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What to watch on TV this weekend

All the telly to indulge in over the weekend.

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


Up (RTÉ One, 6.35pm) 

Nothing like a good cry of a Saturday evening, is there? Up follows the story of an old man who attaches thousands of balloons to his house so he can fly it to South America, and fulfil his late wife’s dream of exploring the jungle. However, once airborne, he finds he has an unwanted stowaway in the shape of an excitable boy scout. 

Unbroken (RTÉ Two, 9.00pm)

There’s similarly cheery viewing over on RTÉ Two later in the evening, but it does boast a stellar cast with Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson. An Olympic athlete enlists in the US Air Force during the Second World War. When his plane is shot down, he and two crewmates survive for 33 days lost at sea. Worse is to come when they are captured by Japanese forces, and he endures brutal treatment in a PoW camp run by an infamous war criminal. 

Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin Media One, 7.30pm)

If you’re going for something less morose, with more jazz hands, IGT should do the trick. Lucy Kennedy hosts the talent show, with judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne and Denise Van Outen assessing two magicians and a Dublin dance act.

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Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) 

New series. Our fave architect visits some of the most unusual properties around the world, beginning in Sydney with a cave-like hillside home and one of Australia’s most iconic houses.

British Academy Film Awards (BBC One, 9.00pm)

Joanna Lumley hosts the award ceremony from the Royal Albert Hall. Films in the running for awards this year include The Favourite, with nominations in 12 different categories, as well as Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma, A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Vice, Green Book, Cold War, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen Of Scots and Stan & Ollie. Will Barry Keoghan take home the BAFTA for Rising Star?

SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4, 9.00pm)

The four men and four women who have made it to the final stage face their most gruelling challenge yet – a test of their ability to resist interrogation. They are subjected to stress positions, white noise, and relentless grilling, and must prove they have the mental and physical resilience to be worthy of SAS selection. Last in the series.

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Or flick over for…

  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC One, 7.35pm) The competition continues as the remaining eight acts take to the stage for another of the live challenge shows.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (E4, 6.40pm) Superhero adventure, with Chris Evans (both little and large) Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones.
  • Bad Neighbours (E4, 9.00pm) Comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne.


  • Dancing With The Stars (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) It’s Switch Up week!
  • Call The Midwife (BBC One, 8.00pm) Dr Turner opens a new screening clinic for cervical cancer, and one of the first patients is a woman who is about to be married and has never had a period. 
  • First Dates Ireland (RTÉ Two, 11.00pm) Another chance to see this week’s daters.

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