Tonight's top telly and streaming picks include the return of Celebrity MasterChef, comedy Ghosts is also back for a new run, while Guy Martin aims to create The World's Fastest Electric Car . . .

Pick of the Day

Celebrity MasterChef, 9.00pm, BBC One

It's season 16 of this celeb-centric version of the kitchen-based competition.

This time around the likes of Su Pollard, Rita Simons, Duncan James, Bez and Munya Chawawa compete in the first heat of the contest, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

The first challenge is a new round, Under The Cloche, in which each contestant must prepare a meal showcasing a different mystery ingredient.

Afterwards, they must prepare a popular street food dish from Denmark, and come up with something special for a dinner party.

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Don’t Miss

The Hurt Locker, 9.30pm, TG4

Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning drama, starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes is well worth a look.

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Two American bomb disposal experts operating in Iraq are assigned a new leader after their previous one dies in action.

Unfortunately, the incoming sergeant's reckless attitude and love of battle consistently puts them at risk.

Kong: Skull Island, 9.00pm, RTÉ2

Here’s some 'switch off’ action adventure, starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson.

Ideal viewing if you’ve had one of those days and just want to get lost in a yarn.

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Years after two enemy pilots land on a mysterious unchartered island in the Pacific, a team of scientists embark on a top-secret mission to the same region.

Things soon descend into chaos when the local wildlife proves far from welcoming, and they must battle to escape from the domain of the mighty Kong.

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours, 8.00pm, Channel 4

This week, Anna Richardson and the team help out a married couple who are both self-employed, and were both left with no income when the Covid pandemic struck.

The team get stuck into the task, teaching them to restrict their spending sprees and prepare batch-cooked meals.

In tandem, their children's playroom gets a major clear-out while their dated kitchen gets a new look on a pretty slender budget.

New or Returning Shows

Ghosts, 8.30pm, BBC One

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The delightfully silly Horrible Histories comedy starring Charlotte Richie as a woman who can see ghosts returns for a third season.

A film crew comes to Button House to shoot a reconstruction of an assassination plot for a historical documentary - a scheme which may have involved one of the spirits.

Mike persuades Alison to give an interview about the old house in the hope of drumming up some publicity, forcing her to turn to Thomas for advice on the art of public speaking.

The Riots 2011: One Week in August, 9.00pm, BBC Two

This documentary explores the disorder that swept across the UK a decade ago, looking back at the summer of 2011 through the eyes of those whose lives have never been the same since.

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Interviews tell the story from all angles, with the testimonies of convicted rioters, frontline police, a judge, a government adviser and a grieving father being used to piece together what really happened and why.

The Beauty of Books, 7.30pm, BBC Four

If you’ve a love of books, this welcome repeat is right up your literary street, as it looks at the appeal and importance of books, from early texts to paperbacks in the present day.

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The first episode focuses on the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest surviving bible, which provides an insight into the efforts of early Christians to find a single version of the text that could be accepted by everyone.

The programme also looks at another edition of the text produced in Winchester in the 12th century, which reflects a time of struggle between England’s Church and State for authority.

Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Electric Car? 9.00pm, Channel 4

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Guy Martin explores the world of electric vehicles and attempts to set a new world record for the fastest road-legal battery vehicle, driving on a quarter-mile drag strip.

The vehicle he chooses is a classic Volkswagen Beetle fitted with state-of-the-art Tesla technology, that allows the lightweight 50-year-old classic to accelerate faster than most supercars.

He also sets off on a 1100-mile road trip to determine the reliability of the British country-wide's vehicle-charging infrastructure.

New to Stream

Shaman King, Netflix

And now for something completely Anime.

Medium Yoh Asakura enters a battle tournament held every 500 years, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King.

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Ending Tonight

The Way We Worked, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

It’s the third and final episode of this repeat of the series that sees a variety of talking heads reflect on how Ireland and Irish life used to be.

This week’s offering is an assessment of how the workplace changed in the 20th century, from single-earner male-provider households to the flood of women entering employment in the 1970s and 1980s.

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