Tonight's TV includes the return of BBC comedy Motherland, a new series about former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy, drama Too Close and the end of the line for Iarnród Enda . . .

Pick of the Day

Motherland, 9.00pm, BBC Two

It’s season three of the Beeb's middle class mummy comedy created by Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan and Helen Serafinowicz, and starring the superb trio of Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch and Diane Morgan.

As an outbreak of headlice sweeps the school, Julia finds herself accused of triggering a second wave. Ostracised by the other mums, she needs to find a way back into their good books and decides to throw a nit treatment party at her home.

The gathering reveals that Anne has some big news, Meg is facing a crisis, Kevin has committed a terrible crime of passion and Liz is waiting to hear about a possible career move.

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Mare of Easttown, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

This has been the new show of the year so far, with Kate Winslet in terrific form as the eponymous, middle-aged, life-weary cop trying to solve a murder case in a rusty, parochial Pennsylvanian town.

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With Mare forced to take a backseat on the case after last week's shenanigans, Colin presses a local priest about the vague circumstances that prompted his transfer to the parish.

Meanwhile, an anonymous call gives Dawn hope that Katie might still be alive.

Royals for Hire: Dispatches, 7.30pm, Channel 4

With debate raging in the UK over how some members of the British royal family earn a private income, Dispatches goes undercover to find out what some of the Queen's family might be prepared to do for money.

Reporter Antony Barnett finds that one royal offers the use of Kensington Place to an overseas gold company, and privileged access to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

New or Returning Shows

Dr Cassidy's Casebook, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

In this three-part series, former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy (above) reflects on the issues and cases which shaped her career in Ireland.

Over two decades Dr Cassidy’s skills were called upon to help with the investigation of all unlawful and suspicious deaths. Always a subject of press interest herself, she used her profile to make her role and the office of State Pathologist more accessible – sometimes resulting in controversy and censure.

This series takes Cassidy from a childhood in working class Glasgow to retirement in leafy Ascot via the professional and personal challenges of dealing with death on a daily basis.

The opening episode explores murders covered up or concealed and needing forensic detective work to reveal the truth.Cassidy also reflects on cases which on the surface looked cut and dried, but actually turned out to be more complicated and conflicting.

Too Close, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

Here’s a psychological thriller, starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough.

Forensic psychiatrist Emma Robertson (Watson) is assigned to work with Connie Mortensen (Gough), a wife and mother accused of a despicable crime.

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Her assessment of the woman's sanity will determine whether she faces life in jail or a secure psychiatric hospital, or the chance of rehabilitation and release.

Former Apres Match star Risteárd Cooper pops up as Emma Robertson’s husband, Si.

Inside No 9, 9.30pm, BBC Two

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's darkly comic anthology returns, starring Kevin Bishop, Gemma Whelan and Paterson Joseph.

Pantalone is planning the heist of the century - a tasty £12million in rough-cut diamonds.

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But if you're going to hire a bunch of complete clowns to carry out a robbery, and half of them are planning to double-cross the other half, you've not just got a recipe for disaster, you've actually got the ingredients of a Tarantino Commedia dell'Arte.

Between the Covers, 7.30pm, BBC Two

Sara Cox returns for a second season with the programme in which famous faces each bring with them their favourite book of all time to discuss with their fellow guests.

In the first edition she is joined by Mel Giedroyc, Griff Rhys Jones, Oti Mabuse and Rick Edwards, who reviewing this week's two book club picks - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard.

Three Families, 9.00pm, BBC One

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This two-part drama’s about the campaign to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland, from the point of view of three families who find themselves coming into conflict with the law.

A mother realises she could face a prison sentence for helping her teenage daughter to get an abortion, while a newlywed discovers her unborn baby will not survive to the end of her pregnancy - but also that she will legally still have to carry the child to term.

Salvage Kings, 10.00pm, Sky History & NOW TV

Back for a second season, this reality show is all about the fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping demolition work that's done by the team at Priestly Demolition Inc.

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In a race against the clock, the salvage teams retrieve anything valuable left behind as some of the world’s biggest and most challenging structures are smashed, trashed, and royally crashed.

In the opening episode, a wrecking ball’s about to make its first swing and Ryan’s nephew Julien soaks up the tricks of the trade so he can one day run the family business.

Ending Tonight

Iarnród Enda, 8.30pm, RTÉ One

As he comes to the end of his travels, Enda Kenny (above) travels to county Louth to journey along the railway line that ran along the beautiful east coastline from Dundalk to the bustling port of Greenore.

The line continues towards the coastal villages of Carlingford and Omeath, crossing the border and traveling on to Newry.

Along the way he visits model railway enthusiasts Anne and Brian Larkin, who have recreated a model of the route from Dundalk to Greenore, and hears from Brendan McQuaid, retired station master in Dundalk.

Others include Patsy Duffy, Dónal Murray, Hughie Rafferty, Brendan Mc Sherry and Neville McCann.

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