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What to watch on TV this weekend
All the telly to indulge in over the weekend. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting and talking about this weekend.


Chappie (RTÉ 2, 9.20pm)

Sci-fi thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel. The inventor of a law-enforcement robot is abducted by two small-time criminals who want the robot to work to their advantage – an advantage which will see them net $200 million dollars. But how will it pan out in the end?

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Channel 4, 9pm) 

2017 action thriller starring Samuel L Jackson, Vin Diesel and Toni Collette. Everyone thought Xander Cage was dead, but that’s what the extreme athlete turned government operative wanted them to think. After coming out of exile, Cage faces off against Xiang and his team to recover a deadly weapon known only as Pandora’s Box.

The Voice UK (Virgin Media One, 8pm)

It’s the latest instalment from this series of The Voice UK. Jennifer Hudson,, Tom Jones and Olly Murs turn their back on contestants until they’re sufficiently impressed to push that button and swing that seat.




Dagon’s Den (BBC Two, 8pm)

It’s time for the latest batch of entrepreneurs to face the Dragons. Will Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani be suitable impressed by the idea of a bike taxi service? And how will they take to a new spin on children’s toothbrushes and protein snack bars?

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (BBC Two, 10.30pm)

Starring David Thewlis, Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon, this film tells the story of Bruno – a child growing up in Nazi Germany – who befriends a young Jewish boy across the boundary of a concentration camp.

The Day After Tomorrow (E4, 8pm)

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid, this disaster thriller tells the story of a climatologist’s arduous trek across the States to save his son in New York after all manner of natural disasters threaten to wipe out civilisation. And the worst part? He’s been warning people out of the possibility of this happening. Typical.


Or flick over for…


  • The Ray D’Arcy Show (RTÉ One, 9.50pm) Your standard Saturday night chit-chat with guests Aidan Gillen and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
  • Autopsy: The Last Hours of Amy Winehouse (Virgin Media One, 11.40pm) An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the singer’s death in 2011.
  • The Means War (E4, 9pm) Comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.
  • Football’s Funniest Moments (Sky One, 11.20pm) With interviews from players and pundits, this is a look back at the funniest moments on the pitch.



  • Gogglebox (E4, 10.20pm) People on your telly watching people on their telly.
  • Bridget & Eamon (RTÉ One, 10.30pm) Another chance to catch up with the pair’s latest exploits.
  • The Punisher (Virgin Media One, 9pm) Thriller starring John Travolta.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE One, 6.30pm) Who will be eliminated?

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