The Zoo 6.30PM, RTÉ ONE It’s the last of the current series, and there is plenty of excitement in the gorilla enclosure as a pregnant female draws closer to giving birth. Meanwhile, the orangutans explore their new habitat, which they have to share with the siamang gibbons. Mexico: Earth’s Festival Of Life 8PM, BBC2 In the final part of this stunning wildlife series, we head to Mexico’s northern deserts and meet the impossibly cute prairie dogs, before venturing into cowboy country to find out what life is like for the local cattle ranchers. The Durrells 8PM, UTV What better way to bring everyone together, thinks Hugh, than a cricket match between the Greeks and the English? And who better to umpire than Countess Mavrodaki (Leslie Caron) herself? But you can be sure there’s going to be nothing friendly about this match. Cabins In The Wild With Dick Strawbridge 8PM, CH4 In this new series, the mustachioed engineer from Northern Ireland meets the designers of eight unique cabins, including one that is shaped like a hat, and another that is designed to look like a cave. Grantchester 9PM, UTV Sidney leaves Grantchester behind and heads towards a Romany travellers’ camp to do some much-needed soul-searching – but murder always stalks our poor vicar, and when one of the community is killed, Sidney is the number one suspect. The Trial: A Murder In The Family 9PM, CH4 Directed by Nick Holt and airing on consecutive nights, this five-part drama documentary follows a fictional murder trial, attended by a genuine judge, real defence and prosecution barristers, and 12 members of the public on the jury. Redwater 9.30PM, RTÉ ONE EastEnders’ much-loved couple have gone and landed their own spin-off show, and as you may have gathered already, there are plenty of problems following them wherever they go. In the second episode, the villagers come to terms with their loss, and Róisín’s estranged sister Eileen returns from the US after two decades away, so Alfie tries to persuade Kathleen not to go to the wake. Maria Doyle Kennedy and Angeline Ball (The Commitments) star alongside Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, who are as good as ever as the eponymous duo.
Great British Menu 7.30PM, BBC2 All this week, chefs from the North East will be competing against each other, with returning champion Tommy Banks up against newcomers Danny Parker and Josh Overington. GAA USA 8PM, TG4 Early 20th-century Irish Americans were driven by the idea of Irish independence while at the same time striving to carve out a new identity. In this second offering, Dara Ó Cinnéide explores how the GAA reflected this profound dilemma. Food Unwrapped 8PM, CH4 In Thailand, Jimmy Doherty discovers the surprising secret ingredient that makes a prawn cracker unique, while Kate Quilton finds out if salt really is that bad for our health. Doctor In The House 9PM, BBC1 Dr Rangan Chatterjee moves in with Emma Gleeson, 34, whose life is blighted by severe anxiety, depression and panic attacks. But you don’t need to be a doctor to know that her heavy drinking (up to 70 units a week) might just have something to do with it. Ordinary Lies 12.25AM, RTÉ2 Matt Di Angelo, Elen Rhys, and Griff Rhys Jones are on fine form in this penultimate offering. It centres on Caz and Fletch, a happy couple who are comfortable with their daily routine at work and at home. However, when his mother falls ill and ends up in hospital in a critical condition, their lives are suddenly changed. Caz, in a moment of desperation, decides to contact Fletch’s estranged dad, Patrick, unaware that he has a new life and family. Meanwhile, Ally and Kim lend Ash a shoulder to cry on at hospital. Good support comes from Luke Bailey.
Horizon: Space Volcanoes 9PM, BBC2 This awe-inspiring instalment uses computer graphics and original Nasa material to reveal the spectacular sights of volcanoes erupting on other planets across the solar system. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next 9PM, UTV In the concluding episode, Davina McCall catches up with Jade Hartley as she travels to Barbados to see her father for the first time since they were reunited – and waiting for her on the Caribbean island are a whole new family she’s never met before. Grey’s Anatomy 9.40PM, RTÉ2 One of America’s most successful medical dramas continues to set pulses racing as the latest offering proves. While Ben and Stephanie make career-changing decisions, Eliza and Alex come to blows over a young patient’s treatment. Ellen Pompeo stars. First Dates 10PM, CH4 Will amateur dramatics enthusiast Tim hit the right notes with classical music singer Zoe? And will marketing assistant Alice be the cream of the crop for dairy farmer Ben?
