There's Tommy Tiernan's Epic West, Sheridan Smith stars in Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, Neven's Christmas at Muckross Traditional Farms, and finals week on MasterChef: The Professionals . . .

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Tommy Tiernan's Epic West, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

Tommy Tiernan returns to the small screen with yet another new job description to add to his ever-lengthening CV: the travelling documentarian.

In this two-part series the comedian, chat show host and actor tells the story of the west of Ireland through the rich body of culture it has inspired.

He begins by travelling from Skellig Michael, through Sligo and on to Connemara, along the way meeting Kevin Barry, the Saw Doctors and Garry Hynes.

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MasterChef: The Professionals, 8.00pm, BBC One

Six chefs become four as finals week begins.

The competitors have just one hour and 45 minutes to prepare and serve a dish showcasing their culinary skills and technical ability to impress the judges and go on to the final to cook for their professional heroes.

At the end of this challenge, the judges will decide which four can continue in the competition.

Next, the competitors are then given the opportunity to cook for their culinary heroes at the Chef's Table event at London's Lanesborough Hotel, and the chefs have five hours to prepare one course each for this unique dinner.

The pressure is on to execute every single element to perfection and send 20 identical, exquisitely presented dishes out to the guests.

Mulholland Drive, 11.05pm, Film4

David Lynch's superb Noir drama, starring Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux, Laura Harring and Robert Forster, is a film that you can watch again and again. And maybe never get a hold on what’s happening.

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The twisty tale begins when an actress arrives home to find a mysterious woman in her room who is suffering from amnesia.

She sets out with the stranger to discover how she got there - but the trail quickly leads to intrigue, blackmail and murder.

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Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, 10.00pm, Sky Comedy

Streaming on NOW

Anything with Sheridan Smith in it is worth watching. She is just fantastic.

Here, she plays Rosie Molloy, a thirty-something who is addicted to pretty much everything.

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After an embarrassing incident at a wedding (we'ver all been there!), she wakes up in hospital and decides to change her life by 'giving up everything’.

But as Rosie juggles her father’s ill health and the possibility of losing her job, she has the dawning realisation that her addictions are destroying everything - her friendships, her family and her work life.

With Ardal O’Hanlon playing da and Pauline McLynn as her ma, this new dramedy is certainly boasting a superbly talented cast.

Here's our feature article about the show with Ardal O'Hanlon and Pauline McLynn.

Neven's Christmas at Muckross Traditional Farms, 8.30pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

First of two programmes in which chef Neven Maguire demonstrates a selection of festive recipes from his base at the visitor attraction in Killarney National Park, Kerry.

He prepares crispy Dublin Bay prawns in kataifi pastry with sauce vierge, as well as a roast rack of lamb with a pistachio crust, which is perfect for hosting a small dinner party around Christmas.

For dessert he creates a Black Forest trifle made with poached cherries and chocolate custard.

An Post Irish Book of the Year, 10.35pm, RTÉ One

Here’s a one-hour special presented by Oliver Callan exploring the six books shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year 2022.

Finalists this year are Trespasses by first time novelist Louise Kennedy, Time And Tide memoir by Irish journalist and broadcaster Charlie Bird, My Fourth Time, We Drowned an account of the migrant crisis in North Africa and the Mediterranean sea by journalist Sally Hayden.

The remaining three are Girls Who Slay Monsters by Ellen Ryan and illustrated by Shona Shirley MacDonald, Kellie -a memoir of an Olympic champion by Kellie Harrington with Roddy Doyle and Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes.

Oliver Callan takes a look at the stories and the writers behind those stories, culminating in the reveal of this year’s overall winner.

I’m an Alcoholic: Inside Recovery, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Documentary offering an intimate look inside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in central England, sharing the deeply personal stories of the recovering alcoholics in attendance.

The programme also explores the history of the AA addiction programme, which has been operating in the UK for 75 years, and questions how this organisation works in a modern society.

Mobo Awards 2022, 11.45pm, BBC One

It's on rather late but this show is generally an enjoyable watch for an awards night.

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DJ Target presents from behind the scenes in Wembley Arena as the MOBO Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary with interviews and performances from Tion Wayne and Fireboy DML.

Marú in Iarthar Chorcaí, 9.30pm, TG4

Over three nights in April 1922 thirteen men were murdered in west Cork, because, according the late Canadian historian Peter Hart, they were protestants.

This documentary goes to the root of the bitter dispute his controversial views have created.

It includes an interview with presenter Jerry O'Callaghan and interviews with O'Callaghan's, father, an active member of the West Cork IRA, and one with his protestant cousin, grandson of one of the thirteen victims.

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Amsterdam, Disney+

Recently in cinemas, this drama follows three close friends who find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.

The story is based on the Business Plot, a 1933 political conspiracy in the US, and follows three friends - a doctor, a nurse, and a lawyer - who get caught up in the mysterious murder of a retired US general.

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It received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics, most of whom praised the production design and the cast's performances, but criticized the screenplay and direction.

It was also a box office bomb, with estimated losses edging towards $100 million. Ouch.

The hefty cast includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Zoe Saldaña, with Rami Malek and Robert De Niro.

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