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What to watch on TV tonight: Monday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: RTÉ rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival 2018 (RTÉ One, 8pm)

Dáithí Ó Sé presents live coverage of the first evening of this year’s competition. It’s the 60th anniversary, and follows the same format as every other year. Dozens of women of Irish descent compete for the title in Kerry’s Festival Dome. There’ll be a break at 9pm for the news, but the show will continue at 9.35pm.

Dwarfs in Art: A New Perspective (BBC Four, 9pm)

Presented by Richard Butchins, a disabled film-maker, this documentary explores the shifting societal attitudes towards people with dwarfism through centuries of their representation in art and culture. The film shows how people with dwarfism were previously seen as “royal pets”, creatures from a separate race, figures of fun and freaks. It looks at how their lives have been uniquely intertwined with mythology in the popular imagination. Professor Tom Shakespeare, who has dwarfism, speaks about how strongly he feels about representation in art and the history of disability.

The Pope and I – Our Lives (BBC One, 7.30pm)

At the end of this month, Pope Francis will be the second pontiff to visit Ireland. Ahead of his visit, this programme explores the people’s relationship with the papacy and how it has changed over the last century.

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Everybody’s talking about… Ads on Netflix

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Over the weekend, Netflix confirmed that they’re going to start testing adverts on the streaming service. They’re going to select a small sample of users to test some new skippable advertisements on, and promise that the ads will be ‘cleverly personalised’. Don’t we all pay for Netflix so that we don’t have to see advertisements? (Digital Spy)

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 Or flick over for…

  • Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved (3, 10pm) Donal MacIntyre investigates the disappearance of American Annie McCarrick who vanished in March 1993 after being seen with an unidentified man in a pub in the Dublin mountains.
  • Cilla (3, 9pm) Second of a three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune.
  • Bollywood: The  World’s Biggest Film Industry (BBC Two, 9pm) Anita Rani concludes her exploration of the world of Indian cinema.
  • Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) A look back of the biggest stories of 1975.
  • World Trade Center (TG4, 9.30pm) Nick Cage stars in this 2006 drama set against the backdrop of the 2001 terrorist attack on New York City.

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