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World’s Weird­est Homes 7PM, CH4 Char­lie Lux­ton ex­plores more bizarre homes and meets the own­ers for whom a sub­ur­ban semi just won’t do. They in­clude a Rus­sian clown who likes to row his bed down a river, and a man who lives in a tiny cot­tage in Scot­land that’s straight out of The Hob­bit.

An­tiques Road­show 7PM, BBC1 Fiona Bruce and the ex­perts pitch up at Erd­dig Hall, near Wrex­ham. Among the trea­sures brought in to be val­ued is a stun­ning emer­ald and di­a­mond ring worn by the owner’s grand­mother – on the Ti­tanic.

Les Mis­er­ables 9PM, BBC1 An­drew Davies’s adap­ta­tion of Vic­tor Hugo’s clas­sic cer­tainly looks good, but it’s bleak stuff (well, the clue is in the ti­tle). In part three, a tor­mented Val­jean (Do­minic West) is forced by Javert (David Oyelowo) to re­veal his true iden­tity, but a prom­ise to Fan­tine (Lily Collins) changes ev­ery­thing.

Cities: Na­ture’s New Wild 9PM, BBC2 Over the past 30 years, the world’s ur­ban ar­eas have tripled in size, and the wildlife has been pushed out of ter­ri­to­ries it once called home. This fi­nal in­stal­ment looks at how these ‘wild out­casts’ are fight­ing to sur­vive, from tiny foxes co­ex­ist­ing with neigh­bours on a US Naval base in Cal­i­for­nia to ele­phants in deadly con­flict with hu­mans in Sri Lanka.

Ceol ón Ch­lann 10.30PM, TG4 A new se­ries of the show pro­fil­ing mu­si­cal fam­i­lies be­gins by meet­ing the Mac Ruairí clan, who were raised on the Gaelic songs and sto­ries of Rann na Feirste. They talk about their hopes that the tra­di­tions will be passed on to a new gen­er­a­tion.


Will & Grace 9PM, RTÉ2 The re­vived sit­com is back for a sec­ond se­ries and Grace could be about to make a new friend – David Sch­wim­mer, who stars as a man she fol­lows on Twit­ter. Mean­while, Jack tries to turn back time, with dis­as­trous re­sults, and Will helps Karen.

Silent Wit­ness 9PM, BBC1 In this week’s two-part case, Nikki, Jack, Clarissa and Thomas have to deal with a rise in both vi­o­lent and ac­ci­den­tal deaths when dan­ger­ous batches of new drugs hit the streets. And that’s be­fore a lo­cal head teacher re­solves to con­front the drug deal­ers prey­ing on his com­mu­nity…

Cold Feet 9PM, UTV It’s a wel­come re­turn for the friends as we re­join them for a new, eighth se­ries. In the first episode, wed­ding bells are ring­ing, but for whom? David and Karen (Robert Bathurst and Hermione Nor­ris), mean­while, lock horns when it comes to par­ent­ing, and Adam (James Nes­bitt) hears some hurt­ful home truths.

Prison 9PM, CH4 The fly-on-the-cell-wall doc­u­men­tary se­ries re­turns with a fi­nal episode (the first two aired in 2017). It looks at vi­o­lence among in­mates and at­tacks against staff at HMP Durham, and asks what can be done to change be­hav­iour and break this grim cy­cle.

One Day: How Ire­land Cleans Up 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE Ev­ery day, Ir­ish house­holds cre­ate a stag­ger­ing 7,500 tons of rub­bish. Cam­eras fol­low some of the peo­ple who deal with that moun­tain of waste, in­clud­ing bin lorry driv­ers, in­cin­er­a­tor work­ers and re­cy­cling de­pot em­ploy­ees.

Two Doors Down 10PM, BBC2 In an­other gem of an episode, Colin (Jonathan Wat­son) is feel­ing emo­tional af­ter his fa­ther’s fu­neral ser­vice, and the neigh­bours gather round to con­sole him. But wife Cathy (Doon Mac­kichan) is de­ter­mined to turn the solemn oc­ca­sion into a brandy-fu­elled party.


My Mil­lion Pound Menu 8PM, BBC2 Three more restau­rant ideas bat­tle for the chance to se­cure a life-chang­ing in­vest­ment: an In­dian burger stall; a Thai con­cept; and a Nepalese-In­dian pop-up. Which will prove to be a tasty propo­si­tion to the in­vestors?

Pot­hole Wars 9PM, UTV This new doc­u­men­tary delves into the world of pot­holes – which cause rage and road­works, and are re­spon­si­ble for hun­dreds of in­juries ev­ery year – meet­ing the tire­less cam­paign­ers who will stop at noth­ing to see them re­paired.

Or­ange Is The New Black 10.30PM, TG4 It’s been a hit on Net­flix, but now non­sub­scribers are get­ting a chance to see what the fuss is about. In the open­ing episode, Piper (Tay­lor Schilling) be­gins her sen­tence for trans­port­ing drug money.

Is This Sex­ual Ha­rass­ment? 10.45PM, BBC1 This eye-open­ing so­cial ex­per­i­ment brings

to­gether 20 peo­ple, aged 18-30, to see if they can agree on what con­sti­tutes sex­ual ha­rass­ment in the work­place. There is quite a bit of con­fu­sion about what is and isn’t ac­cept­able be­hav­iour; thank­fully, a bar­ris­ter is on hand to ex­plain and an­swer ques­tions.

Wolf Hall 11.55PM, RTÉ ONE Be­fore she played Queen El­iz­a­beth II in The Crown, Claire Foy was Anne Bo­leyn in this ac­claimed pe­riod drama. Mark Ry­lance

co-stars as Thomas Cromwell, an ad­viser to King Henry VIII who is drawn into the monarch’s plan to di­vorce.


