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TV viewers have another chance to check out The Borgias tonight as part of the latest Sky Thursdays promotion.

The historical fiction drama, which follows the Borgia family - an Italian dynasty of Spanish origin - has received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

It details the rise of the Borgia family to the top of the Roman Catholic Church, and their subsequent struggle to maintain a grip on power.

Jeremy Irons stars as Pope Alexander VI, with François Arnaud as Cesare, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia, David Oakes as Juan and Aidan Alexander as Gioffre Borgia.

An episode of The Borgias airs at 10pm on Freeview Channel 11 tonight (Thursday February 21st), giving non-Sky customers another taste of this gripping series.

TV viewers also have another chance to check out the new production of Treasure Island tonight, at 7pm.

The swashbuckling Sky feature film - which features an ensemble cast - has been described as "malign, merciful and masculine" by the Mail on Sunday.

This made-for-TV movie stars the flamboyant Eddie Izzard as world-famous pirate Long John Silver, and Toby Regbo - who starred in Glorious 39 - as Jim Hawkins.

A-List support is offered by Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood, while British talents Philip Glenister, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays, Keith Allen, David Harewood and Shirley Henderson also light up the screen.

Sandwiched between Treasure Island and The Borgias at 9pm is an episode of An Idiot Abroad 2, starring the hapless Karl Pilkington.

Sent off around the world by comics Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Pilkington - who confesses to having no interest in global travel - is given bizarre tasks to complete in different locations each week.

The show has proved hugely popular since debuting in September 2010, and has now extended to three series. An Idiot Abroad has also spawned a number of spin-off books.

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