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What to watch on TV tonight: Monday

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

Jamie's Comfort Food will focus on the ultimate burger this evening.
Jamie's Comfort Food will focus on the ultimate burger this evening.
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EVERY WEEKDAY lunchtime, DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Jamie’s Comfort Food (Channel 4, 8pm) 

Home from Electric Picnic and in need of a cuddle from the telly? Or just need some gravy porn to round off your Monday? Allow Jamie to help. He’ll be doing burgers, mac and cheese and pavlova. #JamiesComfortFood 

21 Up: The New Generation (BBC One, 10.35pm) Filmed since 2000, when they were 7, the kids of 21 Up are now 21 years old. This is the third fascinating documentary looking at how their lives are changing #21Up

Close to Evil (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) 

Tomi Reichental is one of the last Holocaust survivors living in Ireland. At nine years old he was starving to death in the Bergen-Belsen concerntration camp. For this documentary he tracked down 91-year-old Hilde Lisiewicz, an SS guard who was one of those responsible for his captivity. #CloseToEvil 

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Everybody’s talking about… The X Factor versus Strictly

Simon Cowell has lashed out at the BBC over the timing of its hit show Strictly Come Dancing. He’s accused the broadcaster of ‘aggressive scheduling’ of the show, which will clash with ITV’s X Factor at 8pm on a Sunday.

Cowell says there was a gentleman’s agreement in place to ensure that the two shows wouldn’t enter a ratings battle, and that the BBC has gone back on that agreement.

The X Factor returned to tellies on Saturday evening, with a follow up show on Sunday. Many, many straws were being clutched with the number of zany contestants and sob stories ramped up to the maximum. Come back Brucie, all is forgiven!

'No bandage dress' for Winkleman Claudia Winkleman replaces Bruce Forsyth as the permanent host of Strictly Come Dancing Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Or switch over for…

  • University Challenge (BBC Two, 8pm) Test us Jezzer, test us real good 
  • Only Connect (BBC Two, 8.30) Stay tuned after University Challenge for the luminous Victoria Coren in her new slot
  • United 93 (RTÉ One, 11.55) Drama based on the doomed 9/11 flight
  • Inside Dublin’s Gