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Quirke. Picture: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.

MONDAY

EastEnders (BBC One, 8pm)

BILLY is shattered when he is given some life-changing news. Sharon is determined to support Ian and takes matters in to her own hands with some unexpected results and Bianca worries about the financial implications of recent events.

TUESDAY

Quads: Our First Year (STV, tbc)

FOR most first-time parents, the idea of looking after one baby can be daunting enough. But Sharon and Julian Turner faced an even bigger challenge when they became parents of quads - two sets of identical twins - two boys and two girls - born at extraordinary odds of seventy million to one.

WEDNESDAY

Mary’s Silver Service (Channel 4, 8pm)

EXPLAINING her new series Mary Portas says, “I’m going to set up a pop-up employment agency to find jobs that will take our pensioners out of retirement, give them the confidence to get back to work in the future, and give us all the benefit of their expertise and know-how.” But can Mary transform her new recruits into a well-organised workforce?

THURSDAY

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala (Channel 4, 9pm)

AISLING Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, Jon Richardson, John Bishop, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paddy McGuinness, Paul Chowdhry, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh and Warwick Davis raise laughs and cash for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

FRIDAY

D-Day 70: The Heroes (BBC Two, 8pm)

THOUSANDS of British veterans came together to pay their respects to the men they fought alongside 70 years ago; now, Huw Edwards presents highlights of the day’s events.

SATURDAY

Casualty (BBC One, 9.20pm)

WHEN a fire breaks out in an elderly care home and a terminal patient Peter is taken ill, Rita has some concerns about the treatment he’s been getting.

Lily also has the task of persuading a patient with toothache that she knows the real cause of all his pain.

SUNDAY

Quirke: Elegy For April (BBC One, 9.20pm)

PHOEBE’S new circle is Isabel Galloway, the shining light of the Gate Theatre; reporter Jimmy Minor whose crush on Phoebe goes entirely unnoticed by her; junior doctor April Latimer and the exotic Patrick Ojukwu, a Nigerian prince who has discovered that 50s Ireland is an uncomfortable place to be a stranger.

Phoebe, desperate for deeper connections in her life, turns to Quirke for help, and Quirke, eager to reconnect with his daughter is quick to give it.