Tonight's TV highlights include Colm Meaney hosting Back to Barrytown, Reeling in the Years hits 2015, Liz Bonnin features in Our Wild Adventures, while Steve Davis is the focus of Gods of Snooker . . .

Pick of the Day

Back to Barrytown, 9.30pm, RTÉ One

As someone who formed a 1960s’ soul-inspired, working-class band down the road from Kilbarrack back in the grim 1980s that I called The Commotion, I will be watching this with a peculiar curiosity.

This opening episode of this new series about the much-loved Barrytown trilogy revisits the landmark Alan Parker-directed film of the book, The Commitments. It's about a bunch of working-class Dubs who - ah, go on, take a wild guess . . .

Hosted by Colm Meaney (who featured in all three film adaptations), the documentary explores the story behind Roddy Doyle’s self-published book that brought Hollywood to the Northside of the Liffey as Ireland entered the post-Italia 90 period.

Through interviews with cast, crew and Roddy Doyle himself, Colm takes viewers on what promises to be a nostalgic journey around a film that still holds a key place in the hearts of many Irish people.

RTÉ One will also broadcast the film The Commitments on Saturday May 22, following the Eurovision Song Contest Final. If you look hard, you'll see a young me in a crowd scene.

Don’t Miss

Reeling in the Years, 8.30pm, RTÉ One

It's yesterday once more as the show recalls the music and memories of 2015, when Storm Desmond and Storm Frank brought damage and devastation across the country.

Eleswhere, Irish rugby celebrated victory in both men’s and women’s Six Nations championships, and Ireland went to the polls in a constitutional referendum to legalise same-sex marriage.

Music featured in the episode includes: Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit (below), Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

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And if you’re into a bit of musical nostalgia, there's an RTÉ playlist for Reeling in the Years, featuring all the music on the series to date.

It’s at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/15uuOqh5PBhmv23r8LCFPG?si=IGhmhVHzQuOto8rinAXCaQ

Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC One

More baby stories from Poplar in London’s East End, as the much-loved period drama sifts through the 1960s.

Sister Julienne is concerned when a toddler displays troubling symptoms, while an overly protective mother struggles to cope with her daughter's teenage pregnancy and is insistent on keeping it low key, much to the frustration of new Pupil Midwife Nancy.

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The Pursuit of Love, 9.00pm, BBC One

As the rompy period drama continues, Fanny embraces motherhood and tries to live up to society's image of a good wife, while Linda throws herself into a lifestyle of all-night parties as her marriage to Tony almost immediately falls apart.

When she is pulled away by an enigmatic stranger, she sees the chance to make a drastic change and start a whole new life.

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Our Wild Adventures, 8.00pm, BBC Two

This week, BBC wildlife presenters reflect on their visits to the Arctic, with Liz Bonnin looking back on her time helping a team of scientists locate a population of rare Siberian tigers.

Gordon Buchanan recounting the time he went to Ellesmere Island in Canada in search of wild wolves that had never seen humans before, and Chris Packham remembers the time he ventured to Greenland on an expedition to uncover the secret life of an iceberg.

Gods of Snooker, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Here's a look at the emergence of Steve Davis (above, with Dennis Taylor) and the rise of promoter Barry Hearn's Matchroom group of players, which brought lucrative sponsorships into the game.

By the mid-1980s, snooker was at the peak of its powers and in 1985 nearly 20 million people tuned in to see Steve Davis play Dennis Taylor in the World Championship final.

Followed at 10pm by Davis v Taylor: The '85 Black Ball Final, where Colin Murray presents a look back at the final of the 1985 World Snooker Championship between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis.

The match finished after midnight, but kept a massive TV audience engrossed until the title was decided on the final black of the 35th frame.

New or Returning Shows

Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck, 7.30pm, Channel 4

This documentary sets out to capture the underwater odyssey of the greatest Titanic expeditions and the evolution of the most scrutinised shipwreck in the world.

From the epic discovery of the wreck by a French-American team in 1985 to the exploratory missions led by James Cameron, who managed to light the wreck scene like a Hollywood film set and venture inside the ship thanks to remote-controlled robots, the thrill of those extreme dives is here.

Time Is a Killer, 11.15pm, Channel 4

Here’s the latest from Walter Presents, a French psychological thriller series, interweaving the summers of 1994 and 2019 to piece together the events leading up to a tragic car accident on Corsica, that left Clotilde Baron as the sole survivor in her family at the age of 16.

Arena, 9.00pm, BBC Four

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Docudrama portrait of Delia Derbyshire, the electronic sound pioneer behind Ron Grainger's iconic Doctor Who theme tune (above), exploring the idea that this extraordinary composer herself lived outside of time and space.

Her story is told through two archives: the first, a collection of lost works, 267 reels of quarter-inch magnetic tape recordings found in her attic after her death.

The other, her school books, paintings and keepsakes, were discovered in her childhood bedroom.

Ending Tonight

Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century, 7.00pm, BBC Four

Suzy Klein's odyssey through the history of music in the 19th century concludes, turning the spotlight on later years, when technological revolutions seemed to make the world a smaller, more accessible place.

Focusing on the Paris Exposition of 1889, a cultural showcase celebrating the centenary of the French Revoution, she reveals how composers such as Claude Debussy (above) were exposed to the sounds of the East - immediately breaking Wagner's stranglehold of influence over Western music.

She also examines the invention of saxophone, and makes her own recording on a vintage phonograph - an early precursor of vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs.

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