Dolly Parton stars in The Late Late Show country special, there's a Dionne Warwick retrospective on BBC Four, there’s the The Royal Variety Performance 2020, and Meryl Streep on the double with Little Women and The Prom . . .

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The Late Late Show, 9.345pm, RTÉ One

Every year Ryan Tubridy hosts a Late Late Show country music special but this year’s event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Until now, that is.

To make things even better for country fans, the main guest on the show will be none other than superstar Dolly Parton, who famously donated a million dollars to aid the search for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Even viewers who would normally avoid this particular show will want to check out Dolly’s appearance.

Here she is, singing her greatest song, I Will Always Love You:

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The Graham Norton Show, 11.15pm, BBC One

This week Graham is joined by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, Strictly's Claudia Winkleman, Marvel actress Tessa Thompson, Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan (below), comedian Lee Mack and McFly.

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Dionne Warwick at the BBC, 10.00pm, BBC Four

A retrospective marking the 80th birthday in 2020 of legendary singer Dionne Warwick that looks back at her very best performances over the years at the BBC.

From her collaborations in the 1960s with Burt Bacharach and Hal David on classics like Walk On By and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again through to 80s hits like Heartbreaker, composed by the Bee Gees, this should be quite a collection of songs.

Here's a video shot in Paris of her performing Bacharach and David's sublime Walk on By:

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Jo Brand's How to Stay Sane in a Mad World, 8.00pm, Channel 4

The ultra-dry Jo Brand embarks on an alphabetic romp as she reveals the most fun, creative and Covid-friendly ways to stay sane during the pandemic.

From health to horticulture, QR codes to UV rays, and hibernation to isolation, this A-Z guide is brimming with expert advice to keep you fighting fit and mentally strong.

Along with a host of famous faces, Jo has tips, quips and tonnes of takeaway to make surviving the pandemic a lot easier.

Sir Stirling Moss: The Uncrowned King of F1, 9.00pm, Sky Documentaries & NOW TV

Stirling Moss is one of the most recognisable names in motor sport, but few people know much more about him than his famous name.

Following his death earlier this year, this film will tell his story in an expansive, engaging and often surprising way.

It tracks Moss's meteoric rise from teenage racing prodigy to Britain's first sports superstar, a story encompassing landmark triumphs and devastating tragedies.

The Royal Variety Performance 2020, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

Sheridan Smith, Gary Barlow, Steps, Melanie C, Jon Courtenay and Michael Ball are among the stars of this year's show to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity.

Comedian, actor and singer Jason Manford is to host The Royal Variety Performance at the historic Blackpool Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex.

Here's Gary Barlow doing his best Buble with Incredible:

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Little Women, Sky Cinema & NOW TV

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig directs this critically acclaimed adaptation of the timeless, and timely, Louisa May Alcott novel starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh.

It’s the story of the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep round out a superb supporting cast in a hugely enjoyable film.

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The Prom, Netflix

Talking of Meryl Streep, she and James Corden star in this old school musical as New York City stage legends Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman.They’ve a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: she’s been banned from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).

When they hear about it, Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images.

It looks great and has Ryan Murphy's glittery finger prints all over it. What more could you want?

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, Disney+

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series delivers an abundance of feel-good holiday cheer as they perform their favourite Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s songs.

The cast will also share anecdotes of memorable holidays from their childhoods, best - and most embarrassing! - presents, favourite traditions, family photos and poignant New Year’s resolutions.

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I’m Your Woman, Amazon Prime

Starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan, this promises to be an empowering, subversive 1970s-set thriller.

Jean (Brosnahan) is on her journey with her newborn baby as she evades her husband’s criminal past, as she undergoes a transformation from sheltered housewife to badass mom-on-the-run.

With the support of some unlikely alliances, she struggles to take control of her life.

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