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The Life Swap Ad­ven­ture 8PM, BBC2 For this third swap, Lionel – a hunter from the Ama­zo­nian rain­forests, whose chil­dren dream of work­ing in a city – leaves his vil­lage be­hind for Lon­don, while civil ser­vant John heads for Guyana, where he feels a sense of com­mu­nity that has been miss­ing from his life. Poldark 9PM, BBC1 Ir­ish star Ai­dan Turner is back as Ross Poldark, who is try­ing to re­build his busi­ness – and his mar­riage. Mean­while, El­iz­a­beth is hop­ing to avoid any awk­ward ques­tions about her due date, but risks go­ing too far when she at­tempts to keep her early labour a se­cret. The Hand­maid’s Tale 9PM, CH4 In this third episode, we learn more about how Gilead came to be, and what Of­fred’s life was like be­fore she be­came a Hand­maid. In the present day, Of­glen pays a ter­ri­ble price for her re­la­tion­ship with another woman – but not as ter­ri­ble as that paid by her lover... The Loch 9PM, UTV Set against the beau­ti­ful and at­mo­spheric back­drop of Scot­land’s Loch Ness, this new six-part drama gets off to an in­trigu­ing start, with more than a touch of the Scandi noir about it. Laura Fraser is DS An­nie Red­ford, whose first mur­der case soon turns into a hunt for a se­rial killer. Red­wa­ter 9.30PM, RTÉ ONE It looks as though Kat and Al­fie brought a bit of the Wal­ford spirit with them, as what should be a happy fam­ily cel­e­bra­tion – in this case, a chris­ten­ing – de­scends into a row be­tween Der­mott and Peter. Can Agnes win the priest back over, or will her lat­est rev­e­la­tions just alien­ate him fur­ther? At least Eileen is look­ing on the bright side as she tries to con­vince her fam­ily that they can use the in­sur­ance money from the house fire to start their cook­ery school. Mean­while, Bernie still has doubts about Lance’s death, and Al­fie makes a con­fes­sion.


Big Love 7.30PM, BBC1 This first of a new ob­ser­va­tional se­ries fo­cuses on Phil and James, brothers with dwarfism, who are both en­gaged to marry women of av­er­age height. Food Un­wrapped 8PM, CH4 This week, Jimmy Do­herty is in Scot­land to see what’s be­ing done to pro­tect salmon farms from dis­ease; Kate Quil­ton heads down un­der to ex­plore the rise in kan­ga­roo meat; and Matt Teb­butt fol­lows the race to get as­para­gus on to su­per­mar­ket shelves. Cy­ber At­tack 9PM, BBC2 This timely Hori­zon doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the events of May 12, when the UK NHS’s med­i­cal files were il­le­gally en­crypted and held for ran­som by hack­ers, putting pa­tients’ lives at risk. 24 Hours In Po­lice Cus­tody 9PM, CH4 This week po­lice in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of his­toric child sex abuse dat­ing back to the 1970s – and of­fi­cers must ex­plain to the 76-year-old sus­pect’s dis­tressed wife just why her hus­band is un­der ar­rest. Un­for­got­ten 9.30PM, RTÉ2 Now they’ve iden­ti­fied the mur­der vic­tim as David Walker, Cassie and Sunny can get on with build­ing a pic­ture of him. The cops talk to the dead man’s ex-wife and son, but the orig­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion files also con­tain a few po­ten­tial leads.


Tried And Tasted: The Ul­ti­mate Shop­ping List 8PM, CH4 The panel of food ex­perts, led by Michel Roux Jr, sam­ple another batch of su­per­mar­ket sta­ples – this week, cof­fee, sausages and fresh tortel­loni. Plus, four brands of cheese and onion crisps are put to the taste test. Bro­ken 9PM, BBC1 Episode three finds the com­mu­nity reel­ing in the wake of Ver­non’s shock­ing death, and Fa­ther Michael is called upon by PC An­drew Pow­ell, who is com­ing un­der pres­sure to sup­port the col­league who fired the fa­tal shots. While Fa­ther Michael coun­sels the anx­ious cop­per to tell the truth no mat­ter what, he risks more than his job if he does. One Born Every Minute 9PM, CH4 There’s a short­age of beds, and Kristina’s twins need to be de­liv­ered quickly – which might mean a move to another hos­pi­tal. First Dates 10PM, CH4 There are some promis­ing-sound­ing matches this week – among them 24-year-old pro­fes­sional dog-walker Milo, who has been paired with an­i­mal char­ity worker An­gel­ica. Blue Bloods 10.15PM, RTÉ ONE It’s a suit­ably dra­matic sea­son fi­nale as Danny in­ter­rupts a ship­ment of sev­eral mil­lion dol­lars that was head­ing to a Mex­i­can drug car­tel. But while his ac­tions may make him a hero to the force, the drug deal­ers aren’t happy.


