Joan Rivers meets Barbra Streisand in Urban Myths, Normal People's Paul Mescal gets painting, Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party gets a re-run, while it's the end of the line for Defending the Guilty and Mary Berry's Simple Comforts . . .

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Urban Myths, 10.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Written and directed by Sue Perkins, and starring Katherine Ryan and Jessica Barden as Joan Rivers and Barbra Streisand, this episode is based on Rivers’ recollections of a play she starred in with Streisand.

A sixteen-year-old Barbra Streisand is in rehearsals for Driftwood, an off-Broadway play, when a woman, dressed head to toe in fur, bursts through the door.

She’s Joan Molinsky, who will soon become known as Joan Rivers. She wants a part in the play, but only a male role remains to be filled.

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Abigail’s Party: Play for Today, 9.00pm, BBC Four

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Here’s where the great Alison Steadman first made a mark in the telly world, starring as the upwardly mobile Beverly in this satirical comedy from Mike Leigh, which caused a stir in the 1970s.

It follows the events of a party held in a suburban house. As the night wears on, the guests become increasingly inebriated and indiscreet, paving the way for shocking revelations and home truths.

Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen, 9.00pm, BBC Two

The Bafta-winning actor discusses his career, from his early days in a comedy troupe to his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral and his acclaimed turn in A Very English Scandal.

Mr Robot, 10.40pm, TG4

The fourth and final season of this superbly paranoid drama - starring Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker with social anxiety disorder and clinical depression - continues.

Elliot, Mr Robot and Tyrell get lost in the woods as they try to outrun the Dark Army. Darlene goes in search of her brother, and Dom is still working through the horrors of having lost control of her life.

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Portrait Artist of the Year 2020, 8.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Returning for a seventh season, with Stephen Mangan reprising his role as host and returning judges, artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan.

24 celebrity sitters from the worlds of stage, screen, sport and music become the subject for the painters which include Normal People's Paul Mescal (below), First Dates front-of-house Fred Sirieux, singer Ray BLK and broadcaster Trevor McDonald.

First up, the painters have the pleasure of capturing Ncuti Gatwa, Fay Ripley, and Lady Glenconner.

Autumn at Jimmy’s Farm, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Jimmy Doherty and his team return for autumn, and with the changing seasons they're flat out as the farm takes delivery of 6000 turkeys and gets ready for the births of two dozen piglets.

The team prepare for the arrival of some new - and unpredictable - animals which could prove a handful for Jimmy and the rangers, and wildlife in the woodland starts to harvest the summer's bounty to get ready for winter.

Life might be unpredictable right now, but the seasons roll on regardless.

The Kennedys: Tragedy and Triumph, 9.00pm, More4

This series goes behind the Kennedy public image, revealing how personal relationships within the dynasty helped shape US and global events from the Cuban Missile Crisis to civil rights legislation.

In this opening episode, family patriarch Joseph P Kennedy aspires to hold the ultimate position of power by becoming President of the United States, but wartime disgrace extinguishes his dream.

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BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, Netflix

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story - and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.

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Ending Today

Defending the Guilty, 9.10pm, RTÉ2

It’s the season finale for the British legal drama starring Will Sharpe and Katherine Parkinson (below).

The pupils must address a court for the first time, and the breakdown of Will's relationship has him wondering if he is really cut out for a career in law.

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Mary concludes this run of show by travelling to the Scottish Highlands, which inspires her to create a series of deliciously warming dishes, including sausage and pepper hotpot.

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