final, but no less compelling – and the standard of musicianship on display in this contest for young performers is really quite astonishing. Watch and wonder. here are out of work and unsure of what their futures will hold.
Would I Lie To You?
8.30PM, BBC1 In the first of BBC1’S Friday-night comedy triple bill (Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out follow), Rob Brydon oversees proceedings as four more celebrities look to call each other’s bluffs. Joining Lee Mack are Bob Mortimer and Patsy Kensit, while on David Mitchell’s team are Greg Davies and Pointless co-host Richard Osman.
Maestro At The Opera
9PM, BBC2 With another contestant having departed last week, just two celebrities are left to go head to head in the final challenge: conducting Puccini’s La Bohème. First, they look for inspiration at the composer’s house in Lucca, Tuscany.
9.05PM, RTÉ TWO Fiona bumps into Steve and his new girlfriend Estefania at Jasmine’s end-of-summer party. And though Fiona enjoys Granny’s company, Frank is desperate to get rid of her.
10PM, BBC2 The second episode of the new series finds Matt pining for his ‘bromance’ with Sean, and trying to woo him back with a very expensive gift. Meanwhile, producer Merc is in meltdown when the ratings for Pucks! suddenly crash.
10.05PM, RTÉ TWO Vince goes against his friends’ advice and gives his old nemesis, producer Carl Ertz, when he claims to be interested in his movie project.
10.40PM, RTÉ TWO Kevin discovers a secret stash in the dental floss, while Jackie manages to steal more drugs from oncology. And the new nurse continues to charm the rest of the staff, but Jackie remains unimpressed.