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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

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

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The Big Picture: A Woman’s World (RTÉ One, 9:35pm)

A special documentary examining what it is to be a woman in Ireland today, exposing the obstacles in the way of gender equality. A live studio discussion follows with presenter Miriam O’Callaghan. 

The Day Kennedy Died (RTÉ One, 11.05pm)

On 22nd November 1963, the world stood still when Irish-American President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. The programme includes interviews with the person wrongly accused of killing him, the doctor who tried to save him, and the man who witnessed the assassination when he was six years old. If you’re able to grin-and-bear-it, this fascinating documentary is narrated by Kevin Spacey.

Ireland’s Fittest Family (RTÉ Two, 8pm)

The search for this year’s fittest family is at the quarter-finals stage. Families from Dublin, Laois, Tyrone and Wexford compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000. 


Everyone is talking about…Natalya O’Flaherty  

Irish Spoken Word Poet Natalya O’Flaherty has a brilliant antidote to the internalised misogyny that we carry as young girls.

Watch it and try not to mouth ‘Yaas Queen’ in response to every sentence. 


Or flick over for…

  • First Dates Ireland (RTÉ 2, 9pm) Date vicariously through others.
  • Ireland’s Rich List (RTÉ 2, 9.30pm) If you want a nosy at the lives of the richest 30 people in Ireland.
  • I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here (UTV 9pm) Celebrities in a jungle eating insects, what could be more entertaining?

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