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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

If you’re having a quiet one in, there’s a good bit on. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Fault in our Stars (RTÉ One, 9.30pm)

Shailene Woodley plays Hazel, an American teenager with terminal thyroid cancer. She meets and falls in love with another teenager at a patients’ support group and their shared passion of books leads them to Amsterdam. Tissues and chocolate essential.

Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.30pm)

It’s 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were given jail sentences for drug offences, the fight for Civil Rights raged in America, and foot-and-mouth disease struck England’s cattle.

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm)

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show’s version of the word-and-numbers quiz, with Irish comedian David O’Doherty making an appearance.


Everyone’s talking about…Kanye on Jimmy Kimmel

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

Kanye talked love, simulations and Donald Trump.

After a meandering monologue about his support for Trump, Jimmy Kimmel asked Kanye:

Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter. You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?

As you can see, Kanye didn’t really have an answer to that…


Or flick over for…

  • The Crystal Maze (Channel 4, 9pm) Richard Ayoade hosts a group of medical students.
  • Mock The Week (BBC Two, 10pm) Dara O’Briain hosts the comedy quiz shows with regular panellist Hugh Dennis.
  • Love Island Australia (3e, 9pm) Hot Oz folk play love games to win dolla bills.
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One, 9,30pm) Cathy tries to impress her psychologist boyfriend, much to Agnes’ disgust, and Mark prepares to emigrate to Oz.

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