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SUN­DAY Lords & La­dles,

RTE1, 6.30pm The chefs con­clude an­other se­ries of their culi­nary ad­ven­tures, as Cather­ine Ful­vio and Paul Flynn travel to Dr­is­hane House in Co Cork, which is note­wor­thy for be­ing the for­mer home of leg­endary Ir­ish au­thor Edith Somerville. They are shown around the prop­erty and given an in­sight­ful his­tory les­son, be­fore they take to the kitchen to pre­pare a mouth-wa­ter­ing meal in­flu­enced by 19th­cen­tury din­ners, which fea­tures a mac­a­roni tower, Ir­ish Moss Blanc­mange, and a rice dish cre­ated for Florence Nightin­gale.

Dunkirk: The For­got­ten Heroes,

Chan­nel 4, 8pm The real-life events of what hap­pened on the beaches of France in 1940 are far more hor­ri­fy­ing than any Hol­ly­wood block­buster could ever cap­ture, and this doc­u­men­tary looks back at the story behind one of the most sig­nif­i­cant events of the Sec­ond World War. It gives the re­main­ing mem­bers of the 51st High­land Di­vi­sion a chance to talk about the events in their own words, as they re­live the decision that saw them left behind to fight on bravely while the Bri­tish army pulled their other forces out.

The Mis­ad­ven­tures of Romesh Ran­ganathan,

BBC2, 9pm The co­me­dian has vis­ited some of they most vis­ually-stun­ning, yet po­lit­i­cally-trou­bled lo­ca­tions around the world. Now the se­ries con­cludes in Al­ba­nia. Romesh is greeted by heavy rain, but his spir­its are high when he is given a guided tour by lo­cal tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Er­jona Rusi. He gets the chance to meet all sorts of char­ac­ters on his trav­els, as he learns about the coun­try’s colour­ful his­tory and what it is re­ally like to live there.

MON­DAY

Nadiya’s Fam­ily Favourites,

BBC2, 8pm

The chef, who won her way into view­ers’ hearts dur­ing The Great Bri­tish Bake Off, re­turns for a new se­ries in which she demon­strates how to make sim­ple, sat­is­fy­ing meals that are both healthy and suit­able for any oc­ca­sion. In this opener she be­gins with recipes that are per­fect for a fam­ily day out, in­clud­ing chai spiced ver­mi­celli, cheese bis­cuits with tomato jam, and prawn saf­fron biryani.

Our Guy In Rus­sia,

Chan­nel 4, 9pm Petrol­head Guy Martin is back on our screens, as he takes the ul­ti­mate trip around Rus­sia, hop­ing to leave cur­rent mis­con­cep­tions behind and em­brace the coun­try’s true ex­pe­ri­ences. In this opener to the three-part se­ries, he be­gins his trav­els in Moscow, where he gets the chance to ride with a pro-Putin biker gang, test his dare­devil skills with a pair of rooftop­pers, and drive a price­less Zil limou­sine right into Red Square. He fin­ishes up with a first for him — an aer­o­batic dis­play in a 500mph air­craft.

Pic­nic at Hang­ing Rock,

RTE2, 9.30pm The haunt­ing pe­riod drama, star­ring Natalie Dormer, makes its Ir­ish network de­but. It re­volves around Hester Ap­p­le­yard, an English widow who trav­els to Aus­tralia at the tail end of the 19th-cen­tury. There she sets up an es­teemed school for young women. How­ever, trou­ble fol­lows close behind, as some of the school’s pupils and a teacher mys­te­ri­ously van­ish with­out a trace dur­ing the Valen­tine’s Day pic­nic.

Stonemouth,

RTE1, 10.35pm The two-part drama, star­ring Peter Mul­lan, con­cludes. Ste­wart seeks El­lie’s help in un­rav­el­ling the truth that sur­rounds Cal­lum’s death. How­ever, ev­ery­one is about to dis­cover that time is not on their sides, and the fall­out could end up tear­ing the Murston fam­ily apart.

TUES­DAY

The Life Swap Ad­ven­ture, RTE2, 8.30pm This ex­per­i­men­tal new se­ries takes two peo­ple and drops them into each other’s worlds to see how they get along out­side of their com­fort zone. In this open­ing in­stal­ment, two fa­thers are given one week to see what life is like on the op­po­site side of the globe. Will they cope with the pres­sures or will home­sick­ness and the new sur­round­ings be too much for them?

Mark Ker­mode’s Se­crets of Cin­ema,

BBC4, 9pm The vet­eran film critic knows a thing or two about the his­tory of cin­ema, and this new se­ries gives him a plat­form with which to of­fer his in­sight and analysis. Each edi­tion sees him study what makes a great genre flick, from hor­ror to sci-fi and be­yond. The se­ries be­gins with this look at romantic come­dies and how, de­spite of­ten be­ing dis­dained by crit­ics, they have been loved by au­di­ences for decades.

My Bro­ken Brain,

RTE1, 9.35pm This one-off spe­cial gets to know just some of the 700,000 peo­ple across Ire­land who live with neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions — in­clud­ing Epilepsy, Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease, Alzheimer’s Dis­ease and Parkin­son’s Dis­ease. It fol­lows them along the var­i­ous stages of their jour­neys, in­clud­ing test­ing, surgery and treat­ment, show­ing view­ers the touch­ing mo­ments and lifeal­ter­ing de­ci­sions that go into the treat­ment of such con­di­tions.

