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Point­less Celebri­ties 5.50PM, BBC1 Alexan­der Arm­strong and Richard Os­man present a celebrity news edi­tion of the gen­eral knowledge quiz. Alas­tair Ste­wart and Char­lene White, Emily Maitlis and Nick Robin­son, Piers Mor­gan and Su­sanna Reid, and Rageh Omaar and Cathy New­man are the teams.

Top Gear 8PM, BBC2 Matt LeBlanc faces one of the show’s most dar­ing chal­lenges yet as he drives an eightwheeled res­cue ve­hi­cle from Russia, while Chris Har­ris re­views the new Porsche Cay­man. Jamiro­quai front man Jay Kay is the guest.

At Your Ser­vice 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE When Bon­nie and Martin Bel­lamy moved with their fam­ily from Lon­don to Crooked­wood House near Mullingar, Co. West­meath, last year, they had big plans for the prop­erty’s 10 acres, in­clud­ing grow­ing their own veg­eta­bles and keep­ing chick­ens. How­ever, their new home also came with a dis­used restau­rant and eight B&B rooms which have been closed for over decade – and with no hospi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence, the Bel­lamys have no idea what to do with them. Luck­ily, John and Fran­cis Bren­nan are on hand to ad­vise the fam­ily on how to make the most of Crooked­wood House. Line Of Duty 9PM, BBC1 AC-12 find a new an­gle to pur­sue their case against DCI Roz Huntley as this grip­ping crime thriller con­tin­ues. But af­ter be­ing de­stroyed by their sus­pect in the in­ter­view room last week, Su­per­in­ten­dent Hast­ings is de­ter­mined not to make the same mis­take. Dragons’ Den 9.30PM, RTÉ ONE En­trepreneurs are chal­lenged to come up with in­no­va­tive busi­ness ideas and try to per­suade po­ten­tial in­vestors to part with their cash for a stake in the en­ter­prise.


The Boss 2.15PM, BBC1 Su­san Cal­man presents this new day­time quiz, where it pays to be cut-throat. We are promised ‘clever ques­tions, cun­ning con­tes­tants and laugh-out-loud mo­ments’. MasterChef 7.30PM, BBC1 The BBC is cer­tainly get­ting its money’s worth from MasterChef this week, with two episodes tonight, and fur­ther in­stal­ments on Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Friday. There are just 14 con­tes­tants left, but the route to the fi­nal is about to get a lot trick­ier. The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2017 8PM, TV3 High­lights of the cer­e­mony cel­e­brat­ing Ire­land’s most stylish women and men, hosted by Dar­ren Kennedy at the Marker Ho­tel in Dublin. Trump’s First 100 Days 9PM, BBC1 The Panorama team take a look back at the Don­ald’s first 100 days in the White House – which were event­ful, to say the least. Or­di­nary Lies 9.35PM, RTÉ2 The work­place drama re­turns for a sec­ond se­ries, and this time the ac­tion shifts from a car show­room to a sport­ing goods ware­house, where all the em­ploy­ees seem to be keep­ing se­crets. The first episode fo­cuses on Head of Sales Joe (Con O’Neill), who is the life and soul of the of­fice – un­til he ar­rives home from work early one day to find his wife Belinda (Jill Half­penny) behaving very oddly. Con­vinced she’s hav­ing an af­fair, the in­creas­ingly para­noid Joe in­stalls hid­den cam­eras to mon­i­tor her move­ments, but is he fully pre­pared for what the footage might re­veal?


Bake Off: Creme De La Creme 8PM, BBC2 The teams’ first chal­lenge is to finely craft two batches of per­fectly uni­form minia­ture patis­series, be­fore they must rein­vent the pavlova. So, who will keep a steady hand? Peter Kay’s Car Share 9PM, BBC1 Ev­ery­one else can see that John and Kayleigh should be to­gether – apart from John and Kayleigh, of course. And, as this warm-hearted com­edy con­tin­ues, the pair grow even closer when they get up to some mon­key busi­ness af­ter tak­ing a day off work. Hori­zon 9PM, BBC2 In the first of a new se­ries of the sci­ence strand, the co­me­dian Rory Brem­ner is on a per­sonal mis­sion to un­cover the sci­ence of at­ten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der (ADHD), a con­di­tion he sus­pects he has. First Dates 10PM, CH4 At 90, Ray­mon is the old­est dater to visit the restau­rant of love. His date is ball­room danc­ing en­thu­si­ast Ce­celia. Will Ray­mon still have the moves to waltz her off her feet? Blue Bloods 10.15PM, RTÉ ONE Danny and Baez in­ves­ti­gate the mur­der of a man who killed a mother and son while driv­ing drunk – and then walked away scot­free thanks to a high-priced lawyer. Mean­while, An­thony is fac­ing prob­lems of his own as he is asked to wear a wire.


Me And My Dog: The Ul­ti­mate Con­test 8PM, BBC2 It’s the grand fi­nal as the best hu­man-ca­nine part­ners are crowned – but not be­fore they com­plete more fiendish chal­lenges. Gog­gle­box Ire­land 9PM, TV3 The telly ad­dicts pass com­ment on the week’s pro­grammes in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ment, drama, movies and news from the com­fort of their liv­ing rooms. Sec­ond Chance Sum­mer: Tus­cany 9PM, BBC2 It is the start of au­tumn in Tus­cany, and time for the olive har­vest at La Ban­di­tac­cia. Ini­tially, the team pull to­gether, but in­ter­est soon wanes af­ter the scale of the task hits home. It wasn’t meant to be this hard, was it?

