Boyzone and Olly Murs are among the performers at a concert at the 3Arena for a concert to support the Childline charity.
The People Of The Year Awards
RTE One, 9.50pm
Grainne Seoige presents the annual awards ceremony for selfless people who have made a difference to others’ lives.
RTE One, 8pm
Last week we watched Yvonne plot her revenge on Dan, and tonight she begins to implement a plan that takes her ex by surprise. Elsewhere, Pete attempts to persuade Dolores to reconsider the wedding.
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
BBC Four, 10.25pm
Dave Grohl and his bandmates are on their way to Ireland in June, but in this series, they’re travelling to various iconic studios around America. In tonight’s episode, the band are in Seattle, a town loaded with significance for the Ohio native, as it was the base for his breakthrough band, Nirvana.
The Moment of Truth
RTE One, 10.40pm
Limerick man Brian Hartnett blames his schizophrenia on prolonged drug use in his twenties. His symptoms often involve hearing voices in his head, one of which he believes to be Jesus. In this encounter with Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, he describes how he has learned to reconcile his psychotic episodes with his ‘normal’ life, and has set up an advocacy group for people with mental health problems.
Jamie’s Cracking Christmas
Channel 4, 8pm
Jamie Oliver is on the crowded seasonal food trail, showing us how to cook up dishes like Beef Wellington, roast goose and panettone bread-and-butter tart.
Neven Maguire: Home Chef Christmas Special
RTE One, 8.30pm
It’s the Cavan chef’s turn to provide advice on festive food, with tips on starters and party food. He suggests a platter with air dried beef, ham and rocket rolls, pickled beetroot and goats cheese, and spiced beef croquettes.
You Choose You Lose
Eoghan McDermott helms a new lighthearted panel show in which the teams discuss a series of ‘would you rather’ dilemmas.
Hand Me Down
Repeat of the 1981 documentary on Cúil Aodh singer and broadcaster Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin, who was killed in a road accident in Kerry in 1991. The late singer talks about his own life and the musical tradition in the Cork Gaeltacht.
Taste Of Success
RTE One, 8.30pm
The final of the artisan food showcase features the remaining two candidates, Creagh Moore’s chicken broth and Pádraig McCarthy’s beef short rib, in one last push to win the cash prize of €100,000 and have their product stocked on the shelves of Lidl.
My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Tinsel and Tiara
Channel 4, 9pm
This one-off episode of the show looking at the blingier aspects of Traveller culture follows a bride as she plans a massive Christmas-themed wedding, and also accompanies another family as they leave England and head back to Ireland for the festive season.
RTE One, 9.35pm
Work practices at the Áras Attracta Care Home in Swinford, Co Mayo, are put under the spotlight by the RTÉ Investigations Unit. A list of issues on the treatment of the adults with intellectual disabilities has already been presented to the HSE and the gardai.
The Secrets Of Quantum Physics
BBC Four, 9pm
Fed up of all the seasonal dross in the schedules? Perhaps you should join Professor Al-Khalili as he gets down and dirty with the wonders of the sub-atomic world and the scientific principles that underpin the universe. Episode one delves into the history of quantum physics and how an Irish professor found some alarming results when he became the first person to test some of Eintein’s theories.
Home from Home
Second and final episode of the documentary made in Irish nursing homes. Tonight’s show is set in the Glenaulin Nursing Home in Chapelizod in Dublin, with both staff and residents reflecting on their lives there.
How Safe Are My Drugs?
BBC Three, 9pm
Radio 1 DJ B Traits chats to users and dealers about the substances they’re consuming, particularly since the proliferation of formerly legal highs.
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
First episode of the two-part dramatisation of the real-life nightmare of British man Christopher Jefferies who was arrested over the murder of Joanna Yeates, one of his tenants, around Christmas 2010. Despite no charges being made, or no evidence of him being involved in the crime, several media outlets named him, and his picture was all over the front pages. Within a few weeks, the real killer was found and Jefferies won damages from several newspapers and an apology from the police. Concluding episode on Thursday.
Maia Dunphy’s What Women Want
The final episode of the current series looks at women’s perception of what makes them attractive. People’s social media photographs are a good place to start. Dunphy also wonders whether beautiful people really have an easier life, and meets women who don’t conform to common ideas of what is attractive.
The High Hopes Choir
RTE One, 10.15pm
Ed Sheeran charmed all of Ireland with his appearance on the Late Late Toy Show, and now the British singer is about to further enhance his reputation by dropping in to rehearsals by David Brophy’s choir of homeless people.
RTE One, 8.30pm
Pat Shortt is this week’s guest recommending things to do over the coming weekend, while English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey performs music from his Mercury-nominated album First Mind.
Queen – Days of Our Lives
BBC Four, 9pm
Two-part documentary on Freddie Mercury and his band runs until 11pm.