Donal Skehan's back with more tasty meals, it’s the final of Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week, Channel 4 looks at My First Threesome, and Reservation Dogs lands on Disney+ . . .

Pick of the Day

Donal's Family Kitchen, 7.30pm, RTÉ One

Donal Skehan demonstrates how to make quick and easy meals that are ready in a matter of minutes.

This time, he creates braised beef shin lasagne, a crispy chicken sandwich, mac and peas and an Irish apple cake with salted caramel.

"I'm thrilled to bring you my new series this Autumn, filmed entirely in my home kitchen using recipes that I love to make for my own family,"says Donal.

"Following the overwhelming response to last year's series and triggering a nationwide shortage of lamb shanks (sorry about that!) I'm going to be filling your kitchen with even more doable recipes that will keep you cooking and baking through winter and beyond!"

Don’t Miss

Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

The ultimate endurance test reaches its final phase.

Of the 18 recruits who started, only four candidates now remain, and the courses culminate in one final event.

Whoever wins this yoke surely deserves it!

New or Returning Shows

Afghanistan: Life Under the Taliban – Panorama, 8.00pm, BBC One

Six weeks after the complete withdrawal of US-led coalition forces, Panorama reports on how life has changed for Afghan people under Taliban rule.

The streets may be more peaceful now, but human rights are under attack, healthcare is crumbling and many families are struggling to find enough food.

British Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi and his team meet leading Taliban figures to ask if Afghanistan is once again harbouring the international terror group Al-Qaeda.

Hunting the Essex Lorry Killers, 9.00pm, BBC Two

This documentary reveals how Essex Police caught the people responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the trailer of an articulated lorry in October 2019.

Spanning Britain, Europe and Vietnam, the film shows how detectives cracked open a multi-million-pound international smuggling ring, with its roots in a seemingly innocuous haulage business in the heart of Northern Ireland.

The film also travels to Vietnam to meet the families of some of those who died in the back of the lorry, hearing their stories of losing loved ones on the false promise of a new life in the UK.

My First Threesome, 10.00pm, Channel 4

A recent study found that 95 per cent of British men and 87 per cent of women fantasise about having sex with more than one person at a time.

This documentary follows a group of first-timers as they go after their ultimate erotic experience, while also meeting those who have already been there to answer key questions

Such as how do you find people and what is it like to see your partner with someone else?

India: Nature’s Wonderland, 8.00pm, BBC Four

In this two-parter, wildlife expert Liz Bonnin (below), Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta explore the hidden wonders of the natural world in India, a land where tigers dance and lions roam.

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This edition starts with Liz visiting the Gir Forest, home to the world's last Asiatic lions, where she witness two females hunting, before watching elephants walking through a tea plantation.

Freida meets a man who has dedicated his life to the Hoolock gibbon, India's only ape, which starts the morning by singing.

Jon climbs into the Himalayas and stops off at Debprayag to bathe in the sacred waters at a holy place where the River Ganges begins.

Portrait Artist of the Year 2021, 9.00pm, Sky Arts

Streaming on NOW

Hosts Stephen Mangan (below) and Joan Bakewell present a brand-new batch of amateur and professional artists as they battle it out to impress expert judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan.

And as always, an impressive and diverse mix of famous and celebrated subjects from the worlds of stage, screen, literature, sport and politics will be the subjects for the budding artists.

In the opening episode, the artists will be studying singer Gabrielle, Wolf Hall’s Jacob Fortune Lloyd, and model and television presenter Grace Neutral.

New to Stream

Reservation Dogs, Disney+

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This is a half-hour comedy series that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, faraway land of California.

The show’s first-of-its-kind Indigenous creative team invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.

Soul of a Nation, Disney+

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This six-part documentary series provides viewers with a unique exploration of what it means to be Black in modern America.

Throughout each episode, the docuseries delves deep into a specific theme, including Black joy, activism in sport, spirituality, and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death that sparked outrage worldwide.

Ending Today

Hitmen: Reloaded, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

Streaming on NOW

After Fran has a secret meeting with a private investigator Jamal (Alan Asaad) to dig up dirt on Kat, she and Jamie shop for their last hit together.

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Fran seems surprisingly upbeat about the end of their professional partnership, clearly convinced that she will be able to expose Kat to Jamie.

But when Jamal discovers nothing, the guilt kicks in and Fran and Jamie get emotional as they take out their final hit – gobby spa owner and human trafficker Siobhan (Nina Wadia).

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