THE LAST LAP
Twenty Twelve Tuesday, 10pm, BBC2
10PM, CH4 Continuing Channel 4’s mental health season, this two-parter (concluding tomorrow) puts eight volunteers – some with mental health issues, others without – through a gruelling work skills assessment. Will their potential employers, and a panel of experts, be able to tell which of them has mental health problems?
10.15PM, TG4 Neil Martin investigates why the final years of the 17th century, including the Battle of the Boyne, were so important to the long-term success of King James I’s Ulster plantation.
11.40PM, CH4 Season two concludes with Sarah and Holder closing in on Rosie’s killer. But there’s a twist in the tale, as more than one person was responsible for her death – and the coup de grâce was delivered by someone close to her...
11.40PM, RTÉ ONE In 1989 Bernard Loughlin walked the lanes and roads along the Border, under the shadow of the British Army’s watchtowers. All’s changed since then, and this is reminder of how far we’ve come in a quarter of a century. With only days to go until the Games, the Olympic Deliverance Team is tying up loose ends – and pretty hair-raising ‘loose ends’ they are. But how will it end for Ian (Hugh Bonneville, left) and Sally? That would be telling.
World’s Maddest Job Interview TV50: The Border – The Great Irish Divide
TV50: It’s A Hard Oul’ Station
7.30PM, RTÉ ONE This poignant profile, first aired in 1976, of the tight-knit community living in and around Dublin’s Sheriff Street details the residents’ attempts to survive amid the decaying Dublin docklands area, which has since been transformed beyond all recognition.
The Great British Story: A People’s History
7.30PM, BBC2 This week, Michael Wood shows how the Civil War was experienced by people across Britain – and claims that modern democracy was forged in the revolutionary movements that gained momentum after the execution of the king.
Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
8PM, CH4 A family of six in Cheshire, England, have had to come up with ingenious solutions to overcrowding in their three-bed semi, but those solutions are putting buyers off. Can Phil Spencer help when he steps in?
An Samhradh Linn
8.30PM, TG4 Síle Ní Bhraonáin is in Co Clare this evening experiencing the best in food and music in Ennis and sean-nós dancing in Coláiste Eoghain Uí Chomhraidhe in Carrigaholt.
TV50: Rural Portrait: A Quiet Way Of Life
9PM, BBC2 This stunning new series documents life in three wild landscapes through the eyes of the people who know them best. It opens in Wales, following a year in the lives of a farmer, a park warden, a poet and climber, who share their own perspectives on the region of Snowdonia.
8.30PM, RTÉ ONE Another programme from the RTÉ archives, this time a 1968 portrait of Tony Coyle, a water diviner who lived with his girlfriend and parents in a small cottage in Drogheda.
Snowdonia: A Year In The Wild