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Your night in

human planet

RTE2, 7pm This series explores mankind's ability to survive in extreme environments (Ireland in the middle of a recession is pretty tough) and visits remote corners of Earth to see how people have adapted to their surroundings.

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The Hoarder Next Door

Channel 4, 9pm Stelios Kiosses and his team tackle the excesses of former Coronation Street actress Tricia Ford, whose house is infested by rats, and who is too embarrassed to invite her friends over (so, invites a camera crew instead). The psychotherapist then meets a jazz enthusiast whose music collection threatens to leave his girlfriend with no room to stay. Somebody's got the blues...

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Dumbstruck: Who's the Dummy?

Sky Atlantic, 9pm Documentary about Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, a city famous as the ventriloquist capital of the world, as it hosts an annual convention (and here's me thinking we had all the dummies over here). The film tells the stories of five performers -- a shy teenager, a former beauty queen, a cruise-ship entertainer with a troubled marriage, a woman who performs in supermarkets and a contestant on America's Got Talent.

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The Works

RTE1, 11.10pm John Kelly (left) presents the weekly arts programme featuring reviews of music, film, theatre, literature and painting, with the help of reporters Sinead Gleeson, Nadine O'Regan and Kevin Gildea.