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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

If you’re not at EP, you can still be entertained.

DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

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The Dark Knight Rises (RTÉ 2, 9.00pm)

Eight years after the reign of anarchy that the Joker inflicted upon Gotham City, Batman (Christian Bale) is forced from exile to save the city on the brink of annihilation. Bane, played by Tom Hardy, is the villian and Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, is Batman’s accomplice.  The 2012 film was directed by Christopher Nolan. 

The King’s Speech (BBC One, 11.05pm)

The winner of 2010′s Academy Award for Best Picture sees George V’s younger son Bertie (Coin Firth) had an uncontrollable stammer. This didn’t really matter until his brother abdicated meaning that Bertie became King George VI. His wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) enlists the help of an unconventional speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush).  

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4, 8pm)

Jo Brand presents the companion show to the GBBO, with unseen footage and an exclusive interview with the eliminated baker. Jo also tests her own baking skills of her celebrity guests with some tricky challenges of her own.

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Everyone is talking about… Sharon Horgan’s big screen directorial debut 

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Sharon Horgan appears to have the Midas touch, with every project she touches turning to gold.

And now the talented Irish writer, actor and producer is now set to turn her talents to directing. 

Focus Features have selected Sharon Horgan to direct the movie version of the novel The New World.

In the book, Jane’s husband Jim has died. But he’s stuck in the afterlife because of a shadowy organisation that he joined which assigned his head to be frozen. Jim learns that eternal life comes with an unexpected price tag. Jane meanwhile tries to get her husband’s head back so he can rest easy.

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If you needed more of an excuse to get excited, the screenplay is by Sarah Ruhl and Olivia Wilde is set to produce the film as well.

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Or flick over for…

  • Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) Every granny’s  favourite man and his wife cross the Suir to the South East to stay at Anam Cara Manor in Wexford.
  • Snow Patrol: The Quay Sessions (3e, 8pm) An intimate acoustic set of new songs and classic hits from Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly.
  • Women’s World Cup Qualifier (RTÉ 2, 5.15pm) At Tallaght Stadium, the Republic of Ireland take on Northern Ireland – it’s a derby match! 

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