There's a First Dates compilation, Philomena Cunk is back, a late-ish documentary about The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and some football. Variety is the spice of TV life.

Pick of the day

Cunk on Britain, 11.15pm, BBC Two

Diane Morgan is one of the brightest talents in UK comedy, and most recently featured as chaotic single mother Liz in Motherland.

Here she revives her clueless-but-curious Philomena Cunk character to travel the length and breadth of Britain enlisting the help of a variety of experts to explain Britain's history now that it "stands at a fork in its crossroads".

In this first episode, Philomena takes viewers right back to the beginning with the Big Bang and interviews Robert Peston about British politics.

She also ponders how dinosaurs managed to become extinct and reveals that the Tudors were the Kardashians of their time.

New or Returning Shows

Between a Frock and a Hard Place, 11.25pm, RTÉ 2

This is the story behind The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the superb 1994 Australian dramedy about two drag queens (played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce) and a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) as they journey across the Australian Outback in a tour bus they call 'Priscilla'.

Narrated by Terence Stamp, it delves into how an unlikely hit film brought a celebration of gay culture to the world. Worth it alone for the peacock trio's performance to Ce Ce Peniston's Finally.

Ending Tonight

First Dates Ireland, 9.30pm, RTÉ 2

A special bonus episode of First Dates, this is a compilation of some of the most memorable match-ups of the current run of the dating show.

From the restaurant’s first sign language date and the cocky Tallafornia star who ended up with a heaping dose of reality as his date advised him to 'keep his mouth shut', to the unforgettable Jackie, they're all here.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, 8.00pm, Channel 4

The last four celebrities battle it out in the tent. Presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig warmly welcome comedians Alan Carr and Aisling Bea, Paralympian Kadeena Cox, and - all the way from the US - award-winning actor, author, and all-round good egg Teri Hatcher.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith set the celebrities some tough challenges: it's all or muffin with the signature; definitely not as easy as pie for the technical; and dreams may turn to nightmares during the showstopper cake challenge.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life, 8.00pm, TLC

In a post-season tell-all, PCOS sufferer Whitney Thore, her friends and family sit down with host Shaun Robinson to talk about the challenges they faced during the reality show's fifth run.

New to Download

The Crossing, Prime Video

A group of refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America - and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet.

As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: the lives of the people here - both the townspeople and these newcomers - will never be the same.

Fary Is the New Black, Netflix

The highly-rated French comedy phenomenon Fary veers from pickup lines to racism and beyond in a dynamic, anything-goes special.

This special is in French, so be prepared for a very strange experience: stand-up comedy with subtitles, which is kind of funny in itself.

Don't Miss

UEFA Champions League: Juventus v Real Madrid, 7.30pm, TV3

Don't often mention sport, but this is the Champions League tie of the round as last year's finalists – and two of the greatest names in football – meet for a place in the last four.

Real Madrid have a psychological advantage after winning last time against a Juve side that didn't come out for the second half of last year's decider. Will the ingenious Dybala turn up this time or is it going to be another memorable European night for Ronaldo?

Tommy Martin is joined by Graeme Souness and Kevin Kilbane, with highlights of Sevilla v Bayern Munich to follow at 10.15pm.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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