Today's top telly includes Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia, some more Eating with the Enemy, new Stacey Dooley show This Is My House, and the return of First Dates Hotel . . .

Pick of the Day

European Qualifiers World Cup 2022, 7.00pm, RTÉ2

Darragh Maloney (below) presents all the action from a seriously understrength Ireland’s opening Group A qualifier at Rajko Mitic Stadium, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Manager Stephen Kenny is still looking for his first win since succeeding Mick McCarthy as manager of the Republic in April last year, having drawn four and lost four of his first eight matches in charge. Between Covid, injuries and a lack of quality, he's been up against it since day one.

Meanwhile, Serbia are also looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2020 after losing to Scotland on penalties in the Euro 2020 play-off finals.

 The sides were also in the same qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup, when they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw here, before a goal by Aleksandar Kolarov gave them a crucial 1-0 win in Dublin.

Don’t Miss

Eating with the Enemy, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One


On this week's show, two different generations of the Travelling community, a former Miss Ireland, a cancer survivor, a greyhound trainer and an animal rights activist discuss a range of topics including the value of social media influencers, the dying with dignity bill, and whether animals should ever be used for entertainment.

Beidh Aonach Amárach, 8.30pm, TG4

Life has changed completely for former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent, who swapped a life in politics for a more spiritual role as a Church of Ireland Minister.

There’s also a look at the hard work and dedication required to compete with the crème de la crème of showjumping at The Equitation School, and a walk on the beach in Donegal with a sheep farmer and his herd.

Viewers can also hear about the baking journey of Chikumo Fiseko, originally from Zambia but who has settled in Glengormley, county Antrim.

New or Returning Shows

This Is My House, 9.00pm, BBC One

Stacey Dooley (above) is back on the box to host this new property-based guessing game in which four people claim to own the same house.

The premise sounds daft, but you never know.

It's then up to celebrity judges Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix - joined each week by a special guest - to watch the four `owners" interact and figure out which one is telling the truth and who are the impostors.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen joins in the fun for the first edition, set in a converted barn in Ashford, Kent.

Great British Menu, 8.00pm, BBC Two

As the competition returns for another season, four chefs are welcomed to the kitchen where they prepare canapes, starters and fish courses, inspired by this year's theme which celebrates British invention and innovation.

With one of the four being sent home, the pressure is on to produce something delicious and ingenious and remain in the contest.

Cumhacht an Nádúir, 9.30pm, TG4 

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Environmental educator Darach Ó Murchú explores our relationship with nature in the face of a global pandemic and a succession of lockdowns.

He visits some of our most popular natural attractions at a time when people have been restoring their bond with nature. The emergence of this coronavirus is inherently linked with the abuse we have inflicted on our planet's natural resources.

And yes, the pandemic has been an onerous experience, but it has also offered an alternate view and the chance for positive change. Can we stop the loss of habitat and help nature to heal itself?

First Dates Hotel, 9.00pm, Channel 4

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Maitre d' Fred and his team of matchmakers invite more singletons to the luxury hotel in the hope of finding love in the sun.

A string of unhappy relationships has left 24-year-old Thalia with a phobia of kissing. Her date with 25-year-old Essex lad Jack date gets off to a great start after a discovery of a shared love of sharks.

Widower Tony is looking for someone to share his twilight years and is paired with the glamorous Lesley, a fellow East Ender. However, a surprising differing of political opinions threatens to derail their date.

New to Stream

Seaspiracy, Netflix

This looks interesting.

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy.

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Ending Tonight

Football’s Darkest Secrets, 11.15pm, BBC One

This pretty shocking and disturbing documentary series moves to Newcastle with the stories of survivors who suffered at the hands of George Ormond, a youth coach connected to Newcastle United.

It reveals how one former player tried to secretly record a confession from his abuser.

Eventually, the three separate cases in this series are brought to trial, but the question remains - why did it take so long to reach this point?

Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer (above) look back at two shows that highlighted the need to get the balance between home and garden just right.

In Bury St Edmunds, Lauren Grant believes the opportunity to build on a land she and husband Christian bought from the council will transform their confused downstairs.

He, however, just wants rid of the house altogether. Meanwhile, Harrogate couple Carol and Andrew need extra space for Grandad.

Can Kirstie build into their sizeable garden or will Phil find somewhere else more suitable?

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