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What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday

The telly everyone will be talking about this weekend.

DAILYEDGE.IE ROUNDS UP the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Britain’s Got Talent (Tv3, 8.00pm)

New series. He’s proved he can hold his own, so Declan Donnelly will be going solo to host the live shows for British talent search. However, Ant McPartlin will be joining him for these pre-recorded studio auditions. The usual wide variety of acts, from comedians to contortionists, magicians to martial artists and singers to spoon players, compete to impress returning judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. Whomever the quartet choose to send through to the live stages will then be in with a chance of winning a huge cash prize and a coveted slot at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.

Thor (Channel 4, 9.00pm)

The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh’s fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comics, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins.

The Truth Commissioner (RTÉ Two, 9.40pm)

In the wake of the formation of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive, British diplomat Henry Stanfield is appointed to head a South African-style Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, with the aim of settling any lingering resentments over the thousands of deaths that occurred on both sides during the Troubles. His primary concern becomes an investigation into the disappearance of a teenager 20 years previously. However, Stanfield soon finds there are people in power willing to go to any lengths to suppress the truth. Political thriller, based on David Park’s novel of the same name, starring Roger Allam.


Everyone’s talking about: Love Island

There are some big changes being implemented for the upcoming new series.

The Mirror claims that ITV bosses have decided to introduce strict new rules, which include a ban on full nudity and having sex while drunk. The publication also reports that islanders will be giving a handbook, which sets out what they can and can’t do in the villa, as well as advice on sexual intercourse and using protection.



Or flick over for…

Triple 9 (Film Four, 9.00pm) Crime thriller, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson.

Arthur (ITV2, 7.15pm) Comedy remake, starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner.

Alien Resurrection (E4, 9.00pm) Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman.

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