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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: RTÉ rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

My Trans Life (RTÉ 2, 9.30)

Over the course of two years, a documentary film crew followed five young Irish transgender people as they transition. My Trans Life gives a compelling insight into their respective journeys.

The Tower: A Year On – Tonight (UTV, 7.30pm)

It’s been almost a year since the Grenfell tragedy, and this documentary seeks to tell the story of a night in June which will be etched in public memory for years to come. Eyewitnesses reflect on the past and look hopefully to the future.

Twin Towers: The Missing Evidence (3e, 12am)

Conspiracy theories aplenty. Chemist Frank Greening and metallurgist Christian Simensen lend their expert knowledge to debate surrounding the legitimacy of reports emerging from the collapse of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers in September 2001.


Everyone is talking about: The Case Against Adnan Syed



Back in 2014, Sara Koenig brought us Serial – a 12-part podcast series which examined the case against Adnan Syed, a man who was jailed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend back in 1999.

If you’re still fascinated by the case and crave further insight, The Case Against Adnan Syed should do the trick. Created by HBO and Sky, the four-hour documentary will feature interviews with Syed’s family, friends and those closest to the case.


Or flick over for…

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (RTÉ, 10.35pm) It’s harrowing, but you can’t get enough.
  • First Dates (Channel 4, 10pm) It’s a first date in front of a camera, and we’re all obsessed.
  • Homefront (3e, 9pm) Crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder.
  • Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs – India (TV3, 7pm) Dogs need Paul O’Grady and you’ll need tissues.

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