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Snow Chick: A Pen­guin’s Tale 7.30PM, RTÉ 2 )))

Kate Winslet lends her dul­cet tones to this com­pelling doc­u­men­tary. Cam­eras fol­low the first few months in the life of an em­peror pen­guin, born in an Antarc­tic mid­win­ter and for­ever un­der threat from preda­tors.

BBC Proms 2017 8PM, BBC4 ))))

From the Royal Al­bert Hall comes this semi-staged per­for­mance by John Wil­son and his orches­tra of the 1943 Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein mu­si­cal Ok­la­homa! All to­gether now: ‘Oh, What A Beau­ti­ful Mornin’…’

Only Con­nect 8.30PM, BBC2 )))

Vic­to­ria Coren Mitchell hosts an­other round of the quiz as a team of rep­tile-lovers take on three ac­tors. All they have to do is find the con­nec­tions be­tween things that at first glance seem ut­terly ran­dom. Sim­ple.

Gar­den­ers’ World 9PM, BBC2 ))))

Monty Don has tips on main­tain­ing hedges, Adam Frost un­cov­ers the se­crets of suc­cess­ful plant­ing com­bi­na­tions, Carol Klein chooses va­ri­eties of late-flow­er­ing clema­tis, and Nick Bailey is in Corn­wall to seek out a plant that is now threat­en­ing rare and na­tive species.

The Last Leg 9PM, CH4 )))

In the fi­nal episode of the cur­rent se­ries, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Wid­di­combe are joined by for­mer US Vice Pres­i­dent and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Al Gore.

Sher­lock 9.25PM, RTÉ2 ))))

Toby Jones is al­ways good in any project, but here he gives one of his best turns as the out­stand­ing se­ries four con­tin­ues. The epony­mous sleuth faces a dan­ger­ous new en­emy in the form of Cul­ver­ton Smith (Jones), whose po­si­tion of power con­ceals a shock­ing se­cret. Alien­ated from John, Sher­lock must face his de­mons to scup­per his en­emy’s schemes.

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