There's a new thriller series called Trackers, The Simpsons returns for a 31st run, there’s an Annie Nightingale night on BBC Four, and there’s the finale of Don’t Rock the Boat . . .

Pick of the Day

Trackers, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

Here’s something different: a slick, big-budgeted TV drama from South Africa.

Adapted from acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, three stories collide explosively in Cape Town in a thriller featuring organised crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, black rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.

In South Africa’s rural Loxton, Lemmer reluctantly embarks on a shadowy smuggling operation.

Meanwhile, Cape Town’s Presidential Bureau of Intelligence launches a covert investigation into a terrorist plot after a police informant blows the whistle on a meeting between local Islamic extremists and a senior Al Qaeda operative.

As PBI chief Janina Mentz carefully directs the sting, special agent Quinn is eager to make an arrest - and Milla, a housewife who’s escaped an abusive suburban existence, lands a job as a researcher on the team.

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The Late Late Show, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

The Late Late Show will be dedicated to promoting Irish businesses across various sectors who have had to close their doors and adapt accordingly to survive.

Throughout the show, Irish companies will be showcasing their wares and demonstrating their tenacity and resourcefulness in the face of some of the toughest times in the history of their businesses.

Also, singer Niall Horan will speak to Ryan about how the music industry has been affected by Covid shutdowns, while comedian and TV presenter Deirdre O'Kane, will discuss changes in the comedy scene.

Plus, experts in specific fields including Diarmuid Gavin, Anna Geary, Kevin Dundon, and Roisin Murphy will showcase some of their favourite businesses from the worlds of outdoor and gardening, sports and fitness, food and beverages, and homeware.

Meanwhile, guests on The Graham Norton Show (11.15pm, BBC One) include Kylie Minogue, Strictly contestant Nicola Adams and actors Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin.

Later - with Jools Holland, 10.00pm, BBC Two

Melanie C (below) talks about her career, illustrated by a selection of clips from the extensive Later archive. Plus, performances by Mica Paris and David Balfe, the latter being is a debut performance specially recorded in Dublin.

For Those I Love is the new project of songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist David Balfe. His forthcoming debut solo record, due early next year, started life as an ode to his love for his friends.

The music took on a new greater meaning - and tribute - after the death in 2018 of his best friend, poet and former bandmate Paul Curran.

New or Returning Shows

Punk/New Wave Years With Annie Nightingale, 9.00pm, BBC Four

Annie Nightingale (back when she was called Anne) led the way as BBC Radio 1's first female DJ and introduced a generation to exciting new sounds as the face of the Old Grey Whistle Test from 1978.

In this programme, Annie opens up the archive to select some of the finest and most intriguing moments from this era. Covering punk, post-punk and new wave, Annie has chosen to explore a movement in music that became the soundtrack to a generation.

Followed by More & New Wave Compiled by Annie Nightingale at 10pm, Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless at 11pm and an episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test at midnight.

Here's The Damned having a smashing time:

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The Last Leg: US Election Special, 10.00pm, Channel 4

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker react to one of the most memorable elections in US history and look back on four years of Donald Trump as President.

Icon: Music Through the Lens, 10.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Featuring passionate and often irreverent in-depth interviews with the most renowned music photographers, musicians, gallerists, journalists and social commentators, this is a six-part study of music photography.

New to Download

The Simpsons, Disney+

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It’s been more than a decade since this show was worth watching, yet it keeps rolling along, trading on a glorious past that’s long gone.

I don’t know what’s more remarkable: the fact that The Simpsons is back for the 31st season as the longest-running scripted primetime show in television history, or that so many are interested.

This season’s line-up of guests includes Billy Porter, Jane Goodall, Jason Momoa, Cate Blanchett, and Kevin Feige, there are special musical performances from the likes of Weezer and John Legend, and fan-favourite episodes such as Thanksgiving of Horror and Treehouse of Horror XXX.

Country Ever After, Netflix

This documentary series follows country singer Coffey Anderson and his hip-hop dancer wife Criscilla as they raise their children and navigate their opposite country v city perspectives of life and parenting.

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Doctor Sleep, Sky Cinema & NOW TV

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor), has fought to find some semblance of peace.

But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager who shares Danny’s gift.

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Ending Today

Don’t Rock the Boat, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

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It’s the final episode of this week-long reality show, hosted by Freddie Flintoff and AJ Odudu, where the two celebrity crews all have one final race to determine who gets to row to glory and be awarded the Golden Oar.

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