Con­fes­sions Of A Ju­nior Doc­tor 9PM, CH4 The sec­ond episode of this star­tling se­ries looks at ju­nior doc­tors who are un­der in­creas­ing pres­sure try­ing to deal with an un­prece­dented num­ber of pa­tients.

Peaky Blin­ders 11.20PM, RTÉ2 Thomas is still look­ing to ex­pand the fam­ily busi­ness as the Shel­bys hire a neigh­bour­hood boy called the Dig­beth Kid to be ar­rested for gambling and help the lo­cal cops meet their quota – but the plan has a tragic out­come. Mean­while, Tommy and John meet with Billy of the Black Coun­try Boys and tell him to round up his men to go to work in Cam­den Town for Al­fie Solomons. Arthur is threat­ened by the mother of the boy he killed, Polly gets to know her son, Michael, and the Shel­bys go to the auc­tion to pur­chase a horse.


The Su­per­vet 8PM, CH4 Andi and Michaela have a nerve-rack­ing wait while their Rhode­sian ridge­back has an op­er­a­tion on her spine. But, with Noel Fitz­patrick in charge, she’s in safe hands.

Home Of The Year 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE They’ve whit­tled the con­tenders in this fas­ci­nat­ing in­te­ri­ors show down from 21 to just seven fi­nal­ists. Now judges De­clan O’Don­nell, Deirdre Whe­lan and Hugh Wal­lace put their heads to­gether at Palmer­stown House in Co Kil­dare to de­cide which prop­erty is the ul­ti­mate win­ner.

Joanna Lum­ley’s Post­cards 8.30PM, UTV In this week’s trip down mem­ory lane, Joanna looks back at the ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous times she’s had trav­el­ling across Greece, from the Acrop­o­lis in Athens to the mag­nif­i­cent moun­tain monas­ter­ies of Me­te­ora.

The Restau­rant 9PM, TV3 Broad­caster An­ton Sav­age be­comes head chef for the day, serv­ing Dover sole with Dublin Bay prawns and sam­phire, and slow-braised beef cheek.

The Last King­dom 9PM, BBC2 In the penul­ti­mate episode, Uhtred and Siegfrid come face to face for the first time since the north­men’s ban­ish­ment from Northum­bria, and Uhtred is con­fronted with a de­ci­sion that will de­fine the fate of Wes­sex.

Born To Kill 9PM, CH4 In the sec­ond part of this dis­turb­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal drama, the death of a pa­tient at the hos­pi­tal has aroused sus­pi­cion around trou­bled teen Sam (Jack Rowan), and he must keep his mur­der­ous de­sires in check. For now...


Tracks And Trails 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE An­nalise Mur­phy won a sil­ver medal in the Women’s Laser Ra­dial sail­ing com­pe­ti­tion at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but sport­ing suc­cess runs in the fam­ily – her mother, Cathy McAleavey, com­peted in the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Now, the two women are team­ing up to walk along the Royal Canal. Once a ma­jor pas­sen­ger and cargo route from Dublin to the River Shan­non, it fell into de­cline fol­low­ing the ad­vent of road and rail. But since the 1990s, it has been re­stored, and An­nalise and Cathy learn more about its past and present dur­ing their jour­ney.

Have I Got News For You 9PM, BBC1 For the sec­ond episode of the in­cred­i­ble 53rd se­ries, team cap­tains Paul Mer­ton and Ian His­lop are joined by guest host Kirsty Young, with pan­el­lists in­clud­ing Jon Richard­son.

Ver­sailles 9PM, BBC2 While King Louis’s bad ex­am­ple is blamed for the no­bil­ity’s im­moral­ity, and Philippe pre­pares to meet his new bride, an­other vic­tim of poisoning con­founds Mar­chal as this raunchy pe­riod drama con­tin­ues.

Sarah Mil­li­can: Out­sider 10PM, CH4 Love her or loathe her, Sarah Mil­li­can has estab­lished her­self as one of the UK’s biggest co­me­di­ans. Recorded live last year in Brighton, the joc­u­lar Ge­ordie shares her thoughts on bond­ing with cats and get­ting a res­cue dog.

The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show 10.35PM, BBC1 Join­ing the ge­nial host on the sofa this week are Os­car-win­ning Hol­ly­wood roy­alty Goldie Hawn and the Star Wars star John Boyega; plus, Lucie Jones per­forms the UK’s Euro­vi­sion en­try, Never Give Up On You.


Na­ture’s Epic Jour­neys 7.10PM, RTÉ2 Liz Bon­nin con­cludes the se­ries by fol­low­ing thou­sands of ze­bras as they em­bark on Africa’s long­est land mi­gra­tion to reach Nxai Pan Na­tional Park. The dis­tance isn’t the only chal­lenge, as the ze­bras also face lions, dogs and star­va­tion.

Rug­baí Beo 7.15PM, TG4 Treasa Ní Dhub­hghaill presents all the ac­tion from the PRO12 en­counter be­tween Connacht and Scar­lets, which takes place at the Sports­ground (kick-off 7.35pm).

Bil­lion­aire’s Par­adise: In­side Necker Is­land 8.10PM, RTÉ2 Doc­u­men­tary go­ing be­hind the scenes at Richard Bran­son’s Necker Is­land, one of the world’s most ex­clu­sive hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions where guests can pay more than £40,000 a night.

All Round To Mrs Brown’s 9.20PM, RTÉ ONE AND BBC1 Most Haunted pre­sen­ter Yvette Field­ing lends her ghost-hunt­ing skills to Der­mot and Buster dur­ing their Celebrity Haunted House tour. It’s the last edi­tion of the cur­rent se­ries, and the Brown fam­ily are also joined by West End star Michael Ball, ac­tress Sune­tra Sarker and The Vamps.

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