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Here's what to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

Here’s the telly that everyone will be talking about tomorrow. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow. 

Louis Theroux: A Different Brain (RTÉ2, 10.40pm)

Everyone’s favourite reporter is back, this time in a raw and emotional documentary where he meets individuals recovering from brain injuries. He discovers the challenges they face having to re-learn basic skills like walking, talking and eating. Louis highlights the most tragic situations from Earl, a man who killed a friend in a car crash and was left too mentally impaired by his own injuries to stand trial, to Natalie, a gregarious woman in rehabilitation for 15 years.

Isis: The Origins of Violence (Channel 4, 9pm)

Historian Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’ violence right back to Napoleon’s time and looks at the ways in which Westernization can be held accountable for it rather than actual Islamic scripts and teachings.  He looks at Isis as the result of centuries worth of clashes of civilizations, Western coercion and slavery.

A Time To Live (BBC Two, 9pm)

Documentary filmmaker Sue Bourne is behind this one off study of the effects that terminal illness can have on people suffering with them and the people closest to them. Over 12 months of filming, the documentary tries to accurately depict what it’s like to be told you only have a short amount of time left to live. By speaking to twelve different individuals, she learns their remarkable stories and how they plan to make the most of the little time that they have left.

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Everybody’s talking about… The Grey’s Anatomy spinoff set in a firehouse

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ABC have given the go ahead for a new series focusing on a group of heroic firefighters, and when we think of all the extremely dangerous situations the doctors from Seattle Grace Hospital have somehow found themselves in over the years, we can only imagine how dramatic and intense the new show will be.

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Or flick over for…

Making It Down Under (RTÉ2, 7pm) Following several recent Irish arrivals to Australia, tonight’s show will focus on an Irish doctor travelling to the scene of a life threatening accident and a trucker who finds work isn’t all fun and games.

Shop Well For Less (BBC One, 8pm) Alex Jones and Steph McGovern are on a mission to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle.

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Animals – India (3, 9pm) Conclusion of the series where Paul visits India to meet vulnerable wild animals.

Great British Menu (BBC Two, 7.30pm) Creative culinary competition where 24 of Britain’s top chefs compete for a chance to show off their culinary skills at a banquet celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships.

Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady (Channel 4, 22.35pm) A documentary about the eldest daughter of Trump, the one woman he trusts above all others.


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