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What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Gone Girl (BBC Two, 10pm)

The 2014 psychological thriller written by Gillian Flynn. A former New-York based writer named Nick has settled in Missouri with his glamorous wife Amy, where they have presented a portrait of marital bliss to the public for nearly five years. When Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, resulting in a media frenzy that causes their marriage to crumble in front of the nation, as America begins to wonder what was going on behind closed doors. 

Hot Fuzz (RTÉ 2, 9.35pm)

High-octane homage to the cop buddy movie genre. A talented London sergeant is transferred to a sleepy village where his over-enthusiastic partner badgers him with queries about car chases and gun fights. As the sergeant insists that real policing is not as exciting as the movies, he begins to notice that the village’s low crime rate is offset by a suspiciously high accident rate. The pair’s investigation reveals the horrible truth about their tranquil rural idyll. 

The X Factor (Virgin Media One, 8pm)

A brand new series of the talent show which searches for music’s next superstar. Simon Cowell introduces his brand new panel of judges, including Robbie Williams, his wife Ayda and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson. Tonight auditions kick off at the SSE Arena in Wembley, with hopefuls performing in front of a live audience.


 Everybody’s talking about… Roxanne’s departure from CBB


Following the scandal with Ryan Thomas, Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett has quit Celebrity Big Brother 2018. A spokesperson from Big Brother confirmed the news to Metro, and stated that the rest of the housemates have been informed of the news.


Or flick over for…

  •  Celebrity Big Brother (3e, 10pm) All of the updates from the last 24 hours in the house.
  • Notting Hill (Virgin One, 9.15pm) Romantic comedy about the relationship between an American movie star and an unassuming British book shop owner.
  • Oblivion (Channel 4, 8pm) Post-apocalyptic sci-fi set in 2077. Earth has been destroyed by an extraterrestrial war and the surviving population have been evacuated to a lunar colony.
  • Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.40pm) A look back at the music and moments of 1981, including the Stardust tragedy in Dublin.
  • Up for the Match (RTÉ One, 9.30pm) Des Cahill and Grainne Seoige present an evening of lively chat and music ahead of the upcoming GAA fixture.

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