There's the battle for the White House, Don Cheadle’s back with Black Monday, a documentary about the re-opening of Alton Towers, and it’s the end of the road for cracking BBC drama Life . . .

Pick of the Day

US Presidential Election Special, 11.15pm, RTÉ One

Perhaps the best thing about the US presidential election is that the opening coverage of the results will go on while most of us are asleep. 

For those with a keen interest in the contest between incumbent Donald Trump and pretender Joe Biden, there’s plenty to watch throughout the night. And you're welcome to it.

Here in Ireland, Caitriona Perry (below) presents RTÉ One’s coverage of the 59th, and one of the most divisive, election of the USA’s first citizen. She will be joined by Robert Shortt and Carole Coleman to bring viewers live results, analysis and reaction

US Election coverage is also available on both BBC One and Sky News.

Don't Miss

The Twilight Zone, 9.00pm, Sky One & NOW TV

This reboot of the classic TV show has been nothing if not hit and miss, but this episode looks like it could be a cracker.

Among the Untrodden features transfer student Irene, whose unusual interests make her an easy target at her new all-girls boarding school.

Well, until she discovers that popular classmate Madison possesses a unique talent.

Why Women Kill, 10.30pm, TG4

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The soapy dramedy continues with a ham-tastic Lucy Liu leading the charge. Beth Ann comes up with a scheme to keep Rob away from April but ends up growing closer to her husband's mistress in the process.

Simone and Karl try to keep up appearances at a gala but cooler heads do not prevail when Tommy gets jealous, while Taylor and Eli run into Jade's former lovers, forcing Taylor to confront the true nature of her feelings.

New or Returning Shows

Black Monday, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy & NOW TV

Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer return for the second season of the 1980s' Wall Street-based comedy.

In the aftermath of the largest stock market crash in history, Dawn and Blair are now the bosses at The Jammer Group, and they quickly learn that heavy is the head that wears the crown - especially when that head is constantly looking over its shoulder for Mo.

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Alton Towers: a Rollercoaster Year, 10.15pm, Channel 4

Documentary following the reopening of the theme park after a long period of closure due to Covid-19.

Staff have only 12 days to ensure that the rides are both fully operational and comply with new health and safety guidelines, which requires some major rethinking.

The programme follows both employees returning to work after months on furlough as well as families visiting the park for some much-needed escapism after being in lockdown.

Aung San vSuu Kyi: the Fall of an Icon, 9.00pm, BBC Two

When Aung San Suu Kyi was released after 15 years of house arrest in Myanmar, she was celebrated as an icon of democracy.

She had stood up to the country’s military dictatorship and been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ten years on, she is now seen by many as an international pariah, condemned for complicity in brutal atrocities.

Educating Greater Manchester, 9.15pm, Channel 4

The documentary series following life at Harrop Fold School returns three years on, featuring a new generation of year sevens who already have a reputation among staff members for mischief.

The new run also catches up with youngsters from the 2017 series. The school is on high alert after a member of the public calls in, claiming to have seen a pupil with a knife, forcing Mr Povey and his staff to instigate bag searches.

New to Download

Mother, Netflix

Not to be confused with the Jennifer Lawrence-starring horror of (almost) the same name. That one had an added, and well-deserved, exclamation mark in its title.

This is a dark, Japanese drama, based on a true story about a teenager with a tough life, who murders his grandparents after being told to rob them by his alcoholic mother.

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Ending Today

Life, 9.00pm, BBC One

It’s the final episode of this hugely entertaining six-part drama about four people sharing one building in Manchester, starring Alison Steadman and Peter Davison.

Hannah's wedding day arrives and all of our characters make their final choices about how to move forward with their lives.

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Trump: The White House Years, 10.15pm, RTÉ One

The story of Trump's fourth year in office, when he faced the spread of Covid-19 and the national protests resulting from the killing of George Floyd.

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