Today's top telly includes Pierce Brosnan and Adam Clayton on The Late Late Show, the beginning of the end for Modern Family, the return of The Last Leg, and a new miniseries from the director of La La Land . . .

Pick of the Day

Modern Family, 8.30pm, Sky One

After eleven seasons, we’re coming to the end of the road for the adventures of the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan, as we reach the first part of the two-part series finale.

In part one, Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again.

Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don’t seem to need her as much as they used to when she was at home.

Here's a farewell featurette:

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The Late Late Show, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan (below) and U2 bassist Adam Clayton are among the guests lined-up to chat to Ryan Tubridy on this week's show.

Other guests include Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Candian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Frances Black and Sharon Shannon will be live in studio, performing songs from A Woman’s Heart, one of the most loved Irish albums ever released.

New or Returning Shows

The Last Leg: Locked Down Under, 10.00pm, Channel 4

Things are far from normal as the Bafta-nominated entertainment series returns for a re-fashioned run.

Taking viewers on a global tour across hemispheres, from Melbourne to London and the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, an audience joins hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker in their respective homes for their comic review of current events.

Guests including Miriam Margolyes and Rob Beckett offer their thoughts on the highs and lows of isolation. Plus, music from the Horne Section.

The Manson Murders, 8.00pm, Sky Crime & NOW TV

Dateline examines the crimes committed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969, including archival footage and interviews with those close to the events.

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Dora & the Lost City of Gold, Sky Cinema Premiere & NOW TV

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Live-action adaptation of the hit animated kids' show, starring Isabela Moner, Eva Longoria and Jeff Wahlberg.

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school.

Always the explorer, Dora soon finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Dead to Me: Season 2, Netflix

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Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back.

Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried.

With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other.

The Eddy, Netflix

Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, directorDamien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them.

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Regular Heroes, Amazon Prime

This is an eight-episode US docuseries highlighting the contributions and personal sacrifices of some of today's most generous individuals who are going above and beyond to support their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ending Today

Tunes for Tyrants: Music & Power with Suzy Klein, 8.00pm, BBC Four

Suzy Klein (above) explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in the Second World War - from swinging jazz to film soundtracks and from mushy ballads to madcap ballets.

The war, she demonstrates, wasn't just a military fight but an ideological battle where both sides used music as a weapon to secure their vision for civilization.

Repeats of the Day

Spaced, 11.05pm, Channel 4

Well worth a watch, this.

Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes star in this comedy bout two disillusioned twenty-somethings - one a broken-hearted skateboarder and comic-book artist, the other an aspiring journalist - who are brought together by fate as they search for accommodation in London.

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Definitely Dusty, 10.00pm, BBC Four

Documentary revisiting the career of Dusty Springfield, the renowned pop diva famous for classic songs such as You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love and Son of a Preacher Man.

Archive footage shot in both the UK and the US provides an illuminating insight into her glamorous but private personal life, and contributions from her protective inner circle of friends highlight the Dusty behind the panda eyes and blonde beehive.

Includes interviews with Tom Jones, Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Lulu and Neil Tennant.

The Story of The Jam: About the Young Idea, 11.30pm, Sky Arts

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Documentary about a band who were at the forefront of the late-1970s punk and mod scenes, tracing the group's history from formation in 1975 to its end in 1982.

Featuring interviews with frontman Paul Weller, bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler, as well as archive performances.

Daytime Film Choices

The Man Who Never Was, 1.00pm, BBC Two

ON VE75 day, here’s a fact-based Second World War drama, starring Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Stephen Boyd, Robert Flemyng and Andre Morell.

Allied forces prepare to invade Europe through Sicily - but to throw their adversaries off their scent, they devise an ingenious and complicated plan to make the enemy believe the invasion will happen somewhere else.

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Daddy Day Care, 4.05pm, Dave

Passable family comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn and Anjelica Huston.

Two unemployed executives decide to open a day-care centre, believing they have found an easy way to make a profit - but instead discover looking after a horde of rampant kids is not as simple as it seems.

Battle of the Bulge, 3.40pm, TCM

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Another WWII drama, this time starring Robert Shaw, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Telly Savalas and Charles Bronson.

A German tank commander is assigned to lead a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces as part of a last-ditch attempt to turn the tide of the war and prevent the invasion of his country.

An American intelligence officer realises what the enemy is planning, and tries to convince his superiors that they are facing a major offensive.

Prime Time Movie Picks

The Girl in the Spider's Web, 9.00pm, Sky Cinema Thriller

Claire Foy  stars as Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by computer genius Frans Balder to retrieve Firefall, a programme capable of accessing the world's nuclear codes that he developed for the National Security Agency.

Though Salander manages to find Firefall, it's not long before she's fighting for her life against mercenaries.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? 8.00pm, Sky Cinema Drama

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Excellent dramedy, starring Oscar nominees Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant, who are just fantastic together.

While suffering financial troubles, writer Lee Israel starts forging and selling letters by dead celebrities, incorporating intimate details to command high prices.

She also starts stealing authentic letters from libraries and archives to sell, replacing them with forged duplicates.

The Babadook, 9.00pm, Syfy

This is a marvellous but really spooky film about grief that would terrify kids - so don’t even think about watching it with any - starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman.

A widowed mother's life becomes increasingly stressful when her son becomes convinced that the monster in one of his books is real.

As she struggles to cope with the boy's unusual behaviour and her own sense of isolation, she begins to share his belief in the creature.

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Late Late Flick Picks

Some Mother's Son, 11.20pm, RTÉ One

Hard-hitting drama about the Maze Hunger Strike in 1981, starring Helen Mirren, Aidan Gillen, Fionnula Flanagan and John Lynch.

A teacher in 1980s Northern Ireland has the conflict brought home to her when her son is arrested as a member of the IRA.

Through her friendship with the mother of another prisoner, her sympathy for the IRA's agenda grows, although she struggles to condone their use of violence.

But her new allegiances are tested when her son joins the hunger strike led by Bobby Sands.

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Easy A, 11.00pm, Comedy Central

Emma Stone is great in this teen comedy, which co-stars Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl and Amanda Bynes.

Misfit teenager Olive lies about her non-existent sexual history, and soon becomes the talk of the school.

While she endures the harassment of conservative classmates, she grows to love the attention and sets out to create yet more rumours - but is unprepared when things get out of hand.

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