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Charlie Brooker's off again... and 4 other weekend TV highlights

Whether you’re headed out or staying in, we’ve got the telly for you.

IT’S THE WEEKEND, and on this weekend, of all weekends, you will be watching tv.

The Late Late Toy Show is one of the most watched programmes in the country each year, but what else is on?

Well, we’ve had a look and we reckon we’ve got the picks for you no matter what you’re up to.

If you’re a human Irish person… The Late Late Toy Show (Fri, RTE1, 21:35)

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Toys.  Kids.  Tubs.  Joy.  Christmas.

Even if you’re out, you’ll be recording it to watch, hungover, tomorrow.  Come on, admit it.  It’s the Irish way.

If you’ve been missing Anne Doyle… The Saturday Night Show (Sat, RTE1, 21:35)

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The woman  herself is on with Brendan this week, presumably to talk about her new quiz show, Division.

Sure, won’t it be great to just catch a glimpse of her back on our screens?

If you’re making Christmas plans… The Great British Bake Off Christmas Masterclass (Sat, BBC2, 12:00)

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Paul and Mary are on hand with some Christmas recipes for you this weekend, so if you’re trying to figure out how to impress the in-laws this is the show for you.

Or if you’re wrecked on the couch and just want to look at some nice food.  That will work too.

If you were confused by allt he PS4 hullabaloo this week… Charlie Brooker’s How Video Games Changed the World (Sat, C4, 21:00)

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The world of video games can be puzzling if you’re not actually involved in it.

In this programme, Charlie Brooker will examine the massive impact video games have had on the world.  Presumably with sarcasm.  Lots and lots of sarcasm.

If you’re decorating the house… Sister Act (Sun, C4, 17:25)


Bizarrely, there are no Christmas films on this weekend.  There were last week, and the week before, and the one before that, but now that it’s actually December, none.

Worry not though, the songs of Sister Act will provide the perfect background noise for decorating of any kind.

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