There's a documentary about the All-Ireland Hurling Final, Nigella Lawson's back on the box, while Inspector George Gently takes on his last ever case

Pick of the Day

All-Ireland Day: The Hurling Final, 9.30pm, RTÉ One

In this documentary the cameras go behind the scenes on Croke Park match day to offer a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on one of the biggest days in the sporting year.

It follows a variety of individuals including . . .

A former All Ireland winning minor with Tipperary, Fergal Horgan is made for refereeing on the big stage. Fergal, a postman by day, is tasked with delivering a huge performance as Galway go toe-to-toe with Waterford.

The familiar voice of experienced broadcaster Marty Morrissey guides viewers through the game’s twists and turns. Yet this is not just another game for Marty; this is the first time he will hold the mic for an All Ireland final as RTÉ’s television commentator.

For Joshua Ryan, a 12 year old boy from Galway, the All Ireland final gives him a chance of a lifetime, as he walks out on the hallowed turf with one of his heroes.

But this is a worn path for the Ryan family. Joshua’s father Eanna won two All Irelands for Galway alongside his boyhood friend, the late Tony Keady. It’s a day of high emotion for the Ryans and everyone in Galway.

New or Returning Shows

Nigella: At My Table, 8.30pm, BBC Two

Nigella Lawson is back with a brand new series packed with simple recipes full of complex flavour. And yes lads, she still knows how to give 'the eye' to the camera.

Anyway. The grub. Nigella: At My Table promises to show viewers food that we can all bring to our own tables, vibrant and varied but always relaxed.

In the first episode, she shares new discoveries like her Turkish-inspired eggs, as well as old-fashioned favourites including the aptly named Queen Of Puddings.

For a relaxed get together around the table, Nigella rustles up a gloriously simple chicken and pea tray-bake. For times of urgent need, there are her emergency Brownies, and she finds a new use for a spiralizer.

Heartless, 11.05pm, Channel 4

Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world - continues with this atmospheric supernatural drama set in a Danish boarding school following a pair of teenage 'vampires' as they seek to overcome an ancient family curse.

Twins Sebastian and Sofie have no choice but to suck the life force from people around them in order to stay alive. Seeking to overcome their curse, they enrol as regular students at Ottman's Boarding School.

 

Vet on the Hill, 9.00pm, More4

This is the fourth season of the show featuring Australian vet Dr Scott Miller, who runs a surgery in south-west London.

In the first episode of the new run, Scott deals with a liver disease scare for a celebrity dachshund, and there's a miracle recovery for the victim of a horrific car accident.

More of this, basically

Ending Today

Inspector George Gently, 8.30pm, BBC One

After 10 years and 23 episodes the BBC drama bows out with a final film: Gently And The New Age. Martin Shaw stars once again as the honourable DCI, while Lee Ingleby plays Inspector Bacchus.

The story begins with Gently giving evidence at London court The Old Bailey against his old enemies: corrupt police officers in the Met.

It should be one of the final acts of his career, but he is asked to take on one last job by Lister, the head of a new Special Investigations Squad, which examines evidence against ‘bent’ coppers.

The Rehab, 9.00pm, TV3

It's the final episode of this three-part documentary series that follows the progress of addicts going through the gruelling process of giving up drugs and staying clean.

As the camera return to Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Carolyn is preparing to leave phase one and hopes to find a place to live with her daughters.

Don’t Miss

The Ring, 9.30pm, TG4

Not the Japanese original, but the still hugely entertaining Hollywood version, starring Naomi Watts as investigative journalist Rachel Keller.

She's looking into the murder of several teenagers, with an urban myth surrounding their deaths. It involves a video tape (ask your parents) that, once seen, means the viewer has only seven days left to live.

Should set you in the mood for Halloween.