Paula Malcomson stars in new Irish drama Redemption, Joe Lycett is joined by Mo Gilligan in Travel Man: 48 Hours in Cyprus, there’s a documentary about midwives, and there’s the final episode of House of Maxwell . . .

Pick of the Day

Redemption, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

The always terrific Paula Malcomson (Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, etc) stars in this brand new Irish drama - a crime thriller with a powerful story about family and second chances.

DI Colette Cunningham is a plain-speaking, dedicated detective on Liverpool's Serious Crime Squad. She is an unflappable force of nature - until she takes an unexpected call from Dublin.

A body has been found, and Colette is listed as next of kin. She takes the next ferry to Dublin to identify her daughter, Kate, who disappeared 20 years ago.

Consumed by grief, Colette resolves to stay in Ireland to work for the Garda, while also piecing together the truth about Kate's death.

If she did fail her daughter in life, Colette is determined to do right by her now - but is she prepared for what she finds.

Don’t Miss

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Cyprus, 8.00pm, Channel 4

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Joe Lycett is joined by Mo Gilligan for a tour of Cyprus, where they try their hand at making halloumi - but need to milk some goats to provide the vital ingredient.

They take to the water in a pair of mushroom boats and journey on to the ancient city of Larnaca, where they visit the salt and pepper museum and take a quick trip to a beachfront bar.

Brian Cox's Adventures in Space and Time, 9.00pm, BBC Four

The physicist Brian Cox - rather than your man from Succession - looks at attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe?

With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

Brian explains why this quest deserves to be taken seriously, and explores the chances of extraterrestrials being found.

New or Returning Shows

Yorkshire Midwives on Call, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Documentary follow the work of midwives delivering babies in people's homes, focusing on expectant mothers from all walks of life in Bradford, its suburbs and the surrounding villages.

Michaela hopes to assist junior doctors Rebecca and Tim with a water birth for their second child. while Keeleigh's dream of a home birth hangs on her fourth baby.

She’s supported by her cousin and birth partner Leanne and with head midwife Laura caring for her throughout

Maxwell, 10.00pm, BBC Four

Here's a great, one-off drama from 2007 reconstructing the final stages in the life of Czech-born media mogul Robert Maxwell, starring David Suchet (below) and Patricia Hodge.

Under intense pressure, with cracks showing in his business empire, his marriage in trouble, health concerns and a massive pension scheme fraud to hide, he escapes to the privacy of his yacht near the Canary Islands.

Monster in the Shadows, 9.00pm, Sky Witness

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A true crime documentary about one of Alabama's most horrifying cases. Involving an incestuous family, a sex trafficking ring and the unsolved disappearance of a young mother.

Finky, 9.30pm, TG4

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This is an Irish language film, starring Dara Devaney, Ned Dennehy and Diarmuid de Faoite. Director by Dathaí Keane.

Micí Finky, a musician and puppeteer looking to escape his past, steals an envelope full of cash and runs off to Scotland with his childhood friend Tom Tom.

On their first night in Glasgow, Finky suffers a horrible accident and is left paralysed from the waist down.

He hits rock bottom but is given a chance at redemption when recruited by Carnival Chaotica.

Ending Today

House of Maxwell, 9.00pm, BBC Two

This three-part documentary looks at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell and the shocking events that lead to her being charged with recruiting and trafficking girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

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A Palm Beach lawyer describes how the truth about the abuse started surfacing almost 20 years earlier, when one of his clients became the very first victim to contact police, a call that triggered an investigation that identified dozens of potential victims.

Family Flicks

Beauty and the Beast, 2.30pm, BBC One

This is the live action remake of the Disney animated fairytale, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans, with Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen playing the Beast's entourage of living ornaments.

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A prince is transformed into a hideous monster as punishment for his selfishness, and can only regain his human form by finding true love.

Salvation comes in the form of a spirited village girl, who offers to take her father's place when he is imprisoned in the monster's castle.

But as romance blossoms between the unlikely pair, a jealous rival suitor only sees a beast to be slain.

Nanny McPhee, 4.00pm, RTÉ One

This is a fun, period fantasy adventure, starring Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Kelly Macdonald.

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A Victorian widower struggles to control his seven unruly children, who have already driven a series of childminders to distraction.

But a strange-looking nanny with a few tricks up her sleeve soon gets the youngsters into line, leaving their weary father to concentrate on finding a new wife.

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