Great British Car Journeys, C4, 8pm

INVERNESS and Skye are on the map when All Creatures Great and Small co-stars Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison revisit the golden age of motoring, taking a classic 1930s car along some of Britain’s vintage roads, drawing inspiration from travel guides of the era.

Their first journey takes north, following single-track military roads created to control the Highlands. Along the way, they take a spin in a 1903 Dog Cart and a three-wheel rally car, and cross to Skye in the oldest car ferry of its kind.

Safe Harbour, BBC4, 9pm

THE latest slice of world drama is this cracker from down under. It centres on five friends sailing from Brisbane to Indonesia.

They go to the assistance of a group of asylum seekers on a broken-down boat – a decision that has life-changing repercussions. The cast includes Ewen Leslie, Leeanna Walsman, Joel Jackson, Phoebe Tonkin and Jacqueline McKenzie.

In the second episode which follows, Ismail reports the crime at sea to the Australian federal police but secrets start to surface and he turns his attentions closer to home.

Secrets of the Royal Servants, C5, 9pm

EVER wondered what goes on behind the scenes at places like Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham House and Balmoral?

This light-hearted documentary takes a peek behind the curtains at those famous royal residences, as the household’s staff share amusing stories from their time working for the most famous family in the world.

A cook reveals the Queen’s surprisingly simple favourite treat, while a footman of the Queen Mother recounts his most embarrassing gaffe, which involves wine and Princess Margaret. Plus, historian Kate Williams examines some of the most bizarre servant duties from history.

Mayans MC, BBC2, 10.40pm

SONS of Anarchy was one of the biggest dramas of recent years, and though it didn’t get a screening on the BBC, this spin-off fares better.

It follows rivals turned allies the Mayans Motorcycle Club and boasts a fine cast including JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas and Blade Runner veteran Edward James Olmos. The first episode features vengeful ex-con Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes.

He steps up to claim his new identity as an outlaw in the biking community of Santo Padre. Joining his brother’s club, it soon becomes apparent he is going to have to earn his place as his new team deal with a crooked police force and a drug cartel.