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Here's what to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

Here’s the telly that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: SIPA USA/PA Images rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Hospital (BBC2, 9pm)

Guaranteed to be a difficult watch, the documentary revealing behind the scenes at the NHS returns for a second series. It’ll pick up with staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on March 22nd, the day of the Westminster terror attack.

St. Mary’s is one of London’s four Major Trauma Centres, so we get to see how the emergency services coped with the major incident. Existing patients needed to be transported to a sister site to give the A&E team more scope to help the victims, which made things even more difficult. This show is guaranteed to be dramatic, if not very sad.

First Dates (Channel 4, 10pm)

Not the American series, not the Irish series and not the celeb edition. Just good old UK First Dates, where it all started. Tonight entrepreneur Russell meets stand-up comedian Kelly and of course, there is a clash in sense of humour. Afterwards, self-confessed nerd Mark tries to charm an archaeologist named Sophie.

Supercharged Otters: Natural World (BBC 2, 8pm)

Cameraman Charlie Hamilton Jones has filmed otters more than anyone else as he has been fascinated with them for twenty-five years now. Through the eyes of three river orphaned otters, he shows us their survival tactics and what he finds so special about these cute little creatures.

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Everybody’s talking about… The new series of Star Trek

Source: CBS News/YouTube

Eleven years after the end of Star Trek Enterprise, CBS are bringing the show back, this time titled Star Trek Discovery. The shows release date has been confirmed as the 24th of September. Will it be enough to satisfy old fans of the show? Will it attract new fans? Time will tell.

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Or flick over for…

Unstoppable (TV3, 9pm) 2010 disaster thriller starring Denzel Washington who has the responsibility of attempting to safely stop a train that is laden with toxic chemicals that could kill many and destroy the environment. Inspired by a true story.

Pull Like A Dog (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) RTÉ replay the hilarious documentary about Irish Olympians, the O’Donovan brothers. The silver medalists charmed the country after winning silver medals and being incredibly laid back about it. This documentary sees them return to their parish after the Olympics.

DIY SOS: The Big Build (TV3+1, 9pm) Home renovation series which tonight looks at June Finlay who suffered a brain infection which left her unable to talk and walk. DIY SOS help to provide her with the facilities she desperately needs to make her house accessible.

Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors (BBC4, 9pm) In a fresh take on Austen, Lucy Worsley traces the houses Jane lived in to show just how much they influenced her work.

Bridget and Eamon (RTÉ 2, 10.40pm) Eamon’s running for a local election. When Bridget resigns as his campaign manager and runs against him, the battle becomes personal.


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