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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

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

The Late Late Show (RTE 1, 9.35pm)

Joining Ryan in the studio tonight are Colin Farrell, who will be joined with some medal holders from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Also on the show are the Dancing With the Stars finalists Johnny Ward, Cliona Hagan and Mairead Ronan. Other guests include success stories from the Irish at Cheltenham, jockey Rachael Blackmore, trainer Ted Walsh, and Gold Cup champion Paul Townend. Aslan will be performing. 

Beaches (RTE 1, 11.50pm)

If you’re having that kind of Friday night and fancy a late cry, tune into Beaches. Starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, the movie explores female friendship. Starting when they were kids, we join them through their ups and downs as they go through adult life. You’ll be singing Wind Beneath My Wings for days. 

Marley and Me (RTE 2, 9.45pm)

Eh, what the hell RTE. Do you want us to cry tonight? This story about a man and his best buddy dog doesn’t end well, so yes, there will be more tears. It’s still a beautiful story, however. 


Everyone’s talking about… A Peaky Blinders Video game

Yes, it’s happening. According to Digital Spy, production company Endemol have teamed up with Curve Digital and FuturLab to create a console and PC game based on the show’s narrative. 

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Sounds exciting. 


Or flick over for… 

Other Voices (RTE 2, 11.55pm) Beautiful music from Dingle, including recently-split Little Green Cars. 

Iron Man Three (BBC 1, 10.35pm) One of the best ones, I’ll have you know. 

Can I Improve My Memory? (Channel 4, 8pm) Gok Wan, Joey Essex, and Valerie Singleton take on a challenge in which they must memorise hundreds of facts. 

Gogglebox (Channel 4, 9pm) Watch people watching TV. 

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