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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

Plandáil

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.

Guts

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.

New Tricks

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.

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