Ruth Wilson stars in new drama Mrs Wilson, Ar Son na Poblachta returns with a look at Croke Park's Bloody Sunday, and trhere's a new Scandi drama on Channel 4 called Farang: Dead Man Running . . .

Pick of the day

Mrs Wilson, 9.00pm, BBC One

This has to be the strangest role in Ruth Wilson's career, as the character she plays is her own grandmother.

It’s 1963, and Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson) returns home to her husband Alexander (Iain Glen), shortly before his sudden death.

Already grief-stricken and focusing on comforting her two teenage sons (Gordon and Nigel, played by Calam Lynch and Otto Farrant), Alison is further stunned when a Gladys Wilson (Elizabeth Rider) arrives at the door, claiming to be Alec’s ‘real’ wife.

Alison sets out on a journey to discover who Alexander Wilson really was, dissecting their 1940s romance and her husband’s mysterious career in the secret service.

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New or Returning Shows

Ar Son Na Poblachta, 7.00pm, RTÉ One

Ar Son na Poblachta returns as the decade of centenaries continues with Cogadh na Saoirse/The War of Independence, bringing some fresh insights, fresh narratives of real people that cast light and understanding on Ireland's past.

This three-part run will explore the issues and forces at play as war unfolded across Ireland.  First up is Bloody Sunday, November 21st,  1920, at Croke Park.

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Farang: Dead Man Running, 11.05pm, Channel 4

This Swedish thriller is about a guy called Rickard, who flees Sweden and the old criminal associates he testified against, abandoning his name, his life and his family to start over in Thailand.

Life's tough and dirty, but at least it won't kill him. But when his 15-year-old daughter Thyra comes looking for him, Rickard's self-imposed exile in this gritty paradise is soon under threat.

After the premiere of episode one on Channel 4, the full series will be immediately available, free to view or download, on All 4.

Don't Miss

Press, 10.15pm, RTÉ One

It's episode three of this hugely entertaining drama about life for journalists at two London-based newspapers, one tabloid, one broadsheet.

Holly is approached by Rachel Gilmour, who claims that philanthropic tycoon Joshua West sexually assaulted her when she was his intern and, after another woman comes forward, Amina prints the story but is forced to retract it when West slaps an injunction on her.

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