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If you want Ir­ish gang­sters... LOVE/HATE

Sun­day, 9.30pm, RTÉ One Af­ter last week’s kitty-gate, what sur­prises lie in store in tonight’s se­cond episode? King Rat Nidge is putting the pres­sure on his den­tist to co­op­er­ate, with De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Moyni­han watch­ing his ev­ery move. (Pic­tured: Brian F. O’Byrne and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor).

If you want tense drama... HOME­LAND

Tues­day, 10.30pm, RTÉ Two The third episode of the new se­ries finds fugi­tive Brody in in­creas­ingly des­per­ate straits and re­turn­ing to his faith for guid­ance in a most un­usual way. Mean­while, Car­rie is of­fered some help from a mys­te­ri­ous man, but at what cost? And can she con­nect with Saul? (Pic­tured: Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.)

If you want sharp wit... VEEP

Wed­nes­day, 10.35pm, Sky At­lantic Based on the Bri­tish show The Thick Of It and set in the White House, this po­lit­i­cal com­edy re­turns for a se­cond se­ries. This opener is di­rected by Chris Morris, and sees Vice Pres­i­dent Selina Meyer (Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus, right) try­ing to turn poor elec­tion re­sults to her ad­van­tage.

If you want a fly-on-the­wall doc­u­men­tary... NIGHT­SHIFT…

Thurs­day, 9.55pm, RTÉ Two Many of us dread hav­ing to get up early to go to work, but what if your work­ing day started when most peo­ple were get­ting ready to go to bed? The first of a new run in the Re­al­ity Bites strand fo­cuses on night work­ers, in­clud­ing street clean­ers Ed­die and Frankie (pic­tured).

If you want to know how the story ends... PEAKY BLIN­DERS

Thurs­day, 9pm, BBC2 This drama has di­vided opin­ion from the start, but it has evolved into com­pelling view­ing – for some, at least. The fi­nal episode sees Thomas (Cil­lian Mur­phy) pre­par­ing to move in on Billy Kim­ber’s turf – and Grace (Annabelle Wal­lis, right) fac­ing an ag­o­nis­ing de­ci­sion.

If you want wildlife... WAL­RUS: TWO TONNE TUSKER

Fri­day, 9pm, BBC2 From the al­ways ex­cel­lent Nat­u­ral World strand comes a de­light­ful film fol­low­ing the work of sci­en­tist Hol­ley Mu­raco to dis­cover why wal­ruses rarely breed in cap­tiv­ity. Her quest takes her to the wa­ters off north­ern Alaska, where the males sing to at­tract a mate.

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