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tv picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Monday

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

EVERY WEEKDAY lunchtime, DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

University Challenge (BBC One, 8pm) 

Round these parts we like to choose sides based on which team has the least number of members who say they’re “reading” a subject. Notions. Also, if you are watching University Challenge and you get more than five right you are automatically a genius. No questions asked. #UniversityChallenge #UniversallyChallenged 

Bridget Jones’s Diary (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

Enormous knickers, turkey curry, Colin Firth evoking the memory of Mr Darcy’s magnificent britches, Mr Titspervert. What’s not to love?  #BridgetJonesDiary #BridgetJones

How to Stop Your Nuisance Calls (Channel 4, 8pm)

A Dispatches investigation into telephone charity fundraising calls. Includes undercover reporters in call centres and a look into the private companies raising money on charities’ behalves. #Dispatches 

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Everybody’s talking about… #Downton Abbey

We’ve gotten a sneak peek at the next series of Downton Abbey, which returns this autumn. Can’t come soon enough if you ask us.

There are new characters (Richard E Grant is joining for one), Mary and Branson’s kids are growing up, and Lady Edith is keeping a secret.

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Or switch over for…

  • Royal Marines Commando School (Ch 4, 9pm) Can they pass the gruelling assault course? 
  • Jigs and Wigs: The World of Irish Dancing (BBC One, 10.35pm) Another chance to see this intriguing documentary
  • Long Lost Family (UTV, 9pm) A woman in her sixties tries to find the daughter she gave up for adoption
  • The Butcher Boy (RTE One, 11.20pm) Black comedy about life in a rural Irish town