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RTÉ Ten's TV picks for Monday, August 18

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55 years and growing

From Roses to Pistols and to a returning cop show- here's our top telly for tonight.

The Rose of Tralee, RTÉ One, 8.00pm

The 55th International Rose of Tralee Selection will be broadcast live from the festival dome in Tralee, Co. Kerry tonight and tomorrow with now well-established host and twinkling charmer-in-chief Dáithí O Sé. This is plain good-old-fashioned fun as 32 Roses chat and do their party piece in front of a delighted live audience in The Dome and across the globe over the two nights. All this and the chance that Dáithí will do the ice bucket challenge live on air!

Sid! By Those Who Really Know Him, Sky Arts1, 10.00pm

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious led a short and troubled life. He was dead by 22 but along with Johnny Rotten, he was the face of Punk rock, the short, brutal and thrilling 1970s music movement that terrified the older generation, scandalised the media, and delighted the kids. This one hour and 50 minute film tells Sid's story through archive footage and interviews with friends and colleagues. Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin, Caroline Coon, Vivienne Westwood, former Pistol Glen Matlock and Marco Pirroni speak fondly about the man many thought was out of his depth in the Sex Pistols, both musically and personally. They speak of the furore surrounding the accusation of murder that hung over his head after his girlfriend Nancy Spungen was found stabbed in the hotel room in which he slept, out-cold on heroin.

Sid and Nancy: weren't they lovely?

New Tricks, BBC One, 9.00pm

Back for an incredible eleventh series and with only Dennis Waterman surviving from the first season, this old dogs cop show is still great value. In tonight's opening episode, family ties affect both Gerry Standing and Sasha Miller. While Sasha is forced to work with ex-husband Ned as he fills in for Strickland, Gerry returns to his roots in Bermondsey to help arrange his daughter's wedding. As a consequence he is thrown into a case involving the possible murder of an architecture student who is also the grandson of an old friend. Meanwhile, Danny Griffin has been on an FBI course in reading body language . . .  

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