Freemasons, Girlboss, Versailles: this week’s must-watch TV

This four-part psychological thriller stars Jack Rowan as the youngster going through something far more sinister than an adolescent phase. This new series takes us inside the United Grand Lodge of England to see for ourselves what these grown men get up to behind closed oaken doors. Anyone can throw a few ingredients into a pot and follow a recipe, but if you want to do it better than the average sloppy Joe, you’ll be tuning into the latest series hosted by the baron of Ballymaloe. There’s the rub. Get away out of that. But she’s still determined to secure her legacy – whatever the hell that is. Believe me, it’s gonna be beautiful. What, we’re supposed to cook this ourselves? Yummy. Girlboss is based on the bestselling autobiography of Sophia Amaruso, founder of the Nasty Gal clothing brand. Whatever happens in series two, you can be sure of one thing: those elaborate costumes will end up on the marble floor. Photograph: Sky TV

It’s been 300 years since the birth of Freemasonry, and still we haven’t a clue what it’s all about. The king faces some fresh threats to his reign in series two, including a high-profile poisoning and an influential rival. Or is it just a bunch of middle-aged men dressing up in costumes and playing silly games? Is it all secret handshakes, bizarre initiation rituals and guaranteed career advancement?  

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How to Cook Well with Rory O’Connell Tuesday, RTE One, 7pm

So, you think you can cook.  

Versailles Friday, BBC Two, 9.30pm We love watching lots of debauchery and decadence, as long as it’s accompanied by lavish costumes and sumptuous settings, and laced with a few backstabbings and betrayals, which is probably why TOWIE keeps coming back for more. Meanwhile, in the real world, Nasty Gal has filed for bankruptcy, as the brand failed to meet expected big targets, but don’t let that put a crimp in your enjoyment of this fun fashion fandango. Britt Robertson plays Amaruso in this 13-part comedy charting the ups and downs of building a world-famous brand with a little luck, a lot of sass and a potty-mouth. Ah, but do you know how to cook well? But Jenny will soon find out to her horror that the rotten apple has not fallen far from the tree. Inside the Freemasons Monday, Sky 1, 8pm

Jonathan Spence, Peter Lowndes and Sir David Wootton in Inside the Freemasons, on Sky 1.  

Born to Kill Thursday, Channel 4, 9pm

Sam seems like a normal teenager – polite, considerate and affectionate (eh, is that normal for a teenager?), but deep inside him lurks an ultraviolent urge which he’s finding harder to suppress. Watch the master at work as he prepares a Beetroot and Raspberry salad with labneh (whatever that is), a main course of grilled lightly spiced quail with pomegranate and walnut salad, and Tuscan apple cake for dessert. Call it Keks and the City. We like watching John O’Conor playing Beethoven, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to try it at home.  

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So, how do you go from flogging vintage clothes on eBay to creating a multimillion dollar fashion empire? Veep Tuesday, Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm

Well, the political landscape in the US sure has changed, hasn’t it? It’s also probably why Versailles has been commissioned for a second series, following more carry-on and shenanigans in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Romola Garai stars as his mum Jenny, who is hiding a dark secret from Sam – his dad’s a convicted murderer. Assume the position. As season six opens, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is no longer president, and has to adjust to her new life outside the White House. With the real White House looking more like an episode of The Three Stooges every week, can Veep keep its comedic finger on the button?