The History of Comedy, Shop Well for Less? and Upstart Crow all return, while it's the end of the road for Lethal Weapon . . .

Pick of the day

The History of Comedy, 9.00pm, Sky Arts

If this second run is anywhere near as good as the first, this will be essential viewing.

This time the spotlight falls on a broad range of comedy styles, from teams such as Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers and The Three Stooges, to more clean cut family-friendly comics such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan and Ellen DeGeneres.

It also takes a closer look at boundary-pushing sexual humour across stage, stand-up, TV and film and innovative animations such as Mickey Mouse, The Simpsons and South Park.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of improv, sitcoms, sketch shows, one-liners, black comedy or physical comedy - if you like to laugh then this is pretty unmissable.

New or Returning Shows

Shop Well for Less? 8.00pm, BBC One

Kicking off the third season in South Wales, hosts Alex and Steph head to Caerphilly to meet the Ingram family.

HGV driver Liam and IT engineer Emma are proud parents to 10-year-old Mackenzie and two sets of twins, 19-month-old Maddison and Jaxon and 6-month-old Alexa and Sienna.

Emma's mum Katrina also lives with the family but even with her help, jumping from one child to five in less than two years has had a massive impact on Liam and Emma's finances.

Upstart Crow, 8.30pm, BBC Two

Welcome my lords, ladies and groundlings to the third season of Ben Elton's sitcom starring David Mitchell, based on the life of William Shakespeare.

Will (David Mitchell) is just finishing writing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies.

He’s very pleased with how realistic it is, as he based it on his own experience. But his Burbage (Steve Speirs) and the other actors tell him it lacks a little comedy, like, say, a character with a funny name or a big visual joke.

Ending Tonight

Lethal Weapon, 9.10pm, RTÉ 2

As season two comes to a close, Clayne Crawford ends his time as Martin Riggs, as he was sacked from the show, following reports of bad behaviour and incidents of on-set hostility between cast and crew.

First up, on Murtaugh’s first day on the job as interim captain, the wife of a popular businessman is abducted and the squad makes a connection with Riggs’ father. Meanwhile, Riggs is left to grapple with his family and work.

Later, the squad is on high alert after an apparent threat is made on Riggs’ life. With Murtaugh taking on more responsibility at work, he and Riggs have to deal with their changing relationship. Meanwhile, Molly asks Riggs to make a big decision about their future.

Age Before Beauty, 9.00pm, BBC One

The so-so 'dysfunctional family' drama series starring Polly Walker, Robson Greene and Sue Johnson, set within a family-run beauty salon, comes to an end.

Teddy's plan to win Bel is exposed, which makes Bel and Wes wish they were still together as the wedding takes a dramatic turn and secrets come tumbling out.

Orangutan Jungle School, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Vet Arga sets out to rescue a newly orphaned one-year-old orangutan from a remote village. Meanwhile, 'Big Boy' Beni has a gum infection and is put on an even stricter diet and his beloved bananas are off the menu.

 Finally, it's an extremely emotional moment for staff when five adult orangutans are at last set free in the wild.

Don't Miss

Hang-Ups, 10.00pm, Channel 4

The brand new comedy starring Stephen Mangan as a struggling therapist continues to impress and gets funnier and smarter by the episode.

Richard's mother Maggie has moved in and causes havoc within the family. Meanwhile Richard's therapist, Leonard - played by one Richard E Grant - brings his own crisis to work.

Just when things couldn't get any worse for client Jane Ross (Daisy Haggard), she receives a terrible piece of news – and this time it might be Richard's fault.