Sky launch Paramount+, there are the final two episodes of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, The Umbrella Academy returns for a third season, and there’s a look at Lenny Henry's Caribbean Britain . . .

Pick of the Day

Paramount+

Great news for all us couch potatoes - Paramount+ becomes available from today on Sky.

It features original series, hit shows and popular movies across various genres from the likes of Showtime, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel.

Here are just some of the shows available from today . . . I don't know where we're going to find the time to watch them!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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Based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the Enterprise, this show follows Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) in the decade before Captain Kirk arrived.

Halo

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Dramatizing Xbox's epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, this series promises to weave personal stories with action, adventure and a richly-imagined vision of the future.

The First Lady

This is a reframing of American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies. Starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, it delves deep into the Ladies' personal and political lives.

Queen of the Universe

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The first-of-its-kind global singing competition featuring the fiercest drag queens from 10 countries around the world. The series is hosted by Graham Norton, while Vanessa Williams, Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel and Leona Lewis are the judges.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic film starring David Bowie, this drama follows an alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.

Jerry & Marge Go Large

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Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star in this comedy following the remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee (Cranston) discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and wins $27 million to revive a small Michigan town.

Don’t Miss

This Is Going to Hurt, 10.45pm, RTÉ One

If you missed this medical dramedy on BBC One a while back, it’s a cracking dramedy with Ben Whishaw in great form, as ever.

It’s based on the book by Adam Kay, documenting his time as a junior doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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In the first episode, Adam treats a racist pregnant woman, but head midwife Tracy is unimpressed with how he handles it.

He manages to get out of work on time to attend his best friend's stag do, but is immediately called back to the hospital to cover a staff shortage.

The Repair Shop, 8.00pm, BBC One

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Brenton West and Dominic Chinea are presented with an old beekeeping kit.

As both of them are amateur beekeepers, they are only too happy to get the honey extractor and smoker back to full working order.

Optics expert Richard Biggs focuses his attention on a damaged telescope complete with a worn leather case, Mark Stuckey and Steve Fletcher try to piece back together a 1950s radio that has literally shattered into pieces, and Suzie Fletcher brings a worn-out toy elephant back to life.

New or Returning Shows

Lenny Henry's Caribbean Britain, 9.00pm, BBC Two

In this two-parter, Lenny Henry celebrates his Caribbean-British heritage, and is joined by a host of famous faces from the worlds of art, music, entertainment TV and theatre.

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In the first episode, Lenny looks at the explosion of culture brought from the Caribbean by the post-war arrivals, from the music of calypso and ska, to theatre and art.

He explores the stories of activism, entrepreneurship and resilience behind these artforms and how the early cultural pioneers laid the foundations for the next generation.

Rainbow City, 10.00pm, BBC Four

Here’s the first episode of a groundbreaking BBC series from 1967 about a black lawyer dealing with personal and professional difficulties while representing people of colour in the multiracial community of Birmingham.

Starring Errol John and Gemma Jones.

Nazi sa Ghaeltacht, 9.30pm, TG4

Investigative journalist Kevin Magee uncovers the work of Nazi party member and Irish scholar Dr Ludwig Mühlhausen.

Mühlhausen spent six weeks in the Gaeltacht hamlet of Teileann in South Donegal in 1937 collecting folklore and improving his Ulster Irish, but that was not the only work he carried out while he was there.

As Kevin reveals, in reality he was working as a Nazi spy, gathering information and passing it on to the Third Reich.

New to Stream

Snowflake Mountain, Netflix

This new reality show takes a bunch of clueless 'kidults’ who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat to try and kickstart them into standing on their own two feet.

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The back-to-basics camp is a rude awakening to just how pampered their lives have been so far. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner.

There’s no running water, no parents to wait on them, and, worst of all, no Wi-Fi. But, by connecting to nature, they’ll learn to graduate as fully-functioning adults.

The Umbrella Academy: Season 3, Netflix

The Robert Sheehan-starring, Emmy-nominated series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes returns for a new season.

Following the wild time-traveling last time out, the finale dropped a big twist with the introduction of the Sparrow Academy.

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Netflix previously announced that season 3 will focus on the conflict between the two academies after the Umbrella Academy believes they put a stop to the 1963 apocalypse.

In addition to a batch of new cast members. Elliot Page's character will be coming out as transgender Viktor Hargreeves.

Love & Gelato, Netflix

Lina makes a promise to her sick mother that she'll spend the summer before college in Rome, where she falls for the city, the people - and the gelato.

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Ending Today

Conversations with Friends, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

This latest Sally Rooney adaptation wraps with this double-episode.

First up, Frances is told the results of her abdominal scan. The diagnosis unsettles her - and she decides to keep the news to herself.

Unaware of developments, Nick reveals that he and Melissa have started sleeping together again - which upsets Frances further as she reflects on how quickly things have deteriorated.

Then at 10.10pm, while feeling lonely and low, Frances receives a hard copy of the magazine with her story in it.

She calls Melissa and asks her why she shared Frances' story with Bobbi. Melissa can't believe that Frances feels she's the victim, and challenges her.

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