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Doc­tor Who 6.30PM, BBC1

The Corona­tion Street and Broad­church star Julie Hes­mond­halgh and co­me­dian Lee Mack guest star in De­liv­ery For The Doc­tor! When a mys­te­ri­ous mes­sage ar­rives in a pack­age, the Doc­tor and her friends in­ves­ti­gate the ware­house moon or­bit­ing Kan­doka, home to Kerblam! – the galaxy’s largest re­tailer.

Dy­nas­ties 8PM, BBC1

The stars of the show in the sec­ond part of this ma­jes­tic se­ries are a colony of em­peror pen­guins who gather an­nu­ally in Atka Bay, on the coast of Antarc­tica. Ex­pect high drama as these lov­able crea­tures have to bat­tle to sur­vive the worst win­ter on Earth. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 9PM, VIR­GIN ONE, UTV An­other batch of celebri­ties head to the Aus­tralian jun­gle for a new, 18th se­ries of the hugely en­ter­tain­ing re­al­ity show. It will be strange to see Dec pre­sent­ing without Ant for the first time in the show’s his­tory, but the sea­soned Holly Wil­loughby should prove a more than ca­pa­ble re­place­ment.

Taken Down 9.30PM, RTÉ ONE

Abeni fears that the own­ers of the brothel may try to harm her, but is too scared to tell the po­lice. Flora es­capes from the care home she has been placed in.


Richard Os­man’s House Of Games


Over the next five days, Richard Os­man will be test­ing the gen­eral knowl­edge skills of co­me­dian Lolly Ade­fope, sports jour­nal­ist Dan Walker, former Blue Peter pre­sen­ter Sarah Greene and co­me­dian Miles Jupp.

Liam Bakes 8PM, CH4

This time, former Bake Off con­tes­tant Liam Charles cre­ates the per­fect brownie – and a cheese­cake in­spired by his favourite old­school sweets, rhubarb and cus­tard – be­fore con­coct­ing a savoury dough­nut filled with crispy chicken and Asian-in­spired coleslaw.

Food Un­wrapped 8.30PM, CH4

Kate Quil­ton dis­cov­ers a ‘malty un­sung hero’ of the kitchen cup­board, Jimmy Do­herty learns why caviar is so ex­pen­sive, and Matt Teb­butt tells us all about muesli.

10 Things To Know About 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE

This week, pre­sen­ters Aoib­hinn Ní Shúil­leab­háin, Kathri­ona Dev­ereux and Jonathan McCrea are ex­plor­ing space. Although they won’t be blast­ing off them­selves, Jonathan is boldly go­ing to the Euro­pean Space Agency in Am­s­ter­dam to meet the Ir­ish re­searchers who are shap­ing fu­ture mis­sions. Aoib­hinn hears from the UCD stu­dents who are de­sign­ing, test­ing and de­vel­op­ing Ire­land’s first satel­lite, while Kathri­ona learns how space-age tech­nol­ogy is be­ing used on the ground as she gets be­hind the wheel of a satel­lite­con­trolled smart trac­tor.

Driven: The Billy Mon­ger Story 9PM, BBC2

The 19-year-old rac­ing driver Billy Mon­ger had part of both legs am­pu­tated af­ter a crash at Don­ing­ton in 2017. Yet that didn’t stop him from want­ing to com­pete – and this film fol­lows his dream to re­turn to rac­ing and com­pete in For­mula One.

The Podge & Rodge Show 10.30PM, RTÉ2

Co­me­dian Doire­ann Gar­rihy pays an­other visit to Bal­ly­dung Manor to hear the pup­pets’ acidic take on mod­ern Ir­ish life. There will also be chat, mu­sic and guests – although let’s hope that any­one else who calls in is pre­pared for some mod­er­ate abuse.

TUES­DAY Lego Masters 8PM, CH4

Six teams re­main, and their first chal­lenge is to build a land-sea an­i­mal hy­brid. Then, it’s crazy golf, with guest judge Chris Ram­sey.

