• Stuart’s Kitchen, The Home Channel, 18.00

Nobody wants to bore their dinner guests with a bland menu, but how adventurous is too adventurous for the Irish palate? With a green salad with roasted pears and blue cheese, pork loin with sour cream smashed potatoes and balsamic cranberry sauce, and a simple hazelnut chocolate mousse with almond sable biscuits for dessert, Stuart knows exactly how to pique his diners’ interests.

• Real Housewives of New Jersey, Vuzu, 19.30

It’s turkey time in New Jersey – and resentment and regret are on the menu. The housewives divide as Teresa hosts a “Friendsgiving” for Jacqueline and Caroline’s families and the Gorgas have their own feast with the Wakiles. Spending the holiday apart leaves Melissa and Kathy wondering how they can bring the family back together.

• My Week with Marilyn, M-Net Movies Premiere, 20.30

An eager film student documents the tense relationship between film-maker Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. He is soon enamoured by the actress and is invited to be part of her inner circle.

• Hoodlum, Mzansi Magic, 22.30

In the 1930s Harlem was the place to be if illegal gaming was your thing and the players were mobster Dutch Shultz, Lucky Luciano and the powerful Madam Queen. Then, once she is arrested Bumpy Johnson takes over her “business”. His challenge is to make sure Dutch doesn’t invade their turf.