Tonight's TV tips include Lesley Roy’s long-awaited Eurovision debut, a couple of documentaries about the lifestyles of the rich and pampered, a major incident on Holby City – and Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer . . .

Pick of the Day

Eurovision, 8.00pm, RTÉ2

I’d rather a night of Oireachtas Report repeats than watch this (bar seeing how Ireland get on), but I know people whose entire lives seem to revolve around the Eurovision. Each to their own . . .

As ever, commentary comes from dulcet-toned Dubliner Marty Whelan as Ireland's Lesley Roy battles it out in the first Eurovision Song Contest 2021 semi-final, live from the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, hoping for a place in Saturday night's Final at the same venue.

Will she make it? Stick around here and we’ll let you know as our Alan Corr’s keeping the score.

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Don’t Miss

Good Evening Europe, 7.30pm, RTÉ2

To set you up for the night ahead from Rotterdam, here’s a look back to what are considered the good old days when Ireland got to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

It’s a nostalgic look back at the heady days of Irish Eurovision moments, from 1971 when Ireland first hosted the contest after Dana’s win the year before, to the seventh and last time, over 20 years ago.

The programme shares the gossip, glamour and politics of hosting this famous annual extravaganza.

Remember Riverdance? Sure, how could you forget?

Million Dollar Wedding Planner, 10.15pm, RTÉ2

Here’s something that shows how much China has changed since the days of the Little Red Book.

It’s a documentary exploring the exclusive world of Lelian Chew, who organises nuptials for the super-rich in the Far East, taking on 10 just ceremonies a year at an average cost of $1million each.

Bespoke Cartier jewellery, hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of flowers and multiple designer wedding dresses are nothing out of the ordinary.

But Lelian's job also involves navigating the clash between age-old Chinese marriage customs and the desires of the young, often with outlandish solutions - multiple weddings are becoming the norm for the Chinese super-rich.

Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

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More on life for the rich and pampered, as this week’s episode goes behind the scenes as Casino de Monte Carlo holds an exclusive event with a Prohibition theme.

It reminds me of the RTÉ canteen before the pandemic kicked in.

It’s aimed at high rollers as it seeks to attract new clients (who all have that lovely new money), while at the palace Prince Albert II hosts the new French ambassador.

In Monaco's only tattoo parlour, Princess Stephanie's daughter Camille Gottlieb is getting a discreet new inking and sharing what life is like for her in the principality.

Meanwhile, four billion euros' worth of motor vessels enter the harbour for the annual yacht show.

Holby City, 7.50pm, BBC One

This medical drama's been on the go since 1999 - and here's one of the reasons why: it's very good with disasters.

A major incident strikes Holby and with pupils from Hanssen's old school fighting for life, Josh worries that the CEO is struggling to cope.

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Will he be brave enough to ask for help before it's too late?

Secret addict Kian's focus is frayed when asked to choose between a patient and surrogate son Andrei, and inexperienced doctor Jeong is thrown in at the deep end when Dom asks him to diagnose a mystery condition.

The Pact, 9.00pm, BBC One

As the Welsh drama continues, the police begin interviewing the brewery workers about Jack's background and his behaviour at the party, the women go to extraordinary lengths to protect their dark secret.

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But someone else knows what happened that night and is now holding them to ransom.

Hospital, 11.30pm, BBC One

The intense documentary series continues to follow the day-to-day realities the UK’s NHS faces in these unprecedented times, focusing on the issues and challenges that continually dominate the headlines.

University Hospital Coventry's gynaecological oncology department deals with rising referrals, a growing backlog and complex cases as the hospital's theatre capacity attempts to return to normal.

New or Returning Shows

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, 10.05pm, BBC Four

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This looks fascinating.

Science writer Steven Johnson and historian David Olusoga embark on an investigative journey through 300 years of scientific breakthroughs and go behind the scenes of modern medicine to meet the unsung heroes tackling Covid-19 and other public health threats in today's world.

They begin by examining how the development of vaccines has helped to prevent the spread of serious disease and how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases emerge.

Naked Attraction, 10.00pm, Channel 4

Following last week’s 'proper’ finale, hosted by Anna Richardson (below), here’s the first of a set compilation episodes, consisting of the, eh, best bits from the show’s run to date.

The first of five highlights shows trawling through the archive of the unconventional dating show, begins with assorted `OMG!’ moments, and catching up with some of the most famous participants.

They include Judith, the breast cancer survivor from season five who played The Lord Is My Shepherd to the potential dates and made them a Victoria sponge.

It’s not just about nudity, y’know. Honest.

New to Stream

Sardar Ka Grandson, Netflix

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This Bollywood film stars Arjun Kapoor, Neena Gupta and Rakulpreet Singh in the lead roles in a tale that brings the concept of ‘moving home’ to a new level.

It’s all about a devoted grandson’s mission to reunite his ailing grandmother with her ancestral home - which turns into a complicated, comic, cross-border affair.

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