Home Res­cue 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE

Róisín and Peter take on one of their big­gest jobs to date in Dublin’s East Wall, where 83-year-old Austin and his flat­mate Muham­mad are liv­ing amid ex­posed wiring and de­bris af­ter rogue builders walked out in the mid­dle of a ren­o­va­tion.

In­former 9PM, BBC1

You’ll surely be see­ing a lot more of new­comer Nab­haan Rizwan, the im­pres­sive star of this ur­ban thriller, which reaches its con­clu­sion this week. As the ter­ror­ist cell is ex­posed, the tragic de­tails sur­round­ing the at­tack on Cafe 66 are re­vealed – with dev­as­tat­ing re­sults.

School 9PM, BBC2

There are test­ing times ahead for Marl­wood in episode three of six – al­ready in ‘spe­cial mea­sures’, the school will un­dergo a mon­i­tor­ing in­spec­tion in two days. There’s plenty at stake here, and a poor re­sult could have a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on staff and pupils.

999: What’s Your Emer­gency? 9PM, CH4

The se­ries that fol­lows the work of Wilt­shire emer­gency ser­vices re­turns for a new run, this week fo­cus­ing on the small num­ber of fam­i­lies (5%) who col­lec­tively ac­count for half of all crim­i­nal ar­rests in Bri­tain – yes, half.

I’ll Get This 10PM, BBC2

This week’s celebrity din­ers are co­me­dian Griff Rhys Jones, jour­nal­ist Janet StreetPorter, re­al­ity star Scar­lett Mof­fatt, Cit­i­zen Khan cre­ator Adil Ray and The One Show’s An­gela Scan­lon. But who will end up pay­ing the bill at the end of the night?

Press 10.15PM, RTÉ ONE

The drama set at ri­val fic­tional pa­pers con­tin­ues as Amina con­sid­ers a con­tro­ver­sial new ad­ver­tis­ing strat­egy to boost the Her­ald’s flag­ging fi­nances. Over at the Post, Dun­can takes time off from his trou­bled per­sonal life to try to poach Holly.

Car Crash: Who’s Ly­ing? 11.40PM, BBC1

This tragic true-life doc­u­men­tary is a

grip­ping ac­count of a fa­tal car crash in 2016 that left the po­lice with a tan­gled mys­tery to solve.

WED­NES­DAY Donal’s Meals In Min­utes 7.30PM, RTÉ ONE

Of­ten it’s not the ac­tual cook­ing that takes up the time – it’s the prep. That’s not the case this week though, as Donal Ske­han shows that you can rus­tle up a piri piri roast chicken or a harissa lamb stew af­ter less than 15 min­utes chop­ping and peel­ing.

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs 8PM, UTV

Paul joins vet Shaun Op­per­man for an evening on the streets of Lon­don with a char­ity called StreetVet, whose vol­un­teer vets help to pro­vide ac­cess to care for dogs be­long­ing to home­less peo­ple.

The Se­cret Life Of The Zoo 8PM, CH4

At Ch­ester Zoo this week, young meerkat cou­ple Bea­gle and Huskie be­come first-time par­ents, while spi­der mon­key Kiara is prov­ing too pro­tec­tive of her daugh­ter – if she can’t change her be­hav­iour to­wards Laura, she might be re­moved from the colony.

The Ap­pren­tice 9PM, BBC1

It’s week eight, and just nine can­di­dates re­main. This week, they have to choose an artist to rep­re­sent and sell their work to the pub­lic. So, who has the task down to a fine art – and who will be branded Damian Worst?

Grand De­signs: House Of The Year 9PM, CH4

Kevin McCloud vis­its four more stun­ning homes in the run­ning to be crowned House Of The Year 2018. This week’s theme is ‘ex­treme houses’, such as a cur­va­ceous min­i­mal con­crete home in Lon­don and a 21st-cen­tury crofter’s cot­tage in the High­lands.

