Today's picks include Miriam O’Callaghan’s Border Lives, the return of Rick and Morty, an India night on BBC Four, Pride 2021, and the finale of Victorian sci-fi show The Nevers . . .

Pick of the Day

Border Lives, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

As part of the Decade of Centenaries strand on RTÉ, Miriam O' Callaghan hears the stories of people living on either side of the border, one hundred years on from the partition of Ireland.

She meets sisters Joan and Maureen, who recall their memories of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War, and speaks to Billy Kohner.

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His parents moved to Northern Ireland as Jewish refugees from Czechoslovakia and lived in a barn on a farm for four years before setting up their own business.

Miriam also talks to My Mother and Other Strangers author and Horslips bass player Barry Devlin, as well as retired nurses Kathleen Gallagher and Ursula Clifford, who were there at the beginning of the NHS and also recall the bedlam of Bloody Sunday.

Don’t Miss

UEFA Euro 2020, 7.30pm, RTÉ2

Darragh Maloney presents, with analysis from Kevin Doyle and Liam Brady, as Russia face Denmark at Parken in Copenhagen for both sides' final Group B fixture.

Russia come into the game with three points and a much better chance of making the last 16, as Denemark have lost both games in a campaign overshadowed by Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in their opener against Finland.

India's Partition: The Forgotten Story, 9.40pm, BBC Four

Ireland and India have a lot of links as both countries were part of the British Empire, fought for freedom, and ended-up partitioned.

At the centre of what’s basically an India night on BBC Four, film director Gurinder Chadha explores the events surrounding the Partition of India in 1947, which saw the creation of the new nation of Pakistan and led to violence, disruption and death.

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It’s preceded by Viceroy's House at 8pm, a film about the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, overseeing the transition of British India to independence.

The drama stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Manish Dayal.

Finally, there’s The Stolen Maharajah: Britain's Indian Royal (10.40pm), which tells the story of Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of the Punjab, who was captured by the British army as a boy in the 1840s and raised in England as an aristocrat.

New or Returning Shows

Rick and Morty, 10.00pm, E4

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After iffy second and third seasons, Rick and Morty got back some of its glorious early days’ mojo with a return to form in season four, so fingers crossed there’s more madness that mere mayhem in this new run.

The animated comedy returns with Rick hosting a dinner for his ocean-dwelling nemesis, while Morty gets the wine. With the guest voice of Jim Gaffigan.

Harley Quinn, 10.30pm, E4

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It’s season two of this potty-mouthed Batman spin-off, an animated comedy with the voice of Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn.

Gotham has become a desolate wasteland following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker's tower and the newly formed Injustice League tries to seize control of the city from Harley.

Birdgirl, 11.00pm, E4

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It’s quite a night for new animation on E4, with two shows launching after Harley Quinn’s return.

Birdgirl is named CEO of Sebben and Sebben and struggles to find a work/superhero balance in a comedy about superheroes working for a law firm, with the voice of Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster. And then there’s Duncanville (11.30pm), an animated comedy that revolves around a 15-year-old boy with a rich fantasy life.

In this opening episode, Annie worries about her 'very average’ teenage son.

Devon and Cornwall, 8.00pm, Channel 4

The series looking at life in one of the most picturesque parts of England returns.

The head gardener at Cornwall's Lost Gardens of Heligan sows the seeds of a wildflower revolution from a colourful crop of meadow flowers to help the rest of the county bloom.


Then there’s the trawler skipper who live-streams his latest catch via Facebook to his customers, before selling direct to them off his boat when he returns to harbour.

Meanwhile, an engineer gets a replica of iconic locomotive the Puffing Devil back up to full steam, and a Devon wildlife ranger takes care of wild beavers.

Orangutan Jungle School, 7.00pm, Sky Nature

Streaming on NOW TV

In the heart of Borneo lies the most unique school on the planet - where the lessons aren’t maths or science, but survival.

Every night this week at the Nyaru Menteng school for Orangutans, you can follow the hilarious antics, triumphs and tragedies of orphan orangutans as they progress through a unique forest school system.

Along the way they endure all the embarrassments, tears, tantrums and teenage crushes that come with growing up orangutan.

New to Stream

Pride 2021, RTÉ Player

To mark Pride 2021, RTÉ Player will be highlighting content that celebrates Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community and explores the issues they still face today on the journey to equality.

Tune in from today for A Different Country, My Trans Life, The Panti Monologues, Converted, The Only Gay in the Village and more.

Ending Tonight

The Nevers, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

Streaming on NOW TV and Sky Box Sets

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Here’s the mid-season finale of the supernatural Victorian adventure starring Irish duo Laura Donnely and Ann Skelly.

After Amalia's origin story is revealed, a long-awaited reunion crystallizes the Orphans' mission.

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