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In The Club. Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (BBC One, 7pm)

BILL Paterson narrates from the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

Performers from around the world have flown in for the event. They include Zulu warriors from South Africa; steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago; Maori and ceilidh dancers from New Zealand.

Plus, there are military bands from Malta and Singapore, and a song-and-dance troupe from north-eastern Nagaland in India.



In The Club (BBC One, 9pm)

WE’RE past the halfway marker of Kay Mellor’s creation now, and for each of the characters, there are decisions to be made.

It’s a busy time for Neil tonight, he’s got a packed-out flat, what with Kim, Rosie and baby Dinah there - and as he and Kim struggle to ignore their feelings for one another, their secret threatens to bubble to the surface.


Addict’s Symphony (Channel 4, 11pm)

IF there’s one thing composer James McConnel knows about, it’s music; if there’s another, it’s addiction. James himself is a recovering alcoholic, and in 2011, his son Freddy died of a heroin overdose at the age of 18. This documentary follows his efforts as he brings together a group of 10 classical musicians, all of whom have struggled with addiction.


Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One, 9pm)

BRENDAN O’Carroll is one of the most successful Irish comics of his generation. His Who Do You Think You Are? story is a personal ‘whodunit’ - a quest to find the men who murdered his grandfather Peter O’Carroll, one night in October 1920 - at the height of the Irish War of Independence.


Big School (BBC One, 9.30pm)

A NEW run of David Walliams’ hit sitcom in which the staff are in need of life lessons far more than the pupils. In the opening episode there is friction between Miss Postern (Catherine Tate) and Mr Church (Walliams) caused by a mix-up over a date at a local restaurant. Will they ever get together?


Doctor Who: Into The Dalek (BBC One, 7.30pm)

A DALEK fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship and only the Doctor can help them now... with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever, he is forced to examine his conscience.

Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?


Nature’s Miracle Orphans (BBC One, 7pm)

PRESENTER Ellie Harrison is in Australia with carer Sue, who has dedicated her life and home to rehabilitating baby wombats. Ellie follows Stacey, a five-month-old bare-nosed wombat who has been under Sue’s care for four weeks since her mother was run over. It’s important for wombats like Stacey to get used to the outside world and Ellie witnesses Stacey’s first trip into Sue’s garden.