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What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

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.

Confessions of a Copper, Channel 4, 10pm

This new series features eight esteemed members of the police force spilling their guts on how the force has changed over the past fifty years. The first episode in the three-part series looks at, among other things, the integration of women into the force.  Should make for some compelling viewing.

Die Hard 4.0, RTE, 9.35pm 

Since the original won’t be airing on free-to-air television this Christmas, curl up and make do with the fourth installment of John McClane’s adventures. This one is about cyber terrorism, ooh. Yippee-ki-yay, etc.

Live at the Apollo, BBC 1, 11.05pm 

The 10th (!) series of the popular stand-up showcase kicks off tonight with Sarah Millican serving as master of ceremonies for the evening. She will be joined by Joe Lycett and the ridiculously coiffed Russell Kane.


Everyone’s talking about: Luther US remake

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Luther is one of the most critically acclaimed BBC series of the last few years. So really it was only a matter of time before a US network decided it was time to remake it.

Deadline reports that Fox is developing a remake, which will be written and produced by the original series creator Neil Cross. Idris Elba is on board to produce, but it is not known if he will reprise his role at all.

The original series enjoyed a three-season run on BBC, though Cross has floated the possibility of a movie adaptation starring Elba.

As for people’s reaction to the proposed US remake? A defiant “no thanks”.


Or flick over for…

  • Second Captains Live (RTE 2, 9.30pm) Will Katie Taylor be reinstated to The Good Wall?
  • Prison Families (Tv3, 9pm) Series revolving around Irish families and how they deal with the imprisonment of a loved one.
  • 27 Dresses (E4, 8pm) Guilty pleasure rom-com with Katherine Heigl.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Alan Sugar’s search for a worthy apprentice continues.
  • The Green Fields of Vietnam (RTÉ 1, 11.50pm) Documentary about Irish-born soldiers who fought and died in Vietnam.