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Lady Mary is not doing well... and 4 other weekend telly picks
Whether you’re staying in or going wild, we’ve got the telly for you.

IT’S AUTUMN NOW which means that telly is getting back to it’s usual self, and you don’t have to feel guilty about staying inside and watching it.

However, most of us have to go out at some point so we’ve got telly that will suit whatever circumstance you find yourself in over the weekend.

If you’re saving your pennies… 80s night on Channel 4 (Fri, C4, from 8)

Channel 4

Tonight Channel 4 is all about the 80s with special editions of several of its programmes.

If you fancy bedding down for a low-cost night in and enjoying some retro-tainement then this is for you.

If you’re in need of brain food… David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of The Vertebrates (Fri, BBC2, 9pm)


This brand new series from the man himself will show us what happened when mammals took over from the dinosaurs.

Get ready to feel smart, people.

If you’re babysitting… Iron Man/Man on Fire (Sat, C4, from 9pm)


If you’re keeping a 12 year old company and their parents are cool with it, why not let them stay up late to watch a film?

This will make you seem super cool, and it’s actually pretty good.

After you’ve put them to bed, stay on Channel 4 to see Denzel in action straight afterwards in Man on Fire.

If you’re feeling nostalgic… She’s the Man (Sat, RTE 2, 17:45)

Cédric Cauchemar

Remember back when Amanda Bynes was a mediocre actress and not a total mess?

Well get ready to travel through time, because we’re going back to those days via teen movie She’s the Man.

It’s based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, you know.

If you’re feeling emotional …Downton Abbey (Sun, ITV, 21:00)


The Downton Abbey Christmas Special was a shocker, so it’s been a long nine month wait to see what the fallout is.

The wait is over!

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