A Big Week in September looks at the return to school in Ireland, David Tennant stars in new drama Des, Pen15 returns with more cringe comedy, while it's the end of the line for Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites . . .

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A Big Week in September, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Starting or returning to school is a challenging time for all involved at the best of times. But in the newCovid-19 world, it's exceptionally so.

This documentary brings together unique stories and moments from a diverse range of people and places around Ireland as the country returns to school for the first time since restrictions were put in place in March.

With teachers joining the Covid-19 frontline, parents, students and schools all over Ireland document their first week of school re-opening, giving an insight into the true reality of what the 'new normal’ means to them.

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Lodging with Lucy, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

Lucy Kennedy's guests this week are radio presenters Ian Dempsey and Mario Rosenstock, who discuss their working relationship and reminisce about old friends Larry Gogan and Tony Fenton.

New or Returning Shows

Des, 10.00pm, Virgin Media One

Fact-based drama starring David Tennant as serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who was arrested in 1983 after the discovery of human remains in the drains of his property.

Followed at 11pm by The Real `Des": The Dennis Nilsen Story, a documentary exploring the personality of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered up to 15 young men.

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Adult Material, 10.00pm, Channel 4

Brand new four-part adult drama - starring Hayley Squires, Kerry Godliman and Rupert Everett - which delves inside the porn industry in modern Britain, from the perspective of a woman who has been working in it her entire adult life.

Legendary porn star Jolene Dollar (Squires) - real name Hayley Burrows - has seen the industry grow from an illegitimate backroom enterprise into a mainstream and highly profitable business.

Juggling her on-set persona with motherhood and home life, Jolene is a poster girl for the industry and the proud breadwinner in her family.

But her seemingly happy world is shaken when she learns that a dark figure from her past is coming to the UK to collaborate with her oldest colleague and close friend, Carroll Quinn (Everett).

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Me, My Brother and Our Balls, 9.00pm, BBC One

Documentary in which Love Island star Chris Hughes and his brother Ben explore male fertility, looking at why the subject is not taken seriously enough.

In the Face of Terror, 9.00pm, BBC Two

The stories of people fighting for truth and justice following acts of terror, beginning with a hostage crisis in Syria and the far-right attack in Christchurch.

Pen15, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy & NOW TV

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Get ready for more cringeworthy comedy as Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle reprise their roles as their adolescent selves In the Lonely Island produced comedy.

In the opening episode of the second season, Maya and Anna reluctantly go to a lame pool party, but when a crush unexpectedly shows up, causing them to question their sanity and reputations.

Life Is Magic, 7.35pm, BBC One

Illusionist Joel M meets the student formal committee at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Ballymoney to help plan an epic trick for their formal dance

Mastermind, 7.30pm, BBC Two

John Humphrys presents the first heat of the long-running general knowledge quiz. Tonight's specialist subjects are The Levellers, Julie Andrews, Black Books and Isabella of Castile.

Ending Today

Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites, 8.30pm, Channel 4

Jamie Oliver demonstrates a meat-free alternative to toad in the hole, swapping sausages for portobello mushrooms, encased in a Yorkshire pudding.

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