Here's your TV wrap for the week ahead

Alison Williams and Lena Dunham bow out in the final episode of Girls at 10pm on Monday on Sky Atlantic.

Here's your TV wrap for the week ahead




American chat show host Chelsea Handler is back with a new season of her show that will be released every Friday morning.

Few Irish viewers will have heard of the guests for the opening episode, but they do include Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, Bridesmaids) and Matt Walsh (Veep).

All Round to Mrs Brown’s

RTÉ One, 9.15pm

Brendan O’Carroll’s guests tonight include Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins, actress Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) and dancer Ashley Banjo, who brings his mother along. Definite marmite effect with this show.


Robot Wars

BBC Two, 7pm

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon are on duty for the final nine battles between the home-made robots, and the eventual crowning of this year’s champion.

Top Gear

BBC Two, 8pm

Tonight’s episode features a road trip across Cuba, and a test drive of Mercedes’ supercar, the AMG GT R.

At Your Service

RTÉ One, 8.30pm

Besides running a tearoom in her parent’s house, Fiona Foley is a busy woman. She teaches yoga, is a kinesiologist and also volunteers with the RNLI at the Co Wexford town of Fethard-On-Sea where she lives.

Fiona enlists the help of the Brennan brothers to help her launch four bed and breakfast rooms.

Colombia with Simon Reeve

BBC Two, 9pm

The South American country has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent decades, but there is renewed optimism as the 50-year civil war seems to be at an end.

Reeve travels to various regions to talk to people about the demobilisation of the Farc rebels, the ongoing troubles with right-wing paramilitaries, and the shadow of Colombia’s ongoing issues as a leading producer of cocaine.


The Irish Grand National — Chasing The Dream

RTÉ One, 6.30pm

The Irish race might be seen by many as a lesser version of the Aintree original, but this documentary shows how it has quite a pedigree of its own.

Ted Walsh, Mouse Morris and Richard Dunwoody are among those telling the story of a race that began in 1870, and has its latest edition today.

We also hear how the first steeplechase was held between the Cork towns of Buttevant and Doneraile in 1752.

Hunting The KGB Killers

Channel 4, 9pm

While there’s a James Bond film on RTÉ2 at the same time, this real-life tale of Russian espionage really is like something from a movie.

It delves into the murder of former secret service agent and Putin-critic Alexander Litvinenko in London through the use of radioactive polonium in 2006.

Police officers and doctors recall their efforts to save the 44-year-old’s life and find those responsible for his death.


TV3, 10pm

We’re told that this is the final ever episode of the police drama, so all will be revealed about the rape case that has been under investigation over the past few weeks.


Sky Atlantic, 10pm

The final ever episode of Lena Dunham’s comedy drama.

The creator and star’s status as one of the voices of her generation in the US has probably ensured an over-emphasis on the ‘significance’ of the show, but as a vehicle for entertainment, it has provided some fine viewing.

For those who’ve missed it, the series might provide a box-set option some time.


Passions: Damien Hirst by Harry Hill

Sky Arts, 9pm

British artist Damien Hirst is back in the news with his eye-catching exhibition in Venice, so Harry Hill’s mockumentary would appear well timed.


Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm

A new series of the American political comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


How To Live Mortgage Free With Sarah Beeny

Channel 4, 8pm

Now that’s a title that might get a few people dreaming. But seriously, the UK’s property market may be very different than the one in this country, but ideas are always welcome about being unchained from that oppressive financial burden.

The participants in this new series include people who’ve downsized to clear their debts, and others who’ve used unconventional building techniques to keep costs way down.


The Supervet

Channel 4, 8pm

Noel Fitzpatrick is back for another run showcasing his innovative techniques.

Born To Kill

Channel 4, 9pm

Romola Garai is among the familiar faces in this promising four-part thriller about a single mother and her son’s dark secret.

The Restaurant

TV3, 9pm

Ken Doherty swaps the snooker table for the restaurant table as he combines a taste of what Mammy used to make with the Indian heritage of his wife Sarah. An eclectic menu includes chicken and mushroom vol-au-vents, spiced goat on toast, and pistachio ice-cream.

The Trip to Spain

Sky Atlantic, 10pm

The two amigos, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, are in the Rioja region sampling the food and wine, and doing impressions of those who died in 2016.

Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me

BBC On, 10:45pm (NI 11:45pm)

The excellent presenter of the Newsnight show puts a personal slant on the menopause, opening up about her difficult experience after she stopped HRT due to cancer fears.


Springwatch In Japan: Cherry Blossom

Time BBC Two, 8.30pm

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are joined by James Wong for a one-off show from Japan. The centrepiece of it all is the spectacular show of sakura cherry blossoms that blanket the countryside at this time of year.

The Graham Norton Show

BBC One, 10.35pm (NI 11.05pm)

Harry Styles launches his post-One Direction career with a chat and a performance, while Brendan O’Carroll and Rob Brydon should ensure there are plenty laughs.

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