There's music galore in Children in Need Rocks, there's a new BBC doc about Boris Johnson's time in the UK's Foreign Office, and it's goodbye to Instinct, Women on the Verge and more . . .

Pick of the day

Children in Need Rocks, 8.30pm, BBC One

Leaving aside the charity element - which is obviously of more importance to a UK audience – this could be a good night's entertainment.

Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo present as performers such as All Saints, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Olly Murs, Tom Odell, Rita Ora, Rod Stewart take to the stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley, for Children in Need Rocks 2018.

The Stars will perform current tracks as well as a surprising cover or one of their classic hits in what promises to be a spectacular concert.

New or Returning Shows

Inside the Foreign Office, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Throughout a compelling and turbulent year, BBC Two has gained privileged access to the private and fascinating world of British diplomats in Whitehall and embassies around the globe, from Burma to Ukraine.

Filmed during Boris Johnson’s tenure as Foreign Secretary, Simon McDonald is the Permanent Under-Secretary and chief civil servant at The Foreign Office. Politicians may come and go, but civil servants remain.

In this opening episode, viewers can follow the diplomats as they wrestle with a series of crises and challenges covering Burma to Russia.

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Ending Tonight

Instinct, 9.00pm, Sky Witness

It’s the season finale of this disappointingly bog-standard odd couple procedural based on James Patterson's Murder Games and starring Alan Cumming as Dr Dylan Reinhart, an author, psychology professor, and former CIA paramilitary officer, who joins the NYPD to solve bizarre cases.

Tonight, Dylan and Lizzie are about to uncover secrets that should have stayed buried, as they investigate the murder of the protégé of Joan Ross, Dylan's literary agent, played by Whoopi Goldberg.

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Women on the Verge, 9.30pm, RTÉ 2

Sharon Horgan's latest creation ends its first season with Laura’s confessional article about therapy and her affair getting published in a newspaper.

Growing Up Live, 7.00pm, RTÉ One

Live from an amazing Anatomy Museum in Dublin, Angela Scanlon presents the third and final look at the extraordinary development of humans from birth to death, from infancy to old age.

Strangers, 10.00pm, Virgin Media One

The one question Jonah never thought he'd answer is finally resolved: did his marriage to Megan ever amount to anything more than a lie? And is the truth enough to lay his grief to rest?

War and Peace, 11.20pm, RTÉ One

Napoleon marches into Moscow and the Rostovs rush to leave the city. Natasha has a surprise encounter and Sonya faces a difficult decision. Pierre's outlook on life changes forever.

Don't Miss

The Russell Howard Hour, 10.00pm, Sky One & NOW TV

Russell Howard dissects another mad week in the news as he heckles the headlines and puts the world to rights with a celebrity guest.

Plus, don’t miss the second installment of Live Forever as Russell and a fellow comedian check out another bizarre practice that claims to prolong youth.

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