WED­NES­DAY Live Well For Longer,

Chan­nel 4, 8pm Kate Quil­ton, Ta­mal Ray and Mor­land San­ders present this new se­ries, look­ing at what we can be do­ing to help our gen­eral health and well-be­ing. This opener looks at how we af­fect our bod­ies with sex, drugs and al­co­hol con­sump­tion. The team goes its separate ways to look into the front­line of med­i­cal de­vel­op­ments. Kate and Ta­mal ex­am­ine a po­ten­tially hang­over­free ver­sion of al­co­hol, Mor­land tests con­tro­ver­sial smart drug Modafinil, and a group of women de­cide to give up al­co­hol for one month to see what re­sult it may have on their bod­ies both in­side and out. Killed By My Debt, BBC1, 9pm Chance Per­domo, Craig Parkin­son and Juliet Cowan star in this one-off drama, orig­i­nally re­leased on­line via BBC3. It fol­lows 19-year-old Jerome Rogers, whose life be­gins to spi­ral out of con­trol af­ter two £65 traf­fic fines be­gin to grow with in­ter­est — even­tu­ally land­ing him in debt for more than £1,000.

ThUrS­DAY Size Mat­ters,

BBC4, 9pm Han­nah Fry presents this twopart spe­cial, which looks at why things in the nat­u­ral world are the size that they are. In this opener, she ex­am­ines what life would be like on Earth if it was to a big­ger scale, and ex­per­i­ments with as­pects in­clud­ing g-force, the size of an­i­mals, and what a hu­man body would look like if it grew to be a mas­sive 15m tall.

Prison,

Chan­nel 4, 9pm Cam­eras are given the unique op­por­tu­nity to find out what life is re­ally like for the in­mates and staff at Durham jail in Eng­land. Filmed over a seven-month pe­riod, this opener be­gins with a panic sur­round­ing danger­ous new drug ‘spice’, as those work­ing on the in­side at­tempt to com­bat a prison-wide spread.

Ram­say’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,

Chan­nel 4, 10pm Chef Gor­don Ram­say re­turns for a new se­ries, as he trav­els the length and breadth of Amer­ica, help­ing restau­rants who are in des­per­ate need of clean­ing up their acts. In this opener he be­gins at the fam­ily-run Ital­ian res­tau­rant Bella Gianna’s in New York, but will he be able to work his magic in just 24 hours?

Ac­quit­ted: The Rugby Rape Trial,

RTE1, 10.15pm The trial sur­round­ing al­le­ga­tions against Ire­land and Ul­ster rugby play­ers Paddy Jack­son and Stu­art Old­ing, and Blane McIl­roy and Rory Har­ri­son had the na­tion talk­ing ear­lier this year. This spe­cial of­fers analysis of the events of the trial, that took place at Belfast Crown Court, as each twist and turn un­folded.

FrI­DAY The Crys­tal Maze,

Chan­nel 4, 8pm

Richard Ayoade re­turns for a new se­ries of the ec­cen­tric gameshow, as an­other team gets ready to face a num­ber of wild and wacky chal­lenges. In this opener, The Gamers square up to the maze, but will these pro­fes­sional videogame play­ers walk away with the grand prize at the end?

The Best of the Late Late Show,

RTE1, 9.35pm Ryan Tubridy con­cludes his look back at the lat­est se­ries of the chat show, with this edi­tion fo­cus­ing on the spec­ta­cle that was the most re­cent Late Late Show Coun­try Mu­sic Spe­cial. Celebrity guests in­clude Daniel O’Don­nell, Nathan Carter, Glo­ria, Philom­ena Be­g­ley, Jimmy Buck­ley and many more. Room 101 — Ex­tra Stor­age, BBC1, 11.05pm The com­edy panel show is never off our screens for long, and host Frank Skin­ner is back for a new run. The se­ries be­gins with jour­nal­ist and screen­writer Char­lie Brooker, TV per­son­al­ity Scar­lett Mof­fatt and ac­tor Pearl Mackie at­tempt­ing to cast their pet peeves into oblivion.

SATUr­DAY

Proms Ex­tra, BBC2, 6.50pm The BBC Proms are an an­nual highlight for clas­si­cal mu­sic fans, al­ways pro­vid­ing au­di­ences with pow­er­ful per­for­mances and su­perb spec­ta­cles. In the first in­stal­ment of this new se­ries, Katie Der­ham looks back at the first seven days of this summer’s shows, pick­ing out the best mu­si­cal mo­ments so far.

The Voice Kids,

TV3, 8pm It may have only run for a week, but the singing com­pe­ti­tion aimed at young­sters con­cludes this evening. Emma Wil­lis presents the ac­tion, as judges Will.i.am, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones wel­come the fi­nal six, who sing their hearts out in an ef­fort to win the big prize — £30,000 to­wards mu­si­cal tu­ition and a fam­ily trip to Dis­ney­land Paris.

From left: Adeleine Mad­den, Lily Sul­li­van and Sa­mara Weav­ing in Pic­nic at Hang­ing Rock, RTE2, Mon­day; Lords & La­dles, RTE1, Sun­day; Nadiya’s Fam­ily Favourites, BBC2, Mon­day

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