Gogglebox Ireland is back, as is Grand Designs, while there's a new documentary series called De Valera I Mericeá, and Keith Barry continues to make the impossible happen . . .
Pick of the Day
Gogglebox Ireland, 9.00pm, Virgin Media
This time around, viewers will be introduced to the show's newest household as Gogglebox Ireland heads north to Donegal for the very first time as telly-loving sisters Barbara and Janet join the cast.
When Barbara isn't busy running her own B&B, she’s around in retired social worker Janet’s house for a cuppa and a few hours of watching whatever’s on the box.
Janet is driven demented by Barbara’s compulsive cleaning, but Barbara insists that she needs to keep things spick and span for her own guests, so Janet should do the same.
Barbara is an avid rugby fan, admittedly it’s to get a good look at the player’s legs. Janet loves all things Irish on the telly and can’t resist a bit of Nationwide.
Their ultimate night in is in front of a classic Hollywood flick.
New or Returning Shows
Grand Designs, 9.00pm, Channel 4
Paul Wilkinson is a workaholic with a compulsion to get things done in the shortest time possible. So, when he and his wife Amy set out to build a giant home on their 16-acre plot in Lincolnshire, he gives himself just one year to do it.
The budget spirals and Paul works almost day and night. But this relentless drive begins to take a toll on his health and halfway through he's admitted to hospital.
Here's a house made earlier:
The Man Who Shot New York, 9.00pm, Sky Arts
This documentary explores the life and work of one of America’s master photographers, Harold Feinstein.
A prodigious talent, he photographed life in all its forms and Harold’s 35mm black and white photographs captured the essence of life with a with a uniquely humanist eye.
The re-discovery of Feinstein’s vast and diverse body of work came in his final years and the film meets him in his early 80s and with a Zen-like appreciation of the life he lived.
De Valera I Mericeá, 9.30pm, TG4
This two-part documentary begins with Eamon de Valera stowing away on a ship to America in 1919 and announcing himself in the lobby of the world's most expensive hotel as `The First President of Ireland.'
In reality he was a wanted man while Ireland remained part of the British Empire.
The Keith Barry Experience, 9.35pm, RTÉ One
Last week's opening episode was great fun, especially when Keith enticed Dancing with the Stars' judge Julian Benson to play along with one of his tricks.
This week, Keith's special guests are Majella O’Donnell, Clíona Hagan, Peter Kelly (Franc), Rebecca Grimes, Niamh Cullen, Aideen Murphy, Rosie Connolly and Chasing Abbey.
Better Things, 11.15pm, BBC Two
We're up to the penultimate episode of Pamela Adlon's second season trying to make sense of life as Sam, a middle-aged actress in LA who's also a lone parent to three young girls.
This week, Sam takes a trip across the US border to Canada, as she brings the children to visit her aunt and uncle in Vancouver. Unexpectedly, Sam then learns an upsetting family secret.
Nigel Havers is the rather random guest star on tonight's show.