Blue Bloods 10.15PM, RTÉ ONE
Tom Selleck probably never thought he’d land a series as successful as Magnum PI
when it ended in the 1980s. However, this slick cops and robbers drama is doing a good job of matching that saga’s popularity, though he does receive excellent support from the likes of Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes. In the latest offering, Erin faces off in court against Jack, her ex-husband, when he represents someone she is attempting to convict of murder.
Live Europe League Final 7.30PM, TV3 Ajax v Manchester United (Kick-off 7.45pm).Tommy Martin presents coverage of the showpiece match from the Friends Arena in Stockholm as a Manchester United victory will mean a Champions' League place next year. With analysis from Graeme Souness, Neil Lennon and Bill Kerr Shop Well For Less? 8PM, BBC1 In the final episode, Alex Jones and Steph McGovern are in the UK’s midlands to help Jason and Kerry and their three girls. It’s tough getting kids off the computer, but here, it’s mum Kerry who is spending all her time online, and her shopping bill is spinning out of control. Tonight At The London Palladium 8PM, UTV Taking to the stage tonight are the cast of the hotly anticipated musical revival Annie; incredible mind-reading act The Clairvoyants; the British blues singer Elkie Brooks; comedian Brian Conley; and the British national Latin formation champions, Fever Formation. Bake Off: Creme De La Creme 9PM, BBC2 It’s the second semi-final of Britain’s most demanding baking competition. Across two gruelling challenges, two teams of professional pastry chefs lock horns for the last place in next week’s grand final. Scannal! 9.30PM, TG4 In 1994, more than 1,000 women were infected by contaminated blood products, leading to 146 deaths. The latest documentary examines why nobody has faced trial in the hepatitis C scandal, one of the worst cases in the nation’s history.
The Supervet 8PM, CH4 A German Shepherd needs treatment for a painful degenerative spinal disease, and a Chihuahua requires a hip replacement. All in a day’s work for Professor Fitzpatrick. Joanna Lumley’s Postcards 8.30PM, UTV Our fabulous travel guide remembers her trip to China and Mongolia aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. It’s a journey that gets off to a very personal start as she sets off from Hong Kong, one of her childhood homes, where her father’s regiment was stationed. The Truth About HIV 9PM, BBC1 Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV, and at the Mildmay Hospital in London, meets Prince Harry, who is continuing his mother’s work in helping to raise awareness of the importance of testing. Fíorscéal 11.05PM, TG4 When the Pacific lionfish was accidentally introduced to the waters of the Atlantic, few thought it would cause such a problem to the native species. The latest edition in this strand examines assorted attempts to curb the problem.
An Bear 8.30PM, TG4 Seán Ó hIarnáin, from Leitir Calaidh in Connemara is one of the country’s best ultra-cyclists. In 2014, having made the top 10 of the world rankings, he set himself the ultimate goal. This show tells how he got on. Versailles 9PM, BBC2 The court of Versailles faces threats on two fronts this week: on the battlefield, the cunning William of Orange tempts the King – against advice – to attack his Dutch army; and on the home front, Madame de Montespan plots against Queen Marie-Therese. The Late Late Show 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE The bad news is this is the last in the current series of one of the world’s longest running chat shows. But on the plus side, host Ryan Tubridy has pulled out all the stops to ensure this series goes out on a high note. The Graham Norton Show 10.35PM, BBC1 Joining Graham on the sofa this week are the acclaimed actress Salma Hayek and the comedian and author David Walliams.
Earth’s Greatest Spectacles 7.20PM, RTÉ2 The final episode takes us to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Each year, a flood transforms the landscape and cameras show how it affects the lives of species including catfish, leopards and elephants. Britain’s Got Talent 8PM, TV3 & UTV It seems the judges became attached to their golden buzzers during the audition stages, as rumour has it that, in a change to previous years, they will get to keep them as the live semi-finals get under way tonight. Those who don’t hear the golden buzzer will have to hope they can impress the viewers as they try to reach the next stage of the contest and move closer to the big prize. Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors 9PM, BBC2 Houses play an important part in the works of Jane Austen, from Northanger Abbey to Mansfield Park. Historian Lucy Worsley explores how the author’s life and writing was shaped by the properties she lived in.