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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

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.  

The Help (BBC2, 11.05pm)

American period drama looking at life in Mississippi during the 1960s. Emma Stone plays Skeeter, who returns from college dreaming of becoming a writer, but turns the town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families.

This is 40 (E4, 9pm)

Judd Apatow directs a ‘sort-of’ sequel to Knocked Up. Five years since Pete and Debbie watched Debbie’s sister go through a crisis pregnancy, they are facing a crisis of their own. With their 40th birthdays fast approaching, middle-aged suburbia is a source of headaches for the couple. They snipe, snap and dismay at the way their lives have turned out and their kids are caught in the middle, while enduring their own growing pains.

Secret Life of the Holiday Resort (Channel 4, 8pm)

Documentary following Brits taking a break in the sun. The Wades from Southend are hoping to bond via their resort’s all-inclusive entertainment – but will the kids stop bickering? James and Leanne from Preston battle the crowds during the morning stampede for the pool. Just what you need to get you excited if you’ve got a holiday coming up.

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Everybody’s talking about… The new trailer for the return of The Great British Bake Off

It’s almost like a British propaganda video. Brings you right back to the 20th century.

If the video won’t play, you can watch it here.

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Or flick over for…

World Athletics Championships (BBC One, 7pm) Gabby Logan presents coverage of the opening events at The London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Naked Attraction (Channel 4, 10pm) The season 2 finale of the show in which contestants choose a date from an assortment of naked body parts.

The Imelda May Show (RTÉ One, 10.30pm) Imelda May talks to Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, Mundy, Soak and Big Boy Bloater.

The Mighty Celt (TV3, 11.15pm) Northern Irish drama about a boy with a passion for greyhounds.

The Nathan Carter Show (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) Nathan Carter presents while Bronagh Gallagher shows off her soul music credentials and Lisa McHugh swaps country music for rock and roll.


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