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First date with a doctor, a deckchair, Taylor Swift fans and a strawberry daiquiri

The Caribbean Dub – Santis O’Garro, Instagram Budgeting Mentor, Co-Hosts The Price of Everything

Consumer show with Conor Pope and Santis O’Garro. Each episode focuses on a different topic, including transportation, housing, and energy. But it starts with the food, revealing that the price hikes are already starting to bite. A single mother from Carlow talks about her concerns before visiting food bank volunteers.

The dragon’s lair

BBC One, 8 p.m.

Two sisters pitch their maternity clothes business to potential investors, and will a new kind of bubbly cocktail prove to be the Dragons’ taste? A contractor comes up with an idea to help businesses become more accessible to anyone with a disability, and a builder thinks he’s found a game-changing solution for the construction industry.

First date Ireland

RTE 2, 9:30 p.m.

GP Dee (61) from Westmeath meets healthcare worker James (64) from Mayo. Chris (27) 6’6″ from Dublin and Áine (26) 5’3″ from Limerick are paired; Lisa (55) from Dublin has dinner with Aidan (67) also from Dublin. And masters student Caoimhe (23) from Armagh is paired with hotel receptionist John (23) from Cavan.

Putin’s road to war

RTE One, 10:15 p.m.

Michael Kirk and his team reveal the inside story of what led to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, examining the events that shaped Vladimir Putin and the grievances that drive him.

Radio

Arena, RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.: Artist Daniel O’Neill is the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery — curator Karen Reihill joins Seán Rocks for a chat.

The nature of things, RTÉ Jr, 7 p.m.: Answering nature’s questions — why leaves fall from some trees but not others?

The Alternative, 2FM, 11 p.m.: Dan Hegarty presents a live set by indie band Soda Blonde, recorded at Dublin’s Vicar Street last month as part of the Choice Music Prize ceremony.