Anna Geary looks into the reasons Why Girls Quit Sport, there's an Oscar Wilde night on the Beeb, while Subterranean Sessions - Songs from Beneath the Surface of the Earth features the likes of LIsa Hannigan and Gavin James . . .

Pick of the Day

Anna Geary: Why Girls Quit Sport, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

Streaming on RTÉ Player

In this two-part documentary, four-time All-Ireland winning Cork camogie captain Anna Geary embarks on a journey to find out why so many young girls give up sport.

She also challenges herself to form a ladies gaelic football team from the students of Ringsend College.

Cameras follow Anna's first training session for her gaelic football team, meeting some of the young female students who have signed up to take part.

Throughout the programme, Anna also meets with experts to learn more about the ramifications of inactivity on future generations' health, and understand why so many teenage girls are dropping out of sport and physical activities.

Don’t Miss

Oscar Wilde Night on BBC Four

While it’s not officially billed as an Oscar Wilde night, BBC Four has Wilde-related programming from 8pm until 12.45am.

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First up at 8pm is the 2002 movie adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest - which was shown on BBC Two just last Sunday - and that’s followed at 9.30pm by The Importance of Being Oscar, a documentary/drama featuring the likes of Stephen Fry and Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland.

Finally, there’s the 1997 biopic Wilde at 10.55pm, starring Stephen Fry and Jude Law.

New or Returning Shows

Can I Improve My Memory? 8.00pm, Channel 4

Sandi Toksvig (above) hosts this series where memory techniques and hacks are employed to help celebrities learn as much as they can about a subject that's alien to them.

In this first programme, former boxer Chris Eubank is tasked with memorising hundreds of facts about Jurassic dinosaurs, Strictly Come Dancing legend Len Goodman is given '90s American hip-hop to master.

Love Island winner Amber Gill is assigned British birds, Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson is tasked with the solar system, while actress Nina Wadia must memorise the human skeleton.

Subterranean Sessions - Songs from Beneath the Surface of the Earth, 10.30pm, RTÉ2

Streaming on RTÉ Player

Lisa Hannigan (below), Gavin James, Paul Noonan, Lyra, Talos, Eve Belle, Moncrieff and Roisin O perform songs recorded in December 2020 at the beautiful Mitchelstown Cave.

Presented by Roisin O and Barry Murphy.

Secrets of An Isis Smartphone, 11.20pm, BBC One

Journalist Mobeen Azhar gains access to the contents of a smartphone used by three British men who left their homes to go to Syria and fight with Isis.

The reporter tries to understand their motivations, how they became radicalised and ultimately who is responsible for their one-way journey to certain death.

Using never-before-seen videos, photos and screenshots from the device, Mobeen explores what made the trio join an estimated 900 Britons who went out to Syria and Iraq to fight with the world's most feared terrorist group.

The Open Championship, Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf

Golf: the Open Highlights, 8.00pm, BBC Two

This is basically on all day on Sky Sports, but if you’ve a day job or better things to do with your time than surf the sofa, there’s a handy highlights show on the Beeb that will do just nicely.

Golf’s original major returns from a one-year hiatus following the cancellation of the 2020 event.

The oldest and one of the most prestigious events on the golfing calendar, this is the fourth and final major of the year and will see the world’s finest golfers descend on Royal St George’s Golf Club.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry (above) will be there to defend the championship he won so joyously in 2019, where he beat England’s Tommy Fleetwood by six strokes.

Our NHS: a Hidden History, 9.00pm, BBC One

The UK’s National Health Service is one of the greatest human constructs the world have ever seen.

Here, David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from other countries to serve in the NHS.

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Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse - not least during the current Covid-19 crisis.

From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age - immigration - and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected.

As Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

New to Stream

Never Have I Ever: Season 2, Netflix

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A new love life, a new classmate and new reasons to bicker with mom give Devi plenty more ways to make courageous moves - and questionable decisions.

A Perfect Fit, Netflix

Here’s some cinema from Indonesia. Sure why not? When fashion blogger Saski walks into a Bali store looking for the perfect shoes for a big event, she inadvertently alters her destiny.

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Ending Tonight

The South Bank Show 2021, 9.00pm, Sky Arts

Streaming on NOW TV

In the final of four special programmes, Melvyn Bragg (below) profiles two young artists nominated for this year’s Times Breakthrough Award - choreographer Arielle Smith and visual artist Alberta Whittle.

The film also features previous winners of the award, Amma Asante and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, talking about what it has meant to them personally, and why it is important to celebrate, support and champion new artistic talent.

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