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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

Here are the shows and films 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.

World Cup (RTÉ Two, 8.30pm)

It’s Brazil v Columbia in the second quarter final. We can think of worse ways to spend a Friday evening. #BRA #COL #WorldCup 

Falling for a Dancer (TV3, 9pm)

Go back to the nineties with this Irish drama adapted from Deirdre Purcell’s book. Stars Liam Cunningham and a snot-nosed Colin Farrell. And a few rolls in the hay. #FallingForADancer #IsThatColinFarrell

Independence Day (RTÉ Two, 11.35pm) 

TODAY, WE CELEBRATE, OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY! This film is worth it for Bill Pullman’s ‘MURICA’ speech alone. The perfect way to round out the 4th of July. #IndependenceDay


Everybody’s talking about:  #The Secret Life of Students

Last night Channel 4 debuted a show called The Secret Life of Students which documented a group of young peoples’ phone activity as they settled into their first weeks at university.

Their texts, WhatsApps, emails and Google searches pop up on the screen throughout the show as they struggle through the drinking games, lectures and fitting in.


Or switch over for…

  • Father Ted (RTÉ Two, 8pm) Jack is hauled off to the old priests’ home
  • Green Zone (RTÉ One, 11.20pm) Matt Damon takes on Baghdad in this highly enjoyable war thriller
  • Flightplan (RTÉ One 9.35pm) Jodie Foster loses her kid on a plane
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One, 8.30pm) Watch as Gregg Wallace enjoys some puddings
  • James Corden Does Deal or No Deal (Channel 4, 8pm) James Corden and Noel Edmonds in the same room. Some people’s heaven, some people’s hell

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Emer McLysaght

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