Channel 4 has a new series about beating pain, Rob Schneider's comedy special lands on Netflix, and it's cheerio to Cuba: Castro vs the World, Liveline: Call Back and The Victim . . .

Pick of the Day

How to Beat Pain, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Kate Quilton and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim enlist nine volunteers from around the UK to take part in a six-week experiment to see what simple techniques can help treat chronic pain.

The programme tries out various methods including yoga, tai chi, acupuncture or cold-water swimming, and question how much of the experience of pain is psychological.

It also features the story of a woman who is unable to feel pain due to a genetic mutation, who may hold the key to the future treatment of chronic pain.

Don't Miss

Little Birds, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

This quirky, sensual series based on the short stories of Anais Nin started off well last week, with Juno Temple looking great in the lead role.

Tonight, lunch with the Secretary takes an unexpected turn and Lucy responds to the Secretary’s provocations with provocations of her own.

Hugo and Adham's spat continues, and Hugo is further upset by his inability to conclude a piece of business that Lucy’s father Grant asked him to take care of in Tangier.

New or Returning Shows

Shameless, 10.00pm, Channel 4

Another chance to see the first-ever episode of Paul Abbott's celebrated dramedy about a dysfunctional family who cause havoc on Manchester's Chatsworth estate, and starring Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall and James McAvoy.

The ceremonial burning of a stolen car marks the end of summer, but 16-year-old Lip has something else in mind when he offers to help Karen Jackson with her homework.

Ancient Aliens, 10.00pm, Sky History & NOW TV

This series returns for another season to give historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age-old debate.

Did intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago?

This new season kicks off in Chile, where the government questions whether new footage from a Navy helicopter indicates a connection to geoglyphs in the Atacama Desert.

Derek Ryan Live from Inverness, 9.00pm, TG4

Filmed live at the Eden Court theatre in Inverness, Scotland here we see Derek at his best in front of a full capacity house as he performs for his loyal Scottish fans.

New to Download

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, Netflix

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider's first Netflix original comedy special, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes.

Ending with a surprise duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King, Rob talks about potty training his young daughters and his own pig potential.

Ending Today

Cuba: Castro vs the World, 9.00pm, BBC Two

This final episode looks at the rocky relationship between Fidel Castro (below) and Bill Clinton in the wake of the end of the Cold War, as the loss of Soviet support proved devastating for Cuba's economy and its people, leading to mass immigration to Florida.

The programme also examines how Castro assisted Hugo Chavez' rise to power in Venezuela in exchange for oil, and the transition of power from an ageing Castro to his younger brother.

Featuring contributions from key figures in this political era, including Clinton himself.

Wild Cuba: a Caribbean Adventure, 8.00pm, BBC Two

In the last of his two-part series, cameraman, director and naturalist Colin Stafford-Johnson encounters bats emerging from a labyrinth of limestone caves to feed on nectar from giant hibiscus flowers, and tiny frogs, smaller than a fingernail, living in patches of hidden emerald forest.

Meanwhile, on the white sand beaches, baby green turtles emerge from their nests to make their way to the Caribbean sea.

Liveline: Call Back, 7.30pm, RTÉ One

Joe Duffy concludes his look back at standout stories from the radio talk show, including a random act of kindness that saved the day before a job interview and a Sligo family desperate to get an assistance dog for their disabled son.

The Victim, 10.10pm, RTÉ One

In the finale of this fine legal thriller, starring Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James Harkness, And, as the jury returns its verdict, the grieving mother discovers her fate - just as shocking new revelations come to light.

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