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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

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

Des Bishop: Breaking China (RTÉ One, 10.15pm)

This new series follows the Irish-American comedian as he moves to China for a year to learn the language and eventually perform a stand-up show to a Chinese audience. We’ve already had a taster of Des’ appearance on a Chinese dating show – what else is he going to get up to? #BreakingChina

Maia Dunphy’s What Women Want (RTÉ Two, 8.30pm)

In this episode, broadcaster Maia Dunphy explores how Irish women feel about ageing gracefully. She meets women of her own age who are committed to looking as young as possible, through Botox, fillers and treatments like Vampire Facials.

The Takeover (RTÉ Two, 9.30pm)

Two Sligo boutiques are the next to be hit in this business makeover series. Owner Eamonn Cunningham has to make drastic changes to keep the shops afloat – and gets a helping hand from Norah Casey. #TheTakeover

Trending: Irish Lives – My Transgender Journey #TV3trans

transgenderjourney Louise Hannon, one of the transgender people featured in the documentary

Last night’s TV3 special has received much praise for its honest, brave account of the lives of transgender people in Ireland. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland has called it a “powerful and positive” documentary –  if you missed it, watch it here.

Or switch over for…

  • MasterChef (BBC One, 8pm) The UK heats continue. 
  • Parking Mad (BBC One, 9pm) A documentary about the world of parking. Yep.
  • Crisis (TV3, 10pm) New US drama starring Gillian Anderson as a powerful CEO devastated by a kidnapping.
  • The Walton Sextuplets at 30 (UTV, 9pm) The world’s only all-girl sextuplets travel to New York to celebrate their 30th birthday.
  • Mercury Rising (UTV 11.05pm) Bruce Willis protects a boy who cracks a top secret government code. Standard.

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