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If you want lots of cute animals... ANIMAL CLINIC Thursday, 7pm, RTÉ One
The good people of Dublin’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are back for another series. In this opening episode, Lisa Kemp (right) has to call in the fire brigade when a cat gets stuck up a tree, and Spanish vet Natalia has to hand-feed two seagull chicks.
If you want a grand flower show... HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW Thursday, 9pm, BBC2
The horticultural extravaganza at Hampton Court Palace is always a treat for the eyes. Here, Monty Don, Ann-Marie Powell, Joe Swift, Rachel de Thame and Alys Fowler explore what’s on show – and there’s more on Friday at the same time.
If you want a terrific comedy finale... EPISODES Friday, 10pm, BBC2
In the last episode of this second series, events build rapidly to a hilarious, farcical climax at the awards ceremony for Man of the Year, Merc. With all the simmering plotlines boiling over at once, will Bev and Sean finally get back together? That would be telling.
Imagine: Paul Simon’s Graceland
10.35PM, BBC1 This latest in BBC’s arts documentary strand follows singer Paul Simon’s return to South Africa, 25 years after he controversially made his African-flavoured album Graceland there, breaking a UN-backed cultural boycott. Some appreciate his highlighting of South African culture, others are not so welcoming.
11.05PM, RTÉ ONE The second instalment of this two-part episode sees Nikki linking Cats’ phone to the Lockfords, and an ex-soldier picked up near the deceased’s flat claims there was a coverup surrounding Danny’s death in Afghanistan.
Dublin Airport: Life Stories
8PM, TV3 A woman who is waiting for her mother to meet her grandchild for the very first time and a group of friends who have decided to leave Ireland for a better future abroad are among those featured in tonight’s show.
Saving Megan – A Temple Street Special
9PM, TV3 Megan O’Mahony wasn’t expected to live for more than a few days when she was born, but she displayed a fighting spirit that inspired the doctors in Temple Street. In this documentary,
An Samhradh Linn
8.30PM, TG4 Síle Ní Bhraonáin is back to bring us all the music, food and events taking place in Ireland during the summer. During the series, she’ll be hearing some of the country’s finest musicians and meeting students attending Irish college.
Let’s Get Gold
9PM, UTV This new three-part series, hosted by Vernon Kay, sees amateur sports teams from across Britain vying to impress a panel of judges –
Volvo Ocean Race Beo
12.45PM, TG4 Live coverage of the in-port race from Galway, the finishing line of this year’s round-theworld race. Organisers will be hoping this year’s event is as successful as the 2009 stopover, which thousands attended.
8PM, UTV Philip and Connor open up an anomaly in the ARC, which leads to a place far in the future. Philip is delighted with his creation, until a swarm of beetles descends into the present.
8.30PM, RTÉ ONE