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tv picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

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

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

The Great Irish Bake-Off (TV3, 9pm)

TV3′s Irish franchise of UK cake-baking phenomenon comes back for a second slice. It’s the first in the new series, judged by Paul Kelly and Biddy White Lennon. Expect ambitious desserts and tears when it all goes horribly wrong somehow. Which is what we’re all secretly hoping for, really isn’t it? #GIBO

Fearne and McBusted (ITV2, 9pm)

Now that Busted and McFly are combining into the world’s most specific supergroup (guitar-pop boy bands of autumn 2002, anyone?), it was probably inevitable that Fearne Cotton would make a documentary about them. The first part airs tonight and we’re reasonably confident that it will contain hilarious moments. #mcbusted

Vincent Browne: Election Debate Special (TV3, 10pm)

Ireland’s favourite grumpy grandpa brings the European election candidates from the Dublin constituency together and encourages them to swing handbags. There’s bitter competition for the third seat, so expect a few fireworks. Twitter loves VinB. #vinb

Everyone’s talking about: Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful / YouTube

Or more specifically, Billie Piper’s Irish accent in Penny Dreadful. That aside though, the Dublin-filmed show (which premiered here last night on Sky Atlantic) has been pretty well received both here and in the US. Lashings of Victorian noir, some supernatural monsters and the chance of spotting your auntie in the background? Worth checking out.

Or switch over for…

  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Film4, 9pm) Matthew McConaughey! Playing a sexy lawyer!
  • The Supervet (Channel 4, 8pm) Everyone’s favourite Irish vet returns.
  • Derek (Channel 4, 10pm) Ricky Gervais’s successful new comedy.
  • American Gangster (RTÉ One, 9.40pm) Decent gangster flick with Denzel Washington and a killer soundtrack.
  • Hot Fuzz (UTV, 11.25pm) Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do what they do, dressed as policemen.