Armando Iannucci's Avenue 5 is back, there’s the final episode of Quinn Country, Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson star in The Patient, and there’s Dennis Potter’s legendary drama The Singing Detective . . .

Pick of the Day

Avenue 5, 10.00pm, Sky Comedy

Streaming on NOW

The first season of Avenue 5 was one of the best things I’ve seen on TV in recent years.

The brainchild of Veep and The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, it’s ostensibly a sci-fi comedy set aboard a luxury interplanetary cruise ship, operating in a near-future where space tourism is booming.

Really, it’s a satire about the current world we live, where rational thought is at a premium, a place run by idiots and owned by super-rich men-children.

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Here’s the story so far . . .

While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd (Josh Gad), Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie) finds himself in over his head when the ship is thrown disastrously off-course - turning what was meant to be an eight-week cruise into an eight-year journey.

Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, season two follows the crew as they struggle to lead, calm, control and - if need be - hide from increasingly unruly passengers.

On Earth, they're lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream.

In the opening episode, after five long months, passengers on Avenue 5 eagerly await its imminent return to Earth.

Backstage, Ryan gains the courage to tell the truth and Karen comes out of hiding to confront Frank. Then, with the ship facing a fiery threat, Billie hatches a plan that could save some passengers.

Don’t Miss

The Singing Detective, 10.10pm, BBC Four

Preceded at 10pm by Alison Steadman Remembers - The Singing Detective, here’s a rare opportunity to see Dennis Potter's surreal and groundbreaking 1986 drama, regarded as one of the greatest TV shows ever made.

Michael Gambon (above) stars as a struggling pulp-fiction novelist who begins to mentally assume the role of one of his characters while confined to a hospital bed.

But while he drifts in and out of his fantasy world, he is also confronted by disturbing visions from his childhood. With Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley and Imelda Staunton.

Episode two follows at 11.20pm.

New to Stream

The Patient, Disney+

This is a psychological thriller about a therapist, Alan Strauss (Steve Carell), who's held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), who reveals himself to be a serial killer.

Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges.

In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam's disturbed mind and stop him from killing again - but Sam refuses to address critical topics.

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Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles, including the recent death of his wife, and the painful estrangement from his religious son.

Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam's compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family.

With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam's murders - or worse, becomes a target himself.

Willow, Disney+

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An all-new sequel series to George Lucas's 1988 fantasy adventure of the same name and features Warwick Davis returning in his titular role.

The Nelwyn sorcerer returns, years after rescuing the infant empress Elora Danan, to lead group of misfit heroes on a harrowing rescue mission through a world beyond imagination.

My Name Is Vendetta, Netflix

This looks pretty violent.

When enemies from the past kill his wife and brother-in-law, a former mafia enforcer and his daughter flee to Milan to plot their revenge.

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A Man of Action, Netflix

In this drama inspired by the life of Lucio Urtubia, an anarchist targets one of the world's biggest banks with an ingenious counterfeiting operation.

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Take Your Pills: Xanax, Netflix

A cure for some and a curse for others, widely prescribed anti-anxiety medication is examined by patients and experts in what promises to be a revealing documentary.

Ending Today

Quinn Country, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

The third and final episode of this documentary about business man is entitled Sean Quinn Is this what you want?

The series comes to a dramatic conclusion documenting Quinn’s legal battle with Anglo Irish Bank, the bitter fallout with former associates and the campaign of intimidation against them.

The Ice Cream Wars, 9.10pm, BBC Two

The conclusion of the two-part documentary picks up in the summer of 1984, with the criminal investigation into the fire that killed six members of the Doyle family.

The police's efforts to find those responsible would lead to one of the biggest trials in Scottish history, with seven men in the dock.

In the end, just two, Thomas Campbell and Joe Steele, would be convicted of murder, despite doubts over the strength of the evidence against them.

There then followed one of the most dramatic campaigns for justice as both men fought to keep their case in the public eye.

World Cup Watch

FIFA World Cup Live, RTÉ2

Streaming on RTÉ Player

The final round of group games continue today, with both games in each group playing at the same time.

Of the concluding Group D fixtures, the live game on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player will be Australia v Denmark. Tunisia face France in the other game, live on the RTÉ News Channel, with both games beginning at 3pm. Coverage on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player starts at 2.30pm.

France top the table with six points, Australia are second with three, while Denmark and Tunisia have one point apiece.

Then at 6.30pm the focus turns to one of the concluding fixtures in Group C as Poland meet Argentina in the live game on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, while Saudi Arabia take on Mexico in the game covered by the RTÉ News Channel. Both games kick-off at 7pm.

Poland lead the group with four points, followed by Argentina and Saudi Arabia on three points. Mexico are bottom with one point.

Today’s highlights are at 11.00pm.

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