Ben Chaplin stars in a drama about rival newspapers, Angela Scanlon presents Growing Up Live, while there's a special charity show featuring the likes of Kylie and Bill Bailey . . .

Pick of the day

Press, 10.40pm, RTÉ One

Saw this when it was on the BBC a while ago and it's a good yarn, well worth the effort, with a great turn by Ben Chaplin as Duncan Allen, a tabloid editor who'd gladly flog his mother for a story.

At the Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet struggling to adapt to the age of digital news, deputy news editor Holly Evans (Charlotte Riley) pursues a lead over the death of a young woman following a hit-and-run by a police car.

When she learns that a nearby shop has already given its CCTV footage of the accident to the Post, a tabloid sharing a building in the same square as the Herald, Holly approaches editor Duncan Allen and asks for the tapes.

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New or Returning Shows

Growing Up Live, 7.00pm, RTÉ One

Presented live by Angela Scanlon from an amazing Anatomy Museum in Dublin, Growing up Live will look at the extraordinary development of humans from birth to death, from infancy to old age.

As part of Science Week 2018 will unlock our understanding of a human lifetime in front of a live studio audience over the course of three consecutive nights.

Over three consecutive nights it explores topics such as language acquisition, brain development and DNA replication all through the prism of a family entertainment show and mixed with famous Irish personalities, relatable ordinary and extraordinary punters and fun live experiments.

Episode one begins with the newborn baby and will chart its growth and development from birth to adolescence.

Stacey Dooley: the Young and Homeless, 11.40pm, BBC One

In this film for BBC Children in Need, broadcaster Stacey Dooley uncovers stories from the UK’s homeless teenagers. The film sensitively shares the thoughts and concerns of some of society’s most vulnerable young people.

Viewers will see Stacey give a voice to young teens experiencing homelessness, shining a light on their struggle to find a safe place to sleep and their journey in securing a stable and permanent home.

We Are Most Amused and Amazed, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

An ITV-produced spectacular night of comedy and magic from The London Palladium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Charles Windsor AKA The Prince of Wales and to raise funds for youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.

Reuniting comedians Armstrong & Miller as hosts, the show also features Bill Bailey, Rowan Atkinson, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili, Mischief Theatre and Alistair McGowan and,  from the world of magic, Penn & Teller, Dynamo and The Ehrlich Brothers.

There are also some special appearances from Kylie Minogue, Cheryl, Jim Carter and Wallace & Gromit.

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Ending Tonight

Whistleblower: the Maurice McCabe Story, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Maurice and Lorraine McCabe continue to tell their personal story in the final episode of this two-part documentary.

The story of Maurice McCabe has rarely been out of the headlines. It has shaken the establishment and rippled through the highest echelons of Irish society from An Garda Siochana through the media and government.

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Celebrity Hunted, 9.00pm, Channel 4

In the final race to the finish line, can any of the remaining celebrity fugitives evade capture and make it to the extraction point?

Tory MP Johnny Mercer, for example,  has slipped the net one time too many and the hunters are determined to track him down. Back on his home turf, and knowing the hunters are closing in, he comes up with plan to slow them down.

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Don't Miss

Informer, 9.00pm, BBC One

This drama has rattled along nicely, while keeping a tight lid on how patrons of a coffee shop in London were subjected to a deadly gun attack.

This week, would-be informer Raza (Nabhaan Rizwan) and Gabe’s (Paddy Considine) relationship is severely tested as the case takes a fatal turn, Holly’s (Bel Powley) curiosity reveals the uncomfortable truth about Gabe’s undercover past and a new lead opens CTSU up to a line of investigation that puts Raza directly in the line of fire.

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