Tricks of the Restaurant Trade returns for a new run, it's red carpet time at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards, and a pivotal night on Can't Cope, Won't Cope.

Pick of the day

Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, 8.30pm, Channel 4

Back for a new season, this show has a slightly misleading title as it goes much further than merely revealing what happens in UK restaurants. A lot of this stuff is pretty universal.

In this first episode, Simon Rimmer steps inside the secretive world of research and development at Starbucks and meets the people who decide what customers will be eating and drinking in the future.

Sophie Morgan investigates one of the biggest trends on the high street - yep, cocktails - and shares her surprising lab results with a group of cocktail fans.

A tech-sceptic mum and her app-savvy son test out whether phone apps can speed up service and enhance the dining experience, while Adam Pearson checks the latest trend in bottled water.

Here's a classic TOTRT clip:

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New or Returning Shows

The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards, 8.00pm, TV3

It's velvet rope central as the country's most stylish stars go head-to-head in one of the biggest nights on the Irish fashion calendar.

From all of the red carpet hits and misses, to interviews with the big winners on the night – the TV3 gang promise to bring you access all areas.

Here's Darren Kennedy being interviewed at last year's event:

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Invitation to a Royal Wedding, 9.00pm, TV3

Royalty fans will lap this up as it counts down to the wedding of Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle by going behind the scenes of Britain’s latest royal distraction.

Presenters Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham meet the people at the heart of planning such occasions and discover what exactly goes into orchestrating one of these events.

The Happy Couple

Art on the BBC: The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, 9.00pm, BBC Four

Art historian Dr Janina Ramirez embarks on a journey through six decades of the BBC archives to create a television history of one of the most celebrated figures in art: the amazing Leonardo Da Vinci.

Ramirez shows how experts and art presenters - from Andrew Graham-Dixon to Fiona Bruce to Kenneth Clarke – have used TV to bring Da Vinci's artwork out of the gallery and into the living room.

Ending Tonight

The Island with Bear Grylls, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Facing their last week of isolation, the two camps decide to settle their class issues and battle the high seas, in a joint bid to raft to the neighbouring island.

But can they bury their differences before Bear arrives? Steel worker Ben finds a new lease of life to finally build the shelter of his dreams, but at the eleventh hour disaster stops him in his tracks.

Bear Grylls with Courteney Cox

Only Connect, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far, and where patience and lateral thinking are vital.

It is the grand final as two returning teams battle it out to be named series champions. They compete to find the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

Don't Miss

Can't Cope, Won't Cope, 9.30pm, RTÉ 2

Last week's season two opener was a bit of a slow burner, but this time around Aisling (Seána Kerslake) finds an unexpected landlord in the very odd Lorraine (Sheila Moylette), but on the plus side she bonds with her new housemate, Joe (Peter Campion).

Joe takes Aisling under his wing and help her to get her acto together. That means going to the gym, responsible drinking and there's even a job interview on the horizon.

Danielle on the other hand is starting to struggle in Vancouver.

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