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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

All the telly you’ll be talking about in work tomorrow. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

First Dates Ireland (RTÉ2, 9.30pm)

It’s our favourite time of the week – First Dates time.

Tonight we are in for a whopper show as that yoke from Tallafornia, Phil, returns to the restaurant to give blind dates a second go. He’ll be sat with Ibiza-obsessed Rachel from Wexford, so we’ll have to wait and see if Phil is a changed man. 

Elsewhere, golfer Gary and student Aleks are matched to spend an evening together, but it might not be their first time. 

The Artist (BBC Four, 10pm) 

Oscar-winning movie about a 1920s movie actor who is smitten with a chorus girl he meets by chance, and helps arrange her big break in the film industry.

She rises from extra to headline star, but the advent of sound leaves his career in ruins, as he finds himself unable to adapt to the changing nature of screen acting.

Horrible Bosses (Comedy Central, 9pm)

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realise they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Comedy, starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.


Everyone’s talking about: The Great British Bake Off

We’ve been missing GBBO something fierce, but luckily for us, a star-studded celebrity special is on the way to fill the void. 

Taking to Twitter last night, Channel 4 revealed that The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off is just weeks away from returning to our screens. 

The charity series will begin on Tuesday, March 5 and will include the likes of Russell Brand, Rylan Clarke-Neal, Michelle Keegan and Caroline Flack. 

Also worth mentioning is the fact that Noel Fielding is now blonde. 


Or flick over for…

  • Find Me a Home (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) The show about the housing market returns taking a look at one family who are facing homelessness after their lease is terminated. 
  • The Rotunda (RTÉ2, 10.30pm) Daily life for staff and patients at the world’s longest-running maternity hospital, where an average of 24 babies are born every day. 
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger (Virgin Media One, 7.30pm) It’s not Reeling in the Years but it’ll do. 
  • The Secret Life of the Zoo (Channel 4, 8pm) Two of the young Asian elephants contract the herpes virus, leaving the keepers doing everything they can to save the animals’ lives

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