SIX HIGHLIGHTS FOR WHAT
If you want to see a jumbo jet stripped down... ENGINEERING GIANTS Sunday, 8pm, BBC2
This lively new series, fronted by engineer Rob Bell and comedian Tom Wrigglesworth, uncovers the inner workings of some truly huge machines – beginning with a Boeing 747 getting a complete overhaul. The scale is truly amazing.
If you want Scandinavian detective drama... WALLANDER Sunday, 9pm, BBC1
In the second of three new British-made Wallanders, the unsmiling detective (Kenneth Branagh) is drawn into a web of corruption and lies after the bodies of two eastern European gangsters are found, adrift on a raft. Why are the Latvian police so keen to close down the case?
If you want history... BRITAIN’S SECRET TREASURES Monday, 8pm, UTV
Bettany Hughes and Michael Buerk present this new, six-part series – running daily – that examines 50 historical objects discovered in recent years by ordinary people all over Britain, and explores the stories that they tell. (Right: The Vale of York Hoard of Viking silver.)
Damhsa Down Under
10PM, TG4 The Australian Irish dancers are preparing for the World Championships in Dublin. Two of them, Brent and Colbee, have even decided to move abroad so they can benefit from training with new teachers. But how will all this benefit them when the competition begins?
10PM, BBC2 Having (literally) shot himself in the foot, the unflappable, if useless, Ian is masterminding the Olympic preparations from his hospital bed. Meanwhile, the rivalry between Kay and Fiona reaches a new level with a hilarious, er, acorn-planting ceremony.
10.35PM, RTÉ ONE Student Brian Gregan heads to the European Indoors in Paris on tonight’s programme, hoping to make his mark on the international stage. But a medical drama threatens to spoil all his plans. And Camilla Speirs, one half of a mother-and-daughter team, attempts to qualify for the Olympics’ equestrian events.
10.35PM, BBC1 Titled Glasgow: The Grit And The Glamour, this film tells how a group of artists who met at Glasgow School of Art in the 1990s went on to turn their city into a global capital for modern art, and to win a string of Turner Prizes.