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What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

Every lunchtime, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial (Channel 4, 10pm)

A few weeks ago, veteran broadcaster Jon Snow said that smoking skunk left him feeling “bereft” and was worse than being in a warzone. In Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial, a group of volunteers, including Snow, will smoke different strains of cannabis and report the effects. Expect uncontrollable giggling and much spacing out.

Twin Sisters: A World Apart (BBC Four, 10.55pm)

Documentary telling the story of Chinese twins who were adopted by separate families as babies. Alexandra grew up in California, while Lia was raised in Norway. This film follows the pair as they meet for the first time with their respective adoptive families and discover all that they share in common.

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: The Luck of the Irish (TV3, 9pm)

A one-off special of My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding, this programme explores the lives of members of the travelling community in both Ireland and Britain as they celebrate milestone events and more.


Everyone’s talking about… Orange is the New Black

Suffering from Orange is the New Black withdrawals? House of Cards just not cutting it for you? Fear not, as Netflix has announced that the award-winning prison sitcom will return for its third series on June 12th.

The news was confirmed by several cast members yesterday, who seem even more excited than you are.

At this point, not much is known about season three, but Jason Biggs is not returning.



Or flick over for…

  • Let’s Play Darts For Comic Relief (BBC Two, 10pm) Comedians play darts for Comic Relief. Exactly what it says on the tin.
  • Mary Portas: Secret Shopper (Channel 4, 8pm) Tonight, retail goddess Mary Portas tries to rescue a department store. 
  • How to Die in Oregon (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Moving documentary about terminally ill patients in Oregon availing of the state’s “death with dignity” law.
  • Cricket World Cup Highlights (UTV Ireland, 11pm) For all you bandwagon jumpers out there.