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What’s on? 10 top TV and streaming tips for Monday

There’s a remarkable tale in Nothing to Declare, Alicia Vikander stars in new series Irma Vep, Horse Country looks at the world of equestrian sport in Ireland, and Aussie drama The Secrets She Keeps returns. . .

pick of the day

Nothing to Declare, 10.30pm, RTÉ One

Anyone who’s heard the radio documentary about two boys from Darndale in Dublin who blagged their way to the USA will not want to miss this.

If you haven’t heard their remarkable tale, you are in for an absolute treat.

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This is a follow-up documentary telling the story of two Irish Stowaways aged 10 and 13 who went on the adventure of a lifetime from Dublin to New York in the summer of 1985.

Now middle-aged men, Keith Byrne and Noel Murray recount their remarkable childhood journey for the first time on screen.

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Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Another chance to see this riveting journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins (below).

Spinning together fact and fiction, this documentary tells the untold story of a groundbreaking author and her mission to build a one-woman literary empire.

Narrated by her closest friends and family, the film reveals the private struggles of a woman who became an icon of 1980s’ feminism while hiding her personal vulnerability behind a public persona.

FROM, 9.00pm, Sky Sci-Fi

This spooky drama got off to a promising start last week, so it’s well worth a look, with all episodes available to download.

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In episode three, the Matthews family must choose the two settlements they will join, Jade comes to terms with his situation and Boyd is faced with an impossible decision.

Then at 10.10pm, episode four sees Julie finds comfort in her new friends as Jim and Tabitha revalue their marriage, while Sara gets another horrifying directive.

New or Returning Shows

Irma Vep, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

Streaming on NOW

Here’s HBO’s reimagining of the 1990s’ indie movie of the same name. Set in present-day France, the series chronicles the filming of a chaotic TV production.

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Alicia Vikander stars as Mira, an American movie star disillusioned by her career and recent breakups, who becomes so immersed in her role that the line between herself and her character begins to blur.

When Mira Harberg arrives in Paris to immerse herself in the coveted role of iconic villainess Irma Vep in a remake of Feuillade’s The Vampires, she encounters her former lover Laurie.

Horse Country, 7.00pm, RTÉ One

This new series delves into the world of equestrian sport in Ireland, following the people involved in showjumping, three-day-eventing and dressage, an important part of life in rural Ireland.

The country’s leading three-day eventer Cathal Daniels prepares his horses ready for an international event at Millstreet, the last Irish show before the Olympics in Tokyo.

Meanwhile Liam Lynskey is focused on entering his prize Connemara pony Brackagh Dream for an RDS Horse Show qualifier.

Worst House on the Street, 8.00pm, Channel 4

Brother-and-sister property developers Scarlette and Stuart Douglas use their creative expertise to help families transform run-down houses into dream homes.

In this opener, Scarlette and Stuart help young professional couple Harry and Yimika to totally transform their tired and ugly terraced house in Croydon into one of the best on the block.

It’s not an easy job after asbestos is discovered, costing valuable time and money.

But Scarlette and Stuart come to their rescue, saving them a small fortune by finding a supplier offering discounts, bringing valuable design advice to create a stylish front porch, and new-looking window frames.

The Secrets She Keeps, 9.35, RTÉ One

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The Australian psychological thriller, starring Jessica De Gouw and Laura Carmichael, returns for a second season.

Two years after Meghan Shaughnessy’s child was kidnapped, police have arrested her on suspicion of murder – but who is dead and why remains a mystery.

Agatha Fyfle’s secret pregnancy is revealed in a bombshell for the maximum-security prison where she’s being held, but Agatha has an unexpected ally in a young podcaster.

Vicky Pattinson: Alcohol, Dad and Me, 10.00pm, Channel 4

The reality star confronts her relationship with alcohol and reveals the secrets of a troubled family past.

In her early twenties, Vicky Pattison (below) made her name as the popular party girl on Geordie Shore, but she has also experienced first-hand the dark side of alcohol addiction.

Growing up, Vicky’s dad was a functional alcoholic and Vicky is now around the same age as her dad was when his own addiction took hold.

Keen to find out all she can about how to keep herself healthy, Vicky speaks out about the devastating impact that addiction and alcohol has had on her and those around her.

Life on the Outside, 10.00pm, Virgin Media One

Reality series in which five Australian households take a formerly incarcerated person into their lives and homes for 100 days.

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The idea is to see whether it’s possible to put someone leaving prison back on the right track by surrounding them with emotional and practical support.

Prisoner of Love, 9.00pm, TLC

This reality series follows Chelsea Holmes, a self-proclaimed prison matchmaker, as she dedicates her time to helping men and women find love with prisoners behind bars.

And Chelsea isn’t simply a matchmaker, she is also looking for love with someone on the inside.

Chelsea does all she can to give these singles the tools to make their relationships successful beyond prison walls – but are these matches built to last?

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