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Coun­try­file )))) 5.30PM, BBC1

El­lie Har­ri­son looks at the sur­pris­ing part flow­ers and plants play in our ev­ery­day lives. She vis­its a herb gar­den to find out about a plant that’s help­ing in the fight against can­cer, and a top restau­rant to hear about the lat­est foodie trend – flow­ers that aren’t just for dec­o­ra­tion, but to eat.

The Chase Celebrity Spe­cial 6.30PM, UTV )))

Ac­tor Phil Daniels, Strictly’s Janette Man­rara, Em­merdale’s Isabel Hod­gins and comic Roy Hudd are the fa­mous faces try­ing to stay one step ahead of the Chaser.

Se­crets Of Sil­i­con Val­ley 8PM, BBC2 )))

So, is tech­nol­ogy a good or a bad thing? In this thought-pro­vok­ing two-part doc­u­men­tary, Jamie Bartlett in­ves­ti­gates how tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies are shap­ing the fu­ture of the world – and ex­am­ines the po­ten­tial neg­a­tive con­se­quences of the drive to­wards progress.

Fran­cis Bren­nan’s Grand Viet­namese Tour 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE ))))

The Cu Chi Tun­nels proved in­stru­men­tal in the out­come of the Viet­nam War, as the tourists dis­cover in this week’s show. Dublin-born chil­dren’s rights cam­paigner Christina Noble also ap­pears in a mem­o­rable edi­tion.

Coast New Zealand 8.35PM, RTÉ2 )))

The sul­try and hir­sute Neil Oliver has been en­ter­tain­ing us with his en­cy­lopaedic knowl­edge of the far-off coun­try of New Zealand but, alas, this is the last in the se­ries. Ex­pect some Maori tales.

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