Top GearRTE2, 7pm Jeremy Clarkson (below) and James May are challenged to create a TV advert for Volkswagen, but soon fall out as James concentrates on fuel economy and Jeremy wants something more exciting.
RTE2, 7pm Jeremy Clarkson (below) and James May are challenged to create a TV advert for Volkswagen, but soon fall out as James concentrates on fuel economy and Jeremy wants something more exciting.
Richard Hammond explores an alternative to German sports saloons, while chat-show host Jay Leno is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Scealta atha Cliath -- Bang Bang
TG4, 10pm If Bang Bang were alive today he would be locked up for disturbing the peace when he was a breath of fresh air in a busy city. For those who don't know, Bang Bang would point a large key at Dubliners on trams and buses during the 1950s and '60s and pretend to shoot them. Locals would pretend to fire back or fall down as the mock gunfight was played out in the streets.
BBC1, 7.30pm Phil angrily confronts Christian and their argument takes a violent turn (no, surely not -- Phil violent!?). Jane chastises Ian for neglecting Bobby and gets reacquainted with Masood, while Yusef persuades Zainab to let him spend the night with her (ooh er!).
disaster at the dock
Brunel's Last Launch: A Time Team Special
Channel 4 9pm They don't make 'em like this anymore . . . thank goodness. Archaeologists scour the banks of the Thames to discover why the launching of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Eastern in 1858 ended in disaster. Tony Robinson joins them as the team examines the slipways to discover what went wrong.