The World Cup begins with host nation Russia playing Saudi Arabia, This is Us continues to charm, while it's goodbye to Billions and Britain’s Best Home Cook...

Pick of the day

Live FIFA World Cup, 2.00pm, RTÉ 2

Don't normally mention sport here, but there can be no denying that this is the big TV event of the next month – never mind just for today's opening World Cup fixture.

Darragh Maloney is joined in studio by Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady for live coverage of the opening ceremony and opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the hosts take on Saudia Arabia in Moscow.

Commentary from George Hamilton and Ronnie Whelan, the game begins at 4pm, and if you can't catch it live, there are highlights at 9.30pm on RTÉ2.

New or Returning Shows

The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson, 9.00pm, BBC One

When Anne Robinson and women of her generation broke the glass ceiling 50 years ago she imagined that women would be much further along the road to equality by now.

In the light of #MeToo, Time's Up and recent revelations about the gender pay gap, Anne can’t help wondering whether women today have become too fragile?

To explore this provocative view, she meets women from across the UK to find out - 100 years on from suffrage – what’s still preventing them from achieving equality and what women are doing to fight back.

Ending Tonight

Billions, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

It’s the season three finale of the big-money drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

As Axe dominates at an event to raise capital, he is surprised when he is challenged by an unexpected competitor.

Meanwhile, Wendy reckons with her past choices, and is forced to finally pick a side between her husband, Chuck, and her employer, Axe.

Elsewhere, Connerty confronts Sacker about Chuck’s activities, and Taylor makes a move.

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Britain’s Best Home Cook, 8.00pm, BBC One

It’s the final and Mary Berry, Dan Doherty and Chris Bavin raise the bar for the last time before one of the three remaining home cooks is crowned the winner.

For the first round the finalists will have to take on the recipe challenge. The judges have chosen a summer classic and picnic favourite: a scotch egg with a runny centre and a tartare sauce.

Next is the Cooks’ Challenge, where the finalists must make a dish that showcases chicken and mushrooms, two everyday home cooking staples.

The final challenge sees the cooks having three hours to prepare their ultimate main and pudding for the judges.

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Springwatch, 8.00pm, BBC Two

In the final programme of the year, the team looks back at another Spring on the Sherborne Park Estate, and the last one to come from the Cotswold countryside.

Gillian Burke is back from her travels and joins Michaela Strachan (below) and co. Together they review the past three weeks, and look forward to the upcoming summer and beyond.

Don't Miss

This is Us, 10.50pm, RTÉ One

Still hitting the spot, season two of this hugely enjoyable family drama continues as Jack and Rebecca take the teenage Big Three shopping for suits and dresses for the winter formal and Jack's job.

In the present, William's stray cat 'Clooney' wanders and, after rehab, Kevin stays with Rebecca, who's being protected by Miguel since Kevin upset her by getting arrested and criticizing her at rehab.

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