Emily Blunt stars in new western drama The English, there's a Maggie Smith double bill on the Beeb, Hector Balkans go Baltics wraps up, and performance artist Amanda Coogan investigates The Teresa Deevy Story . . .

Pick of the Day

The English, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Hugo Blick directs this western drama, starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, which promises to be one of the TV moments of the year.

Released from long-term army service in 1890 Oklahoma, Pawnee scout Eli Whipp is intent on returning north to his ancestral homelands in Nebraska to stake a legal land claim.

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Incarcerated in violent circumstances, Eli meets Lady Cornelia Locke, an Englishwoman who is also looking to travel north with the sole intent of taking revenge against the man she believes is responsible for the death of her child.

Don’t Miss

The Lady in the Van, 9.00pm, BBC Four

A double bill of films starring Maggie Smith opens with this 2015 version of Alan Bennett’s tale of an eccentric woman.

It’s the true story of writer Alan Bennett's friendship with an eccentric homeless woman, whom he befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to park her dilapidated Bedford van outside his Camden home, where she ended up staying for 15 years.

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Followed at 10.40pm by My Old Lady, where a penniless New Yorker hopes to sell his dead father's flat in Paris - only to find an eccentric elderly Englishwoman is living there.

Hector Balkans go Baltics, 9.30pm, TG4

As he heads to Serbia, Hector tastes some famous donkey cheese and joins in on a clean-up of the Danube River, the most contaminated river in Europe.

He also brushes up on his tennis skills at Novak Centre, built by one of Serbia's most esteemed sport players, Novak Djokovic.

Hector then ends his trip back in Belgrade reflecting on his epic Serbian adventure.

New or Returning Shows

Tribute: The Teresa Deevy Story, 10.15pm, RTÉ One

Performance artist Amanda Coogan investigates the story of deaf Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, who was the rising star of the Abbey Theatre in the 1930s.

Unfortunately, over the decades her work has largely become forgotten. Well, until now.

Amanda Coogan sets out to create a work that does justice to her ballet Possession, which has never been performed.

The Love Experiment, 9.35pm, RTÉ2

Streaming on RTÉ Player

Here’s a brand-new dating show that’s based around a social experiment designed by psychologist, Dr Arthur Aron in the 1990s.

Throughout the series, strangers are paired together to ask each other a series of questions that scientific studies suggest can lead to falling in love.

The Secret Genius of Modern Life, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Hannah Fry (below) uncovers secrets behind the technologies of the modern world, beginning with the bank card.

This humble piece of plastic is often taken for granted, but it's the digital key to accessing cash and is packed full of extraordinary technological innovations - including some with surprising and sinister origins.

Fry is granted access to Visa's European bank card data centre, discovers why we have Russian spies to thank for contactless payments, and finds out how the CIA and a 1950s housewife helped kick-start the bank card revolution.

Karen Pirie, 8.10pm, Virgin Media More

This brand-new cold case drama introduces Val McDermid’s iconic detective Karen Pirie to television audiences.

When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was found brutally murdered in a St Andrews’ graveyard in 1996, suspicion fell on the three students who discovered her body.

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But with a lack of forensic evidence, no charges were brought and the investigation floundered.

Twenty-five years on, someone is willing to risk everything to keep the secrets surrounding the case hidden.

New to Stream

Warrior Nun: Season 2, Netflix

Alongside new allies, Ava and the sisters of the Order band together and set out to take down a false prophet hell-bent on world domination.

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State of Alabama vs. Brittany Smith, Netflix

This documentary tells the harrowing story of a woman trying to use Alabama's Stand Your Ground law after killing a man she maintains had brutally attacked her.

Ending Today

Unbreakable, 8.00pm, BBC One

The final sees the three remaining couples face electric shocks, a walk on broken glass and a tattoo parlour in the ultimate bid to prove their relationship deserves the crown.

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Rob Beckett, Anjula Mutanda and Maria McErlane reflect with the couples on each of their journeys, before emotions reach an all-time high in the last vow ceremony of the series and the winning couple is announced.

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