NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: James Spader, Megan Boone film NBC-TV's "the Blacklist"on October 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)

• Shaun the Sheep, CBeebies, 15.30

Another series of adventures featuring the lovable Shaun the Sheep returns. Shaun is a sheep who doesn’t follow the flock. In fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps. Shaun and his pals run rings around their poor sheepdog Bitzer as he tries to stop the farmer finding out what’s going on behind his back. In series three, when the farmer gets stuck in traffic, Shaun and the flock are too impatient to wait for breakfast and take matters into their own hands. With high-energy slapstick, and classic silent comedy in world-beating animation style, the countryside is never a dull place!


• The Blacklist, M-Net, 20.30

Red leads Liz and Ressler in a hunt for the kidnapping victim and his abductor – The Blacklist No 85 – a secretive criminal courier whose inability to feel pain makes him impossible to stop. Liz uncovers evidence linking Tom to a Russian defector’s unsolved murder.


• Geordie Shore, MTV, 21.15

Our old pals the Geordies are back in Newcastle for a jaw-dropping summer season of partying, pulling, bucking, necking on and getting mortal. There’s a new girl in town, and she’s hot property. See how the boys get struck by the beauty of their new housemate while the girls’ tongues are set to wag more than ever.


• 48 Hours, CBS Reality, 22.00

Correspondents and investigators scrutinise every detail of shocking cases and real-life dramas. Season 18 sees the shocking story of Ashley Howes. But what happened that led the 13-year-old to be charged with second-degree murder for the death of 19-month-old Freya Garden?