EVER MOOD YOU’RE IN
If you want something silly – but funny... VEXED Wednesday, 9pm, BBC2
The first series of Vexed divided opinion sharply, but some of us loved its unashamedly daft sending-up of the detective drama. Toby Stephens returns for a new run as the incorrigible DI Jack Armstrong, now paired with a new partner, Georgina Dixon (Miranda Raison, right).
If you want a diet for food lovers... HAIRY DIETERS Thursday, 8pm, BBC2
Something of a departure for Hairy Bikers Si King and David Myers, who in this new series set out to lose two-and-a-half stone in three months – while continuing to enjoy good food. Time to road test low-calorie, but equally tasty, versions of some of their favourite recipes.
If you want an evening with Sinéad O’Connor… FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Friday, 9.35pm, RTÉ One
The popular series presented by Gay Byrne featuring chat and music from some of Ireland’s favourite singers is back. The first episode features Sinéad O’Connor, who talks openly about her music career and some of the struggles she has faced in recent years.
The Lottery Liar
10PM, TV3 The bizarre story of how the British painter and decorator Howard Walmsley deceived his wife, family, friends – and bank manager – into believing he had won an £8.9 million lottery jackpot, in order to save his marriage.
10PM, CH4 The first of two films about very disturbed children who have been excluded from school focuses on 12-year-old Courtney. Can anything save her from herself, and her family history?
10.30PM, RTÉ TWO In the latest episode of the glossy US drama, Emily sets her sights on a new target when an author who has ties with the Graysons and the Clarkes returns to town. Meanwhile Conrad proves how dirty he’s willing to get when Daniel is dragged into the divorce, and Jack finally lets his guard down with Amanda.
8PM, BBC2 The Elms is an imposing Georgian house in Derbyshire, but it has lain empty for eight years, has neither floors nor stairs, and looks as if it will soon be beyond repair. Its new owners want to save it, but money is so tight that they’ve had to lay off their builders... Caroline Quentin investigates. The staff of Dublin’s SPCA have another busy week when a cat gets some intensive care after a run-in with a car, Lisa is called in to rescue a swan from a warehouse water pond, and Liam and Gillian try to save a horse.
Amish: A Secret Life
8PM, CH4 In part two (of three), David Starkey looks at how Winston’s biography of his ancestor John helped to change the public’s perception of its author from a has-been warmonger to a leader capable of quashing the Nazi threat.
9PM, UTV First of a new, two-part documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Manchester branch of Britain’s busiest legal aid-funded law firm. Filmed over the course of a year, it provides real insight into the justice system.
9PM, BBC2 Perhaps not as secret as it once was, the Amish way of life still has the power to fascinate. This documentary opens up the world of an Old Order Amish family who have taken a big risk in allowing themselves to be filmed – in contravention of their church’s rules.
BBC Proms: Handel’s Water Music
8PM, BBC2 A special performance of Handel’s Water Music and the Music for the Royal Fireworks. Both of these works were originally performed outside and, tonight, conductor Hervé Niquet recreates the atmosphere of those occasions in London with the 80-strong Le Concert Spirituel playing specially made instruments.
One Tree Hill
8.15PM, TG4 Brooke and Julian take measures to protect their family, while Chase faces the consequences for defending Chuck, and Clay reaches an understanding with Logan.
Mad Mad World
10.15PM, UTV Stacey Solomon, Eamonn Holmes and Stephen K Amos are tonight’s guests.
7PM, RTÉ ONE