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Call The Mid­wife: The Case­book 5.05PM, BBC1 Stephen McGann, bet­ter known to Call The Mid­wife view­ers as Dr Pa­trick Turner, takes us on a per­sonal jour­ney. This is the story of the dra­matic so­cial and med­i­cal changes that af­fected home life and child­birth in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s. Danc­ing With The Stars 6.30PM, RTÉ ONE It’s the sec­ond show in this new series as the con­tes­tants per­form a rou­tine to im­press the judges and view­ers. An­tiques Road­show Holo­caust Me­mo­rial 7.30PM, BBC1 Fiona Bruce meets sur­vivors and their fam­i­lies who have come to­gether to talk – many for the first time on air – about life un­der Hitler’s tyranny, and about the pre­cious ob­jects that help to tell their Sec­ond World War stories. En­deav­our 8PM, UTV Ox­ford is a hive of ac­tiv­ity as so­cial ac­tivist Joy Pet­ty­bon ar­rives to pro­mote her ‘Keep Bri­tain De­cent’ cam­paign. And, when a lo­cal man is found mur­dered, En­deav­our finds him­self in the cen­tre of a bat­tle be­tween con­ser­va­tives and lib­er­als. Walk­ing The Amer­i­cas 8PM, CH4 The ex­plorer Le­vi­son Wood con­tin­ues his epic jour­ney, walk­ing from Mex­ico to Colom­bia. In the sec­ond episode, he treks 400 miles from Gu­atemala. Thai­land: Earth’s Trop­i­cal Par­adise 9PM, BBC2 The third part of this stun­ning wildlife series heads to north­ern Thai­land, a mys­te­ri­ous land dom­i­nated by moun­tains and cloaked in for­est. Strik­ing Out 9.30PM, RTÉ ONE Tara’s pro­fes­sional and per­sonal lives look set to col­lide again this week, as she gets in­volved in the case of Barry O’Brien, who has suf­fered acute liver fail­ure. Two women come for­ward claim­ing to be his wife. Eric is rep­re­sent­ing one of these claimants. Hup 9.30PM, TG4 Tonight’s weekly mu­sic ses­sion comes from the Wil­liam Kennedy Pip­ing Fes­ti­val in Ar­magh, with per­for­mances from mas­ter pipers The Friel Sis­ters and Paddy Keenan.


Great Bri­tish Rail­way Jour­neys 6.30PM, BBC2 Michael Por­tillo crosses the Ir­ish Sea for a jour­ney around Ire­land’s rail­way tracks. An Is­land Parish: An­guilla 8.30PM, BBC2 All over the is­land, ma­jor birth­day cel­e­bra­tions are tak­ing place for Queen El­iz­a­beth’s 90th and pop­u­lar ex­pat Mar­garet Jones’s 100th. Laochra Gael 9PM, TG4 A por­trait of Kerry foot­baller Séa­mus Moyni­han. Fea­tur­ing in­ter­views with Dara Ó Cin­néide, Peter Cana­van and Seán Ó Domh­naill. Silent Wit­ness 9PM, BBC1 Dr Nikki investigates when the body of a young woman is dis­cov­ered in the River Lea, with her hands bound. The case takes on a more sin­is­ter turn when it’s dis­cov­ered the girl was the best friend of a teenager who also dis­ap­peared near the river. Bri­tain’s An­cient Cap­i­tal: Se­crets Of Orkney 9PM, BBC2 The team con­clude their Orkney ad­ven­ture as Andy Tor­bet dives in search of the in­spi­ra­tion for the first stone cir­cle, and Dr Shini So­mara tests the tech­nol­ogy behind a Bronze-Age sauna. The Hal­cyon 9PM, UTV It’s June 1940, and the Sec­ond World War is threat­en­ing to spoil the fun at the ho­tel. There are refugees flood­ing the Hal­cyon’s foyer, a mad French count in the Re­gent Suite and anti-Semitism in the kitchen. But at least the band’s still play­ing… We Need To Talk About Dad 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE Host Brendan Court­ney and his fam­ily are fac­ing the tough­est de­ci­sion of their lives so far. And it’s a de­ci­sion that can tear a fam­ily apart. This fol­lows the Court­neys’ ap­pli­ca­tion for the HSE’s ‘Fair Deal’ scheme. First Dates Ho­tel 10PM, CH4 Head­ing to the south of France this week are ex­trav­a­gant Bella, who likes dress­ing up as char­ac­ters from the mu­si­cal Cats, and the aris­to­cratic Tom, whose priv­i­leged up­bring­ing hasn’t helped him in his search for love. How will the dates go?


Eco Eye 7PM, RTÉ ONE More peo­ple in Ire­land are re­cy­cling than ever be­fore, but we’re still a long way off from achiev­ing sus­tain­abil­ity. Dun­can Ste­wart ex­plores the im­pact of ir­re­spon­si­ble dis­card­ing of waste, and asks what needs to be done to tackle the prob­lem. Martin Clunes: Is­lands Of Aus­tralia 8PM, UTV The ‘pasty white English actor’ con­tin­ues his tour of some of Aus­tralia’s 8,220 is­lands with a trip to the Tiwi Is­lands in the trop­i­cal north. They are home to one of Aus­tralia’s Abo­rig­i­nal cul­tures – peo­ple who could teach the I’m A Celebrity con­tes­tants a thing or two about Bush­tucker Tri­als. Our Danc­ing Town 9PM, BBC2 Af­ter get­ting the peo­ple of Barns­ley danc­ing in the streets, chore­og­ra­pher Steve Elias – the Gareth Malone of dance – is off to Skip­ton. But will he be able to per­suade this town of mar­ket traders to dance? Sugar Free Farm 9PM, UTV As Peter Dav­i­son re­turns to the farm fol­low­ing his med­i­cal drama last week, Ali­son Ham­mond suf­fers a dizzy spell, and is re­ferred to hos­pi­tal for a full di­a­betes test. And it’s only day four... 24 Hours in A&E 9PM, CH4 The touch­ing stories of life, love and loss this week in­volve a 64-year-old man who has been hit by a pizza-de­liv­ery mo­tor­bike.

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