Tuesday’s picks include the final part of New York: America’s Busiest City and Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning performance in The Theory of Everything

Pick of the day

New York: America’s Busiest City, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Not a great night for the telly, but this three-parter has at least offered some different and often fascinating views of life in The Big Apple over the last fortnight.

In the final episode, Anita Rani, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow meet the team of people who have the massive task of keeping Central Park clean. They also learn about the gentrification of Harlem, just north of the park.

Movie Choice of the day

The Theory of Everything, 10.10pm, Sky Cinema Drama

Eddie Redmayne cemented his growing reputation with an Oscar-winning performance in this biopic about the relationship between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his future wife literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), and the challenges they faced following the diagnosis of his motor neurone disease.

It’s bittersweet and moving, and you don’t need a degree in physics to get a grip on the partial whateverits that feature in Hawking’s academic life. This is in essence a love story.

Soap Choice of the day

Ros na Rún, 8.30pm, TG4

Vince’s discontent has put a halt to Caitríona digging into Colm’s case but Niamh tries to persuade Vince to let Caitríona seek justice for Colm.

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Best On Demand/TV Catchup

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Netflix

Easily the funniest US sitcom of recent years, this one about a disparate crew of cops works because the characters are so well-defined, all that’s required for it to work is for them to be dropped in a situation.

Andy Samberg leads the cast as Detective Jake Peralta, but the great Andre Braugher shows some superb comedy chops as Captain Ray Holt. So far, Netflix has the first two seasons on tap. Season four starts soon on RTÉ2.

Today’s Guilty Pleasure

The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken and Egg, 8.00pm, BBC Two

How many quirky food shows can you fit in a TV schedule? Here, Dave Myers and Simon King set out to discover why French chickens are regarded as the best in the world, and visit the Gallic gastronomic centre that is Lyon.


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