Bradley Walsh & Son: Break­ing Dad 8PM, UTV On the third leg of their jour­ney, Bradley and Bar­ney are in Texas, where they visit a space cen­tre and try their hands at be­ing

as­tro­nauts; then, they learn how to fire tanks, and hear camp­fire tales from UFO en­thu­si­asts who claim to have seen aliens.

Neven’s Ir­ish Seafood Trails 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE Neven Maguire heads to Co. Cork, where he makes his first at­tempt at fish­ing for prawns. The weather scup­pers his plans to fol­low it with a whale-watch­ing trip, but it gives him a chance to cook his catch.

Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It 8PM, CH4 Kirstie All­sopp and Phil Spencer head to Larne in North­ern Ire­land, where Nigel and Cather­ine’s dated bun­ga­low has amaz­ing views, but no neigh­bours – which Cather­ine misses. Should they stay or should they go?

The Twin­sti­tute 8.30PM, BBC2 Doc­tors Chris and Xand van Tulleken and their twin vol­un­teers dis­cover the most

ef­fec­tive reme­dies for mo­tion sick­ness; learn the best ways to get fit fast, and put the claims of en­ergy drinks to the test.

Clean­ing Up 9PM, UTV Sam (Sheri­dan Smith) is in the money as the in­sider share tips she’s over­hear­ing start to pay off. Now, it looks as though she’s found the an­swer to her prob­lems – just as long as some­one doesn’t find that lis­ten­ing de­vice she’s hid­den in the of­fice...

The Un­date­ables 9PM, CH4 Tom is a film buff who has autism, and who hopes to go on his first date, while Es­ther is look­ing for some­one who can see past the birth­mark on her face, and Thomas needs a con­fi­dence boost.


DIY SOS: The Big Build 8PM, BBC1 A man who was left brain-dam­aged af­ter a sense­less at­tack by a group of ri­val foot­ball fans re­ceives help from Nick Knowles and his army of vol­un­teers.

The Se­cret Life Of 4 Year Olds 8PM, CH4 Ri­valry and ro­mance take cen­tre stage in the nurs­ery as Na’Shae and Penny fall out over a hair bob­ble – can they mend their friend­ship? Plus, Arthur and Iris de­cide they’re boyfriend and girl­friend, leav­ing poor Frankie in the cold.

How To Be Good With Money 8.30PM, RTÉ ONE Eoin McGee comes to the aid of fiftysome­thing sin­gle mum and nurse Michele Radix from Sandy­ford in Dublin, who car­ries a lot of guilt about her debt – she even wor­ries about who will cover the cost of her fu­neral.

Death In Par­adise 9PM, BBC1 DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Han­lon) en­ters a nest of vipers when a zoo owner is poi­soned by a tran­quil­liser dart. And join­ing the team this week is bub­bly new po­lice of­fi­cer Ruby Pat­ter­son (Shyko Amos), who also hap­pens to be the Com­mis­sioner’s niece.

Brid­get & Eamon 10.30PM, RTÉ2 Af­ter the cou­ple are banned from the pub, Eamon brews up a batch of home brew strong enough to kill a dog. So, fear­ing they only have hours to live, the gang de­cides to make the most of it by spend­ing all their sav­ings on a pri­vate Foster and Allen gig.


Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers 8PM, ITV Jeremy trav­els to In­dia to fish the mighty

Ganges – and see for him­self the dam­age be­ing done to this most revered of rivers.

Would I Lie To You? 9PM, BBC1 Strictly Come Danc­ing cham­pion Stacey Doo­ley, The One Show’s Alex Jones and co­me­di­ans Rachel Par­ris and Hen­ning Wehn join the reg­u­lars for an­other fun edi­tion.

The Vic­to­rian House Of Arts And Crafts 9PM, BBC2 Episode two, and the six 21st-cen­tury crafters are work­ing to re­store the master bed­room of their tem­po­rary home to its Arts and Crafts glory – and also en­joy a spot of fresh­wa­ter swim­ming and an authen­tic Vic­to­rian pic­nic.

Grantch­ester 9PM, UTV Miss­ing new love Vi­o­let, a lonely Sid­ney de­cides to drown his sor­rows. But when he wakes up one morn­ing with no mem­ory of the night be­fore – when a young woman was mur­dered – he has to sober up, clear his name and make a big de­ci­sion about his fu­ture.

The Late Late Show 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE Ryan Tubridy re­cently named Barry Keoghan and Hil­lary Clin­ton as be­ing among his all­time favourite guests dur­ing his stint on the show. But will any of tonight’s in­ter­vie­wees give them a run for their money as we’re treated to more mu­sic and chat?


The Voice UK 8PM, VIR­GIN ONE/UTV The line-up of coaches may be the same as last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s just busi­ness as usual on the singing con­test. This time, trios can ap­ply as well as duos and solo per­form­ers. That may sound like a way to triple your chances of get­ting through, but coach Jen­nifer Hud­son has pointed out that it can be harder for the trios, es­pe­cially as the panel will be lis­ten­ing out for per­fect har­monies.

Billy Con­nolly: Jour­ney To The Edge Of The World 8PM, VIR­GIN THREE The co­me­dian’s most re­cent doc­u­men­taries have seen him in a re­flec­tive mood, but here’s a chance to see him in pur­suit of ad­ven­ture. The se­ries fol­lows Con­nolly on a trip across Canada, be­gin­ning in Nova Sco­tia.

The Great­est Dancer 8PM, BBC1 Celebri­ties can strut their stuff on Strictly, Danc­ing On Ice and our own Danc­ing With The Stars. How­ever, here, more non-fa­mous faces get a chance to show what they can do as Ale­sha Dixon and Jor­dan Banjo host the lat­est edi­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion.

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