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Off the Rails

RTE1, 8pm Sonya Lennon (below left) advises Roadwatch announcer Arwen Foley on dressing like the Duchess of Cambridge on a high-street budget.

Meanwhile, Brendan Courtney helps Jo-Ann Nolan from Stradbally, Co Laois, to dress in a more feminine style than she is used to in time for her upcoming wedding. Plus, there are tips on buying clothes for all shapes and sizes.



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Bram Stoker and Dracula

TG4, 9.30pm The world has Dubliner Abraham 'Bram' Stoker to thank for one of fiction's greatest characters.

Here, we get a look at the life of the novelist and the contribution of his Irish background to the creation of Dracula. Twilight fans take note . . . this is where it began.



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The Corrie Years

TV3, 7.30pm New series chronicling 50 years of Coronation Street storylines. The first episode recalls the plots that made front-page news, including Deidre's imprisonment in 1998 (remember that?) and Sarah-Louise's pregnancy in 2000, as well as a 1960s storyline so controversial that it was never screened.



Double crossed

Secret Pakistan

BBC2, 9pm Fascinating insight into the murky world of geopolitics and counter-terrorism. The conclusion of this two-part documentary reveals how Britain and America discovered compelling evidence that Pakistan was secretly helping the Taliban and concluded they had been double crossed.


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