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Tim Minchin's orchestral gig... and 4 other weekend TV picks

Whether you’re staying in or going wild, we’ve got the telly for you.

IT’S FRIDAY! HOORAY!  And with Friday, comes planning for the weekend.

No matter what you you’re planning to do, the TV will probably play a part at some stage.

We would hate for you to wast time aimlessly flicking through the channels, so here are some suggestions for what to watch, depending on your situation.

One to watch if it’s just the two of you… Peter Kay night, (Friday, Channel 4, 21:00)


It’s nice to have a laugh when you’re staying in together, and tonight Channel 4 are offering you Peter Kay Live at the Top of the Tower, followed by Peter Kay – Conversation.

It’s a classic gig, even if you’ve seen it before you’re bound to have a giggle.

One to watch if you’re feeling intellectual… America’s Stoned Kids (Saturday, BBC2, 21:10)



Colorado voted last year to legalise the recreational use of cannabis.

This programme heads to the state to see what the current situation is and what impact the law change might have on young people.

One to laze around in front of… The Money Pit ( Saturday, RTE2, 15:10)


The 1986 film sees a young Tom Hanks and Shelley Long watch their dream house turn into their worst nightmare.

It’s fun, and easy on an addled brain.

If you’re staying in with a few mates… Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Saturday, Channel 4, 23:35)

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Composer and performer Tim MInchin performs in a gig which combines music and comedy.

Grand to watch, or even just have on in the background if you have mates over.

One to help you combat the Fear… Clueless (Sunday, E4, 8pm)


You know the songs.  You know the best lines.  You know it all.

The familiarity will ease you into bed on Sunday night.

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