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What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

EVERY LUNCHTIME, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

David Attenborough on Jonathan Ross (UTV, 10.20pm)

Everyone’s dream grandpa will be chatting to Wossy about his new nature series, plus hopefully re-enacting some of his excellent commentary for things like the Olympic women’s curling. Oh, and there’s also Mel B and Cheryl Cole (now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) talking about X Factor. #wossy

The Saturday Night Show (RTÉ One, 9.55pm) 

THAT IRISH GUY from TMZ, aka new Xposé host Peter O’Riordan, will be having a chinwag to Brendan O’Connor tonight, possibly with reference to that time everyone in Ireland got really angry with him. There will also be a group of curvy models launching a naked photoshoot. #satnightshow

Doctor Who (BBC1, 8.25pm)

Tonight’s episode is being touted as one of the scariest yet, with the Doctor trapped and Clara on her own facing a menace from another dimension. Relive your childhood days of hiding behind the sofa. Or just enjoy Peter Capaldi chewing up the scenery. Whichever. #doctorwho

Everybody’s talking about: Streaming


US cable behemoth HBO this week announced it would roll out its streaming site, HBO Go, as a standalone service with an individual fee – so subscribers can pay to stream shows like Game Of Thrones online without shelling out for an expensive cable package. Network CBS has followed suit by announcing its own version, CBS All Access.

Essentially, it’s an attack on Netflix. The channels are hoping that their offering will be enough to tempt viewers to pay another fee, and they won’t have to license their shows to multi-channel streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. It’s only in the US for now, but watch this space.

Or flick over for…

  • The X Factor (UTV, 8pm) It’s 1980s week! Wine at the ready.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30pm) Ludicrous costumes, and everyone at home hoping for someone to fall over. 
  • The Knick (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) Another chance to see the first episode of Sky’s new period medical drama.
  • Back To The Future (ITV2, 8pm) Yes, the original. Fetch the flux capacitor.
  • The Leftovers (Sky Atlantic, 11.30pm) HBO’s series about a group of people left behind after a mysterious event continues.

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