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What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday

Here’s the telly that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Matchmaker (RTÉ 2, 9.45pm)

A lesser known installment in the ‘Hollywood comes to Ireland’ genre – but a decent one nonetheless. A ruthless American political aide sets out on a mission to find her boss’s relatives in the rural Irish townland of Ballinagra. She arrives in the middle of a local matchmaking festival, where a wily old Cupid senses the sparks between her and an equally cynical local boy, who has recently returned to the village to write a novel. Starring Janeane Garofalo, David O’Hara, Milo O’Shea and Denis Leary.

The Ray D’Arcy Show (RTE One, 9.45pm)

Deirdre O’Kane and PJ Gallagher discuss their forthcoming St Patrick’s Day comedy showcase in Dublin, while former TDs Áine Collins, John Lyons and former Senator Averil Power speak about life inside and outside the corridors of Dáil Éireann. #RayDarcyShow

Rugbaí Beo - Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons (TG4, 7.15pm)

If you need your rugby fix with no Six Nations this weekend, Máiree Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill presents coverage of Connacht from the 15th round of PRO12 fixtures, which takes place at The Sportsground. Plus, highlights of Ospreys v Munster at Liberty Stadium.


Everybody’s talking about: Pint Baby

An RTÉ Archive of Nationwide from 1997 was released yesterday, and the most famous Irish baby of 2017 features in the background:

You’d best acquaint yourself with the Pint Baby phenomenon, it’s probably going to turn into a giant meme.


Or flick over for…

  • Taken 2 (Channel 4, 9pm) People need to learn not to steal things from Liam Neeson.
  • The Mario Rosenstock Show (RTÉ One, 11.10pm) Few sketches, be grand.
  • Knocked Up (ITV, 10.35pm) A Judd Apatow classic.
  • Match of the Day (BBC One, 10.30pm) All the day’s action from the FA Cup.
  • Testament of Youth (BBC Two, 9pm) Period drama starring Alicia Vikander.

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