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 Will.i.am, 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.