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Out of the ashes

Out of the Wreckage: Plane Crash Survivors

RTE2, 7pm Interviews are combined with dramatic archive footage to tell the fascinating stories of people who cheated death to survive some of the worst commercial airline crashes in aviation history.

The programme also documents how their lives were changed in the years that followed the incidents.

Sequins and stilettos

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC1, 7pm Following Russell Grant's elimination (I'm sure he saw that coming), Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly (left) introduce the seven remaining couples, who perform either a ballroom or Latin routine before taking part in a swing-a-thon (can't wait . . .) as they compete for a place in next week's quarter-final.

It's great Up North

TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North

BBC2, 8.15pm Tess Daly takes a nostalgic look back at TV classics (always dangerous using that word) that have come out of the BBC North studio in Manchester over the past 50 years. She is joined by Stuart Hall, Philip Glenister, Peter Jones and the late Jimmy Savile in his last recorded interview.


The X Factor

UTV/tv3, 8pm With Craig voted out by the public last week, Amelia Lily, Janet, Little Mix, Marcus and Misha B face their toughest week yet, performing two songs in a bid to win a place in next week's semi-final. Tension will also be at a series high for Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland as they defend their acts, but not for Louis Walsh, who has no singers left in the competition (stop laughing back there!).