GOING FOR GOLD…
Twenty Twelve Tuesday, 10pm, BBC2
9PM, BBC1 In the first of a two-part experiment (ending tomorrow), Margaret Mountford and Nick Hewer select 14 pensioners to return to work. Can the OAPS cut it, physically or mentally? 9PM, BBC2 This fascinating series ends with Arnold Circus in London’s East End, the site of Britain’s very first council estate. Opened in 1896, it was designed to replace a slum with a respectable community – in part, by planning out the pubs.
24 Hours In A&E
Show Me Your Money
10.15PM, TG4 The roots of much of Ireland’s political strife over the last century lie in the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century. In this three-part series, originally shown on the BBC, Neil Martin examines the plantation from the point of view of the Scottish Presbyterian settlers. The hilarious Olympics-themed comedy returns, with Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville, right) making a shocking discovery about starter pistols at the security committee’s ‘special catastrophisation unit’. oesophagus scar tissue treated. In this special, TV3 follows Kayla and her family to Rome where they hope a breakthrough procedure will help with her condition.
The Town That Never Retired
The Secret History Of Our Streets
9PM, CH4 A powerful instalment of the observational documentary series focuses on mothers and daughters who arrive at King’s College A&E for treatment. Among them are Josephine, who has terminal cancer, and her daughter, Jackie, who faces agonising decisions about her mother’s care – but isn’t ready to let her go.
10PM, CH4 Among workers doing the same jobs within the same company, there can be pay gaps that would enrage the lower-paid – if they knew. Here, one company MD asks his staff to start talking about their salaries in order to make a fairer system for all. Sparks will fly. bank and make it profitable. In 180 days. With no banking experience. He’s convinced he can do a better job than the high-street banks – but first, he has a lot to learn.
9PM, BBC4 Michael Mosley, whose documentaries about science and, in particular, the human body are both educational and entertaining, returns with a new film on the digestive system – using his own by way of illustration. Fascinating stuff, but perhaps best avoided if you’re eating.
June Brown: Respect Your Elders
11.05PM, BBC1 June Brown, the 85-year-old EastEnders star, wants to know why the elderly in Britain are not afforded more respect. Her search for answers and solutions takes her inside the care system, and forces her to face her own future.
Come Dine With Me
8PM, CH4 This week’s dinner party contest comes from Peterborough, with the usual mix of illmatched hosts. It soon turns out that two of the four don’t get on – and the number grows.
The Walking Dead
9PM, RTÉ TWO If you haven’t seen this US zombie drama before, be warned, there’s lots of gore. In tonight’s double-bill, Shane makes a deadly sacrifice which leads to some weird behaviour.
9PM, BBC1 In a repeat from 2011, Sandra is asked to reopen the case of a murdered antiques dealer. The request comes from an old flame, DCI Larson (guest star Paul McGann), but the pair might want to think twice about getting involved again – Larson himself is under investigation...
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
10.35PM, BBC1 Edinburgh Fringe veterans Simon Evans, Imran Yusuf and Jimeion are on the bill in Sunderland, and 2008 Fringe best newcomer Sarah Millican headlines, in a programme first shown in 2010.
The Angelos Epithemiou Show
10.35PM, CH4 The comedy character best known for Shooting Stars presents a new, six-part series of his own entertainment show, with music and guests, including Gabby Logan. Very much to taste.