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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.



The Life Before Her Eyes (TG4, 10.15pm)

A suburban wife and mother begins to question her sanity on the eve of the 15th anniversary of a high school tragedy that took the life of her best friend. As she recalls the relationship she had with the deceased, a deeper mystery begins to unravel. Drama based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, starring Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri and Gabrielle Brennan.

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby (RTÉ Two, 7.20pm)

Indulge your inner Aisling with this doc on snazzy hotels. Giles Coren and Monica Galetti work at Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, which is 900 metres above sea level and features a gondola cable car that transports guests a mile through the rainforest canopy. The pair reveal the challenges of delivering the highest standards of experience in the midst of teeming wildlife, mud and moisture, as well as the eco-tourism that is saving thousands of species.

Warcraft: The Beginning (RTÉ Two, 9.20pm)

Conflict erupts between the defenders of a kingdom and an invading horde that has travelled from a dying world. Fantasy adventure based on the best-selling computer game, starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster.

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Dancing With The Stars (RTÉ One, 6.30pm)

Nicky Byrne and Jennifer Zamparelli host the first week of eliminations in the celebrity dance contest. The nerves.

Into The Storm (RTÉ Two, 9.00pm)

A small town is unexpectedly ravaged by a series of devastating tornados. When it emerges that this was merely part of an even larger crisis, the townsfolk flee for their lives as scientists set out to monitor the event, while thrill-seekers risk their lives for the chance to experience a twister close-up. Disaster movie, starring Richard Armitage and Sarah Wayne Callies.

Jack and Dani: Life After Love Island (Virgin Media Two, 10.00pm)

Following the lives of 2018 Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham, beginning as they move in together, get a puppy and visit the Far East. Will the pressures of having a relationship under the microscope prove too much?

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Or flick over for …

  • Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World (Virgin Media Three, 8.00pm) The comedian sets off on a journey through the remote regions of Canada.
  • Gogglebox Ireland (Virgin Media One, 10.30pm) Another chance to see the couch critics’ telly review of the noughties.
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC One, 8.00pm) Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo host the dancing contest, featuring performers from a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, street, ballroom, contemporary and disco, competing for a £50,000 prize and the chance to showcase their skills on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. 
  • Call The Midwife (BBC One, 8.00pm) Lucille treats an elderly hoarder (Annette Crosbie) suffering from a malodorous leg ulcer, and fears that living surrounded by towering piles of rubbish, books and tins of food will have a serious effect on her recovery. 
  • The Commune (BBC Four, 10.00pm) A couple establish a commune in a large house in 1970s Copenhagen, encouraging anyone who wants to escape the outside world to join them and their daughter. A succession of unusual characters pass through the collective, but their supposed utopia looks set to be torn apart by an affair within the group. 
  • Edward Scissorhands (E4, 6.50pm) A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. 

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