Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs (STV, 8pm)

THE presenter follows the work of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London, meeting staff involved in treating, training and rehoming animals. In the sixth episode, Paul meets an albino Pekingese riddled with health problems, and in need of an operation on his eye, which is making it difficult for him to find a new home.

The Baby Has Landed (BBC2, 9pm)

AS shocks to the system go, few things are more of an upheaval than becoming a parent. This new documentary series follows families throughout their first weeks of parenthood, lifting the lid on one of the most joyful, yet intense, times in a family’s life. Episode one introduces the inaugural set of the six expectant families featured in the series, including young first-time parents Syler and Mo Nicholson-Bayoumi, and Helen and Nigel Pierce, who are expecting their fourth child. Plus, overdue mum Hermisha and same-sex couple Paul and Craig also prepare for the arrival of their new babies.

My Grandparents’ War (C4, 9pm)

MARKING 80 years since the start of the Second World War, the first of four films featuring four actors explores their grandparents’ wartime stories. This one focuses on Helena Bonham Carter’s grandparents – one set in France, one in England. Neither were conventional war heroes. Helena’s maternal grandfather was Spanish diplomat, Eduardo Propper de Callejon. He defied his government’s orders and helped Jewish people escape the Holocaust as the Nazis invaded France. Her paternal grandmother, Violet Bonham Carter, also took her own stand against anti-Semitism.

Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out (BBC Four, 10pm)

IT’S nearly 30 years since Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out was launched on Channel 4, and turned Jim Moir and Bob Mortimer into comedy superstars. Now they’re back with another helping of surreal mayhem which will tickle some funnybones and leave others reaching for the zapper.