Eat Well For Less? 8PM, BBC1 Gregg Wal­lace and Chris Bavin try to per­suade a fam­ily to give up their takeaways. What they spend on con­ve­nience food is stag­ger­ing. Tonight At The Lon­don Pal­la­dium 8PM, UTV For the se­ries fi­nale, Bradley Walsh wel­comes the casts of School Of Rock and Les Mis­er­ables for show-stop­ping per­for­mances, plus com­edy from James Acaster, il­lu­sions by James More and mu­sic from Clean Bandit. Miss­ing You 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE This episode of the se­ries that fol­lows the lives of em­i­grants catches up with Gemma, whose par­ents have just landed

in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia. She can’t wait to show them their new grand­child, but they also have some im­por­tant news for her. Mean­while, Romy and Cole rem­i­nisce about their brother Fionn, who passed away aged just 19 when Romy was heav­ily preg­nant and couldn’t make it home to see him. On a lighter note, Cyprus-based Col­lette re­veals how she stays up to date on all the hap­pen­ings in Howth. The Met 9PM, BBC1 This week, there’s a look be­hind the scenes at a cus­tody suite; an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into re­ports of mu­ti­lated cats; and prepa­ra­tions for polic­ing an anti-cap­i­tal­ism march through Lon­don’s streets – a protest that turned ugly the pre­vi­ous year. Lethal Weapon 9.40PM, RTÉ2 In the first of a dou­ble bill, Riggs and Mur­taugh in­ves­ti­gate a case in­volv­ing a drugs car­tel, and dis­cover that one of their old train­ing of­fi­cers may also be in­volved. In the sec­ond edi­tion, Mur­taugh’s lo­cal area is tar­geted by a se­rial bur­glar. Fargo 10PM, CH4 In episode three of the US drama, the ac­tion moves from Min­nesota to sunny LA – a first for the show – as Glo­ria tries to find out more about her mur­dered step­fa­ther’s.


The Su­per­vet 8PM, CH4 Pro­fes­sor Noel Fitzpatrick’s poorly pa­tients this week in­clude an ebul­lient bull­dog puppy with a frac­tured el­bow and a young golden re­triever with a tu­mour in his leg. Live­line: Call Back 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE Joe Duffy looks back on more call­ers from his ra­dio show, in­clud­ing Vin­cent, who de­vel­oped a fas­ci­na­tion with the Lon­don gang­sters of the 1960s af­ter his hos­pi­talised brother re­ceived a recorded mes­sage from the no­to­ri­ous Reg­gie Kray. Joe also re­veals his own per­sonal con­nec­tion to the story of Larry Malone, who rang Live­line hop­ing to iden­tify the women who had tended to him fol­low­ing a hor­rific crash. Fi­nally, we hear about a scam to trick peo­ple into re­veal­ing their bank de­tails – and the woman who took on the con artists. DIY SOS: The Big Build 9PM, BBC1 This build could prove not only lifechang­ing, but life-ex­tend­ing for mid­wife Sascha. She has suf­fered kid­ney fail­ure, and needs dial­y­sis five days a week at the hos­pi­tal; be­ing able to do it at home could add years to her life. Cue Nick Knowles and his con­struc­tion cham­pi­ons. Wife Swap: Brexit Spe­cial 9PM, CH4 Two women – bar worker Pauline, who backed the Leave cam­paign in the UK, and Green coun­cil­lor Kat, a Re­mainer – swap homes, jobs and lives for a week to see if their strongly held opin­ions will sur­vive the ex­pe­ri­ence. Sparks will fly. River Mon­sters 8PM, UTV Was a sea crea­ture re­spon­si­ble for the deaths of five fish­er­men, washed ashore in Mex­ico in 2011? Jeremy Wade heads for the Sea of Cortez in search of ‘el di­ablo rojo’ – the red devil... Gar­den­ers’ World 8PM, BBC2 Monty Don kicks off the show’s 50th birthday cel­e­bra­tions at Gar­den­ers’ World Live at the NEC in Birm­ing­ham. Spe­cial guests in­clud­ing Mary Berry join the ten (yes, ten) GW pre­sen­ters guid­ing us round the show. The Best of The Late Late Show 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE Now that the cur­rent se­ries is over, it’s time to look back on some of the high­lights – and there are plenty to choose from. There’s a re­minder of how Al Porter got the Valen­tine’s spe­cial off to a fly­ing start by do­ing his best to em­bar­rass Ryan Tubridy, as well as the time that best­selling nov­el­ist Jilly Cooper rem­i­nisced about her se­cret kiss with Sean Con­nery. There’s another chance to hear Rob­bie Wil­liams belt out Joe Dolan’s You’re Such A Good Look­ing Woman, and an ap­pear­ance from Olympic he­roes the O’Dono­van brothers. Ver­sailles 9PM, BBC2 This penul­ti­mate episode finds Louis re­al­is­ing that he is rather less than god­like, but will he change his ways? Mean­while, Madame de Mon­tes­pan is des­per­ate, Philippe is de­vi­ous – no change there – and blood is spilt. The Daniel O’Don­nell Show 10.40PM, RTÉ ONE He re­cently went on a tour of Ire­land for Daniel and Ma­jella’s B&B Road Trip, but now the crooner is back on home turf – the stage. He in­vites more celebrity guests to join him for a chat and, of course, a song.


Pitch Bat­tle 7.15PM, BBC1 The stream of Sat­ur­day night tal­ent con­tests con­tin­ues with another new se­ries. This one is hosted by Mel Giedroyc and sees pop star Kelis, choir­mas­ter Gareth Malone and their guest judges of­fer­ing their opin­ions on ri­val singing groups. The Voice Kids 7.30PM, UTV/TV3, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott are in the spin­ning chairs as chil­dren per­form for a chance to win a £30,000 top prize to put to­wards their mu­si­cal ed­u­ca­tion. If a young would-be war­bler doesn’t make it through to the next round in this sec­ond set of blind au­di­tions, the judges will be spin­ning their chairs so they can of­fer some feed­back and words of en­cour­age­ment. An­i­mal Ba­bies 8PM, RTÉ2 The se­ries con­cludes with a look at the chal­lenges that young an­i­mals face in moun­tain ar­eas, where sadly their cute­ness is not al­ways an ad­van­tage. It in­cludes footage of a musk ox be­ing hunted by wolves and a gua­naco calf stand­ing for the first time.

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