Tonight's top TV tips include a profile of writer Colm Tóibín, Kate Winslet stars in new drama Mare of Easttown, there's a documentary about Derry City, and Mark Kermode takes a look at the Oscars . . .

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Colm Tóibín - On Memory’s Shore, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Here's a profile of the author Colm Tóibín in which he reflects on his childhood in county Wexford and reveals his path to becoming a writer after his time at UCD and time spent abroad in Barcelona.

He also discusses his latest novel The Magician, which is based on the life of German writer Thomas Mann, and visits Venice, the setting for Mann's most famous work, Death In Venice.

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Different League: the Derry City Story, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Now here’s one of the greatest stories from Irish sport in the last few decades.

This documentary reflects on how Derry City made a return to top level football in 1985. After withdrawing from Northern Ireland’s Irish League in 1972, they were accepted to play in the republic’s League of Ireland after 13 years in the sporting wilderness.

Featuring interviews with Tony O'Doherty, Terry Harkin, Eddie Mahon and Eamonn McLaughlin, who were known as the Gang of Four - the men behind the club's rebirth - as well as rare archive footage and memories from supporters.

Mastermind, 8.00pm, BBC Two

John Humphrys hosts the final two semi-finals (there are six in total) of the long-running quiz show.

First up, four more returning contenders answering questions on specialist subjects of Christopher Eccleston, Metallica, the life and works of Beatrix Potter, and the Greco-Persian Wars, before they each are tested on their general knowledge.

At 8.30pm, the specialist subjects in the other semi-final are William Pitt the Younger, The Bridge, the Grand National, and the plays of Joe Orton.

Mark Kermode's Oscar Winners: A Secrets of Cinema Special, 9.00pm, BBC Four

As the red carpet season reaches its climax, film critic Mark Kermode (above) looks back at past winners of the prestigious awards, and celebrates some of the most memorable performances.

Kermode knows his stuff and is an excellent communicator, so this will be well worth a look.

New or Returning Shows

Mare of Easttown, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

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Kate Winslet executive produces and stars in this mysterious seven-part crime drama.

The story follows small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Winslet) as she investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her.

Stricken with grief following her son's suicide, Sheehan is trying to find normalcy in her own life, but her pain leads her to develop an obsession with various cases of missing and murdered girls in Easttown.

With everyone fully aware of her situation and the rumours swirling around her, how will this affect her dogged pursuit of the killer?

Greta Thunberg: a Year to Change the World, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg (below) sets off to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to call for an immediate reduction in fossil fuel use, but is frustrated by what she sees as a media obsession constantly pitting her against Donald Trump.

As she travels across Europe, Greta meets Polish miners who fear that climate change policies will further decimate their industry and culture, and discovers the prototype of a technology that aims to capture carbon dioxide from factory emissions before it enters the atmosphere.

She also meets one of her inspirations - legendary British broadcaster David Attenborough.

Lucy, the Human Chimp, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Documentary about Lucy, a chimpanzee who was raised as a human in the 1960s, living with a psychology professor from the University of Oklahoma as a member of his family.

When the experiment became too dangerous to continue, Lucy was returned to the wild, accompanied by a student who chose to live with her on a remote uninhabited island, adopting the behaviour of apes in the hope of teaching Lucy the skills she has lost.

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Ackley Bridge, 6.00pm, Channel 4

It’s season four of this school-based teen drama, and apparently has had a bit of a revamp.

Kayla and Fizza forge a friendship with a new boy who enrolls in their class, ruffling feathers throughout the school.

Also joining Year 11 is Kaneez's nephew from Manchester. Martin experiences a baptism of fire as acting head teacher, and Kayla finds herself at the centre of a cruel prank that goes viral across the school.

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Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson (below) goes on a journey of rehabilitation as she opens up about the abuse she has suffered at the hands of cyberbullies and its effects on her mental health.

Stephen: the Murder That Changed a Nation, 10.00pm, BBC Four

Documentary examining the 1993racially-motivated murder of black London teenager Stephen Lawrence, beginning with a look at events leading up to his murder and the police investigation that followed.

As the suspects remain free, tip-offs from the community make his parents, Doreen and Neville, wonder why the authorities are not making arrests.

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