The Rose of Tralee returns, as does Alan Cumming in Instinct, while it's goodnight and good luck to Poldark . . .

Pick of the Day

The Rose of Tralee International Festival, 8.00pm, RTÉ One

I've never been a fan, but this remains one of the TV highlights of the year for many, many Irish folk. And the organisers must be doing a lot of somethings right as this is the event's 60th year.

Host Dáithí  - presiding over the event for a tenth time - will interview the final 32 Roses live from the festival dome in Tralee.

The 32 Roses who make it to the TV broadcast will represent centres in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, mainland Europe and the Middle East.

New or Returning Shows

Instinct, 9.00pm, Sky Witness & NOW TV

Lizzie and Dylan are back on the case in the second season of this quirky-lite procedural, starring the ever watchable Alan Cumming in a variety of tweed suits.

After being put on leave by the NYPD, university professor turned consultant Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) joins forces with detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) once again when a 'Sleeping Beauty Killer' terrorises the city.

The Power of Women, 10.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Two women are paired together in each episode of this new series to discuss their reactions and decisions they chose when faced with discrimination and challenges to make their voices heard and their influence felt.

In the first episode, barrister, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords Helena Kennedy sits down with the inimitable comedian, author and mental health advocate Ruby Wax to discuss their own experiences and setbacks in their personal success stories.

Ruby Wax

Britain's Extreme Weather: Superstorms and Heatwaves, 8.00pm, Channel 4

This programme features footage, personal stories and striking visuals of Britain's recent heatwave and delves into the latest science and asks why this is happening.

With 15 of the 16 hottest summers on record occurring since 2001, it looks at climate change and its link to severe weather events - exploring how they are likely to hit harder and more often in the years ahead.

Can ageing infrastructure - with damaged dams, melting roads, buckled railways and burst sewers - cope with this ever more brutal onslaught, and what practical steps can be taken to stop this climate crisis?

Civilisations, 7.55pm, RTÉ 2

The BBC and PBS are behind this, so quality is guaranteed. First up, Simon Schama looks at the formative role art and the creative imagination have played in the forging of humanity itself.

The film opens with his passionate endorsement of the creative spirit in humanity and the way in which art can help to forge the civilised life.

He explores the remote origins of human creativity with the first known marks made some 80,000 years ago in South African caves - marks which were not dictated merely by humanity's physical needs.

Nadiya's Summer Feasts, 8.00pm, BBC Two

For Nadiya, summertime is party time, and is the perfect excuse to put her busy life on hold and pull out all the stops.

In this hour-long special, she cooks up an array of mouth-watering dishes that are serves up to her loved ones at her own summer party feast.

Nadiya fires up the BBQ and cooks a delicious butterflied leg of lamb with sticky rhubarb glaze, perfect for feeding a crowd without all the fuss. Colourful sides include zingy kiwi and feta salad, fresh and fragrant edamame wild rice, and a spectacular glazed bread, stuffed with black olive and blue cheese and shaped like a crown.

Ending Tonight

A Black and White Killing: the Case that Shook America, 9.00pm, BBC Two

The second part of the documentary about a racist murder picks up the story in the wake of revelations, as Mobeen seeks to understand the complications surrounding the lives and behaviour of both men, the perpetrator and the victim.

His enquiries lead him to Larnell's birth mother, who reveals that her son lived on the edge of violent gangs himself. Newspapers report that he had convictions going back to the age of just 14.

Love Island USA, 9.00pm, Virgin Media Two

Despite a shaky debut season, this Stateside version of Love Island has been renewed for a second run.

In the meantime, this year's winners will be revealed here.

Fans will see the girls go shopping for the 2019 summer ball, while the boys attempt to teach Tommy how to dance and the islanders make their declarations of love.

Pride Live at the Apollo, 10.00pm, BBC two

A celebration of LGBT+ stand up comedy at the BBC, showcasing the funniest bits from the LGBT+ stars who have appeared on Live at the Apollo.

This concluding episode feature sets from Tom Allen, Stephen K Amos, Jen Brister, Al Porter, Julian Clary, Suzi Ruffell and Gina Yashere.

Don't Miss

Poldark, 8.30pm, BBC One

It's a bank holiday in Brexitland, so the Beeb has decided to show the season five finale tonight rather than keep it for next Sunday.

Several months have passed as Ross gets in deeper with the French invasion force as they prepare to welcome their leader, General Toussaint.

But Ross's belief in the need for secrecy revives old insecurities and risks his friends, his marriage and his life.

With their lives are on the line, Ross and his friends must launch their most daring plan yet, to save themselves and the country from enemies both at home and abroad.

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