Today's top telly includes the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, Attenborough's Life in Colour, Dylan Moran, Sean Connery and Ireland's Fittest Family: Reeling in the Ramps . . .

Pick of the Day

All Creatures Great and Small, 6.30pm, RTÉ One

Here’s the latest adaptation of James Herriot's autobiographical books about life as a vet in the pre-war Yorkshire Dales, and not to be confused with the much-loved BBC series from the 1970s starring Christopher Timothy.

This time around it's Nicholas Ralph in the pivotal role of James Herriot, alongside Samuel West as Siegfried Farnon, Callum Woodhouse as Tristan Farnon and Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson

In this opening episode, newly qualified veterinarian James Herriot travels from his home in Glasgow to the Yorkshire village of Darrowby for a job interview at Siegfried Farnon's practice.

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Don't Miss

Bloodlands, 9.00pm, BBC One

The Belfast-based police drama, starring James Nesbitt and Charlene McKenna, continues.

Nesbitt's DCI Tom Brannick attempts to solve the kidnapping case, but the question soon arises whether it is serial killer Goliath he is hunting, or someone making a false trail.

The Great, 9.00pm, Channel 4

The quirky (and occasionally factual) period dramedy about Catherine the Great and Peter the Great’s time ruling the Russian roost rolls on merrily, with Ellie Fanning and Nicholas Hoult nailing it in the lead roles.

This week, a body is discovered, and Peter decides to torture everyone at the palace to find the murderous traitors. Meanwhile, Marial confides in Archie about Catherine's plans.

New or Returning Shows

Attenborough's Life in Colour, 7.00pm, BBC One

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In this new series, the broadcasting behemoth that is David Attenborough explores the many ways animals use colour, with cameras built specifically for this series revealing a world normally invisible to human eyes.

The peacock's tail has evolved entirely to impress females and is one of the most extreme colour ornaments in the natural world, while mandrill baboons signal their strength and status with striking red and blue face masks.

The brighter the colours, the higher ranking the male.

Dylan Moran: Off the Hook, 10.15pm, BBC Two

The broadcast premiere of a stand-up performance from the Irish comedian's 2015 UK tour, where Dylan Moran playfully scrambles through the struggles of life.

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He journeys through politics, loneliness and middle age, offering his uniquely kaleidoscopic lens on familiar subjects and distilling pearls of wisdom all along the way.

Ireland's Fittest Family: Reeling in the Ramps, 7.30pm, RTÉ One

In this special episode of the popular series, the coaches look back over eight years of the family fitness challenge, remembering everything from heroic mammies to unstoppable granddads.

A New Life in the Sun: Road Trip, 7.00pm, Channel 4

Fred Sirieix embarks on a road trip around some of Europe's most beautiful locations, meeting the Brits who have set up lives abroad.

In the first edition, he sets out on a tour of southern Spain's whitewashed villages in Andalucía, where three sets of immigrants each run beautiful boutique hotels.

He meets a couple with a grand plan to host weddings, and another learning on the job. Plus, can a single mother juggle work and family?

The Murderer & Me: Peter Tobin, 7.00pm, Sky Crime & NOW TV

With exclusive access to his wife Margaret, this documentary examine the murders of infamous Scottish serial killer Peter Tobin.

Told through the eyes of Margaret, it delves into Tobin’s brutal crimes that spanned the length of Britain.

Tobin, who hid behind a veneer of Christian respectability, evaded justice for decades for the murders and sexual assault of three women.

Sunday Cinema

The Man Who Would Be King, 3.20pm, RTÉ One

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One of the late Sean Connery's best films, this is a period adventure from 1975 that also features Michael Caine.

The legendary John Huston directs as Connery's Daniel Dravot, a British soldier, passes himself off as a god in an unexplored land, but his delusions start to alienate his friend, Peachy Carnehan, played by Caine.

Ending Tonight

Monkey Life Special, 7.00pm, Sky Nature &n NOW TV

In the final of Monkey Life’s special episodes, viewers can learn about the secret life of the slow loris.

An unusual nocturnal primate, the tiny slow loris is currently - like so many creatures - at threat from extinction.

This programme includes a visit to Monkey World's sister sanctuary Dao Tien and takes a look at the work they’ve been doing in the fight to save the species.

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