Scott & Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure: The Discovery (C5, 8.30pm)

ROB Bell looks at barque-rigged auxiliary steamship the RRS Discovery, which was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the UK. Built in Dundee, its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their highly successful journey to the Antarctic. After service as a merchant ship before and during the First World War, Discovery was taken into the service of the British government in 1923 to carry out scientific research in the Southern Ocean, becoming the first Royal Research Ship, while from 1929 to 1931, Discovery served as the base for the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition.

RWC 2019 Live: The Final (STV, 8am)

AFTER 47 matches over six weeks, it all comes down to this, as the final takes place at International Stadium Yokohama. Although hosts Japan provided the two biggest shocks of the tournament – defeating Ireland and Scotland on the way to their first quarter final – once the last four teams were decided, it was made up of two teams each from the traditionally strong Northern and Southern Hemisphere nations as England took on New Zealand, and Wales played South Africa. Mark Pougatch presents coverage of today’s showpiece match of England versus South Africa.

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7pm)

TESS Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the seventh live episode of this year’s series. The 10 remaining celebrity couples will take to the dancefloor, hoping to impress the judges and viewers at home. Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli will score the performances out of 10 before the voting lines open – giving viewers at home the chance to have their say and determine who will be leaving the competition.

The X Factor: Celebrity (STV, 8.30pm)

DERMOT O’Leary hosts the next stage in the star-studded version of the contest. The remaining acts have got through the initial rounds in Los Angeles and the judge’s deliberation, and now must battle it out for the chance to be crowned champion and win a record deal.

Spiral (BBC4, 9pm & 10pm)

THE drama continues with another double-bill. Following the debacle resulting in Fouad’s death, the team is taken off the investigation, as the case is given to the Criminal Brigade. Laure is increasingly concerned about Lebrion’s interference, while Josephine realises she also has plenty of reasons not to trust Edelman. Roban falls into a trap, and while Laure and Gilou identify a suspect in the money-laundering operation, Beckriche’s loyalty is put to the test. But will he betray his mentor?