Trans Kids: It’s Time To Talk 10PM, CH4

Au­thor Stella O’Mal­ley re­flects on the huge rise in num­bers of young peo­ple em­bark­ing on gen­der tran­si­tion, through the prism of her own ex­pe­ri­ence as a child with gen­der iden­tity is­sues. THURS­DAY

Live­line: Call Back 7PM, RTÉ ONE

Joe Duffy fol­lows up on the story of a 87year-old woman who was left ly­ing on the floor for hours while she waited for an am­bu­lance. He also finds out what hap­pened to the bride who was left in the lurch when a wed­ding shop ceased trad­ing.

Ear To The Ground 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE

He­len Car­roll finds out why Kil­dare grain grower Ol­wyn Owens was grate­ful for this sum­mer’s heat­wave. Plus, two Gal­way farm­ers show off their new winch which could save calves and foals next spring, along with work­ers’ backs.

Gino’s Ital­ian Coastal Es­cape 8.30PM, UTV

On the fourth leg of his jour­ney, ex­citable chef Gino D’Acampo leaves the main­land be­hind and heads to the re­mote is­lands of Tremiti. One of Italy’s best-kept se­crets, this stun­ning ar­chi­pel­ago lies in the mid­dle of the Adri­atic.

The Big Pic­ture: A Woman’s World 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE

Miriam O’Cal­laghan asks what it re­ally means to be a woman in Ire­land to­day, look­ing at how the coun­try has been af­fected by the global #metoo move­ment and de­bates around gen­der pay gaps. She also looks at the ob­sta­cles stand­ing in the way of true equal­ity, be­fore invit­ing the au­di­ence to have their say in a live stu­dio de­bate.

FRI­DAY Alone At Home 8PM, CH4

Eleanor and James are leav­ing their four sons, aged eight to 13, alone for four days at their south Lon­don home. The el­dest boy wants to prove they ‘can sur­vive without ul­ti­mate hell break­ing out’ – good luck with that.

Box Of­fice 9PM, VIR­GIN TWO

He’s bagged the lead role in the forth­com­ing El­ton John biopic Rocket Man, but in the mean­time Taron Eger­ton is talk­ing to Lisa Can­non about fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Er­rol Flynn, Kevin Cost­ner and Rus­sell Crowe by play­ing out­law Robin Hood.

Have I Got News For You 9PM, BBC1

Com­edy writer Andy Hamil­ton – mak­ing his 22nd ap­pear­ance on the show – and de­but guest co­me­dian Deb­o­rah Frances-White join team cap­tains Ian His­lop and Paul Mer­ton.

The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show 11.05PM, BBC1

Join­ing Gra­ham are Nicole Kid­man, Stephen Fry and Tour de France win­ner Geraint Thomas. Plus, there’s mu­sic from Take That.

SAT­UR­DAY Strictly Come Danc­ing 6.50PM, BBC1

As well as per­form­ing a new rou­tine, this week the cou­ples will all be tak­ing to the floor for a ‘Lindy Hop Chal­lenge’ (at least they can be grate­ful that the show hasn’t res­ur­rected 2016’s Cha Cha Chal­lenge, as that Latin dance seem to have been caus­ing the stars trou­ble this year). Judges Shirley Bal­las, Darcey Bus­sell, Bruno To­nioli and Craig Revel Hor­wood will rank their ef­forts – and po­ten­tially change the leader­board.

Michael McIn­tyre’s Big Show 8.10PM, BBC1

Kylie Minogue drops in to per­form a duet with Jack Sa­voretti, be­fore join­ing some lucky (lucky, lucky) au­di­ence mem­bers in a karaoke chal­lenge.Mean­while, Bradley Walsh bravely hands over his phone for Celebrity Send To All.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 9.30PM, UTV & 10PM, VIR­GIN ONE

The celebs’ first week in the jun­gle is draw­ing to a close. So, has ev­ery­one ad­justed to their tem­po­rary home or are Declan Don­nelly and Holly Wil­loughby go­ing to be in­tro­duc­ing clips of some very un­happy campers?

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