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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: RTÉ rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow. 

The School (RTÉ 2, 10.35pm)

A brand new mockumentary set in a Co Cork primary school, from the team behind Irish sketch group CCCahoots. New headmaster Mr English starts his first day and for secretary Briege Daly it’s love at first sight. But jealous Mr Hegarty decides to undermine the newcomer at every turn. Going by the first clips released, this has the potential to be pretty good.

Trump: An American Dream (Channel 4, 9pm)

The third episode of Channel 4′s documentary charting Donald Trump’s improbable rise to the White House. Tonight, it looks into his business dealings in the 1990s, when things were not going well for the future president. His wife Ivana had found out about his affair and was seeking a vast divorce settlement, while his business was in deep financial trouble. It seemed the man with the Midas touch had become a national joke, with tabloids and talk shows picking over his personal life.

Taken 3 (Film4, 9pm)

For those that have seen the first two and can’t get enough of Liam Neeson’s threatening voice. Ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills’ efforts to finally live a quiet life are shattered by the death of his ex-wife. Just when things seemingly can’t get any worse, he is framed for her murder and must fight to clear his name. Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace join Leeson on the billing.


Everybody’s talking about: there’s going to be two GBBO Christmas specials, featuring Val, Selasi, And Benjamina

As Buzzfeed reports today, Channel 4 are making two Christmas specials with all your favourite bakers from previous seasons:

Val will be joined with Paul, Beca (who was a contestant in series four), and Selasi
Then there’s going to be another special featuring Rob (a contestant from series two), Benjamina, Rav, and Sandy.

No word on when they will air, but they will be some time this December. Obviously.


Or flick over for…

  • Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment (RTÉ 2, 9.30pm) Des Cahill and Evanne Ni Chuilinn present as Ted Walsh, Brian Kerr and Ger Loughnane debate the best Irish sporting moment of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • The Search for a Miracle Cure (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following leading lawyer Mark Lewis, the man who fought the News of the World in the phone hacking scandal, as he joins a clinical trial that might offer a breakthrough cure for multiple sclerosis.
  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain (BBC Two, 9pm) New documentary telling the stories of specific bombs dropped on Britain during the Blitz.
  • This Is Christy (RTÉ One, 10.15pm) An intimate doc about the incredible life story of one of Ireland’s greatest singer-songwriters, Christy Dignam.

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