Brian Cox is back with a new series with the self-explanatory title of Universe, Oliver Callan recalls The Showbands v Feminism Years, and Mark Moriarty goes Beyond the Menu . . .

Pick of the Day

Universe, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Professor Brian Cox - no, not yer man from Succession - is back for another journey into space.

Given the title, this looks like being his most ambitious and immersive journey yet.

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He begins his epic exploration of the cosmos, beginning with the great luminous bodies that bring light and warmth to the universe - what we know as the stars.

Throughout the opening episode, he looks at how stars created life and meaning in the cosmos, from the dawn of time through to the arrival of our own star, the Sun.

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Callan Kicks the Years, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

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This episode is called The Showbands v Feminism Years and should be a right oul' hoot.

Oliver Callan's satirical history looks at how the menace of jiving and dancehalls prevented the rise of feminism in an era when RTÉ was launched by censor-happy bishops.

As the 1960s came to a violent ending thanks to The Troubles, Taoiseach Jack Lynch nearly invaded the North with a broken army.

Extraordinary Extensions, 9.00pm, Channel 4

The kind of home improvements you see in this show would be the envy of anyone bar a Euromillions winner, former KGB agents, or oil sheiks.

Tinie Tempah meets Extraordinary Extensions

Tinie Tempah follows two homeowners who are digging down on their quest to unearth extra space.

In Hertfordshire, one couple plan to double the footprint of their Grade II listed gate lodge to the size of three double decker buses with an enormous subterranean extension.

The second one - an £11million basement in the heart of Knightsbridge - was home to ballerina Margot Fonteyn and the former Panamanian Embassy.

The revolution cannot come quickly enough . . .

The Repair Shop, 8.00pm, BBC One

Here’s a right contrast to the extravagant carry-on on Extraordinary Extensions. People getting stuff fixed instead of buying new or more stuff.

No wonder the BBC are called commies, with such anti-consumerist programming.

Metal man Dominic Chinea and upholstery expert Sonnaz Nooranvary team up to restore a chrome and vinyl barber's chair from the 1960s.

Meanwhile, luthier Julyan Wallis has his skills tested when he is presented with a tar - a stringed Iranian instrument and precursor to the modern guitar.

Vintage arcade machine expert takes on the next assignment - a German roulette machine which stopped spinning many years ago, and Will Kirk does what he can to help a worn-out carousel horse.

Pulling with My Parents, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

This celebrity version of the inter-generational dating show continues. This week sees the much-loved Mary Kennedy doing her bit.

Jordan Conroy may be the star of Ireland's Rugby 7s team, but mum Jennie wants to tackle his dismal dating game and set him up with a nice farmer's daughter in their home town of Tullamore.

Meanwhile, Donegal hotelier and etiquette coach Noel Cunningham ropes in his pal - and RTÉ legend - Mary Kennedy to help put some manners on the love life of single family friend Ruth Byron.

New or Returning Shows

Beyond the Menu, 8.30pm, RTÉ One

Mark Moriarty (above) presents the series that goes behind the pots and pans at various Irish restaurants.

This opening episode of season two focuses on chef Ian Doyle, who runs The House at Cliff House Hotel.

Carlow native Doyle left home as an 18-year-old to work at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, having discovered a passion for food.

He returned home at the age of 30 to be closer to his family, taking over at the Cliff House in Ardmore and winning a Michelin Star. But the journey wasn’t plain sailing.

Stath Lets Flats, 9.00pm, RTÉ2

The day after season three began on Channel 4, here's season two of the comedy about an incompetent London estate agent, starring Jamie Demetriou.

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When new boss Julian is making changes at Michael & Eagle and unveils a slick new promo with no mention of the family, Stath decides to make his own rival video.

Meanwhile, Sophie tries to move on from Al and focus on her music.

Bloody Sunday, 9.30pm, TG4

Here’s another look at Bloody Sunday 1920 - a massacre that sent shockwaves through world politics.

Men, women, children and footballers all lay dead on the pitch after 90 seconds of shooting in Croke Park that interwove sports and politics in Ireland.

Through archive and fascinating interviews with top historians this documentary gets to the heart of the events on the 21st of November 1920.

New to Stream

Sintonia: Season 2, Netflix

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It’s the return of this Brazilian teen drama about three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.

Months later, Rita, Nando and Doni remain close. But as the trio embraces new paths, can they continue to thrive while staying true to their roots?

Ending Today

Éadaí SOS, 8.30pm, TG4

More cheap-as-chips tips as Caoimhe Ní Chathail and Proinsias Ó Coinn conclude their mission to get us thinking differently about our wardrobes.

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This week Caoimhe and Proinsias we meet influencer Chris Murphy from Meath who expresses himself through his colourful and flamboyant outfits and feels immense pressure to constantly wear something new.

Caoimhe challenges Chris to survive the next two weeks using just ten items of clothing selected from his overflowing wardrobe.

And to make things that little bit more difficult he's also on a shopping ban. With Caoimhe and Proinsias' help, can Chris change his habits?

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