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What to watch on TV tonight: Monday

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

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

Fifty Ways To Kill Your Mammy (Sky One, 9pm) 

Irish presenter Baz Ashmawy brought his 71-year-old mam Nancy around the world, challenging her to things like cage swimming with sharks, crocodile wrestling and skydiving. Already pegged as ‘TV gold’ by The Guardian, this pair could be on to a winner. #50WaysToKillYourMammy #50Ways

Gadget Man (Channel 4, 8.30pm)

Richard Ayoade (Moss from The IT Crowd) goes in search of gadgets to make his life easier. In this episoide he’s trying to make wintry weather more bearable. Nerdgasm. #GadgetMan

MTV VMASs (MTV, 9pm) 

Catch the ceremony in all its glory, from that 16-minute Beyoncé performance, to Blue Ivy and Jay Z presenting Beyoncé with an award… and some other stuff not featuring Beyoncé. #VMAS #Beyonce 


Everybody’s talking about… #The Emmys

Cumberbatch versus Freeman. True Detective versus Breaking Bad. Claire Danes versus Robin Wright. The Primetime Emmys take place in Los Angeles tonight so it’s squeaky bum time for all the biggest TV stars.

If you’re wondering how you can watch it live it will be streaming on NBC (you might need to do some internet proxy trickery) while the backstage glamour will be captured and streamed live here.

Arqiva British Academy Television Awards - Arrivals - London PA Wire / Press Association Images Martin Freeman, nominated for Sherlock and Fargo PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images


Or switch over for…

  • Power in the Blood (RTE One, 9.35pm) Documentary looking at the thoroughbred horse racing industry in Ireland. 
  • University Challenge: Class of 2014 (BBC Two, 7pm) A sneak peak at the process of making it onto the telly quiz show.
  • University Challenge (BBC Two, 8pm) You may as well watch the main thing while you’re at it.
  • Closer (TG4, 9.30pm) Julia Roberts and Jude Law star. Damien Rice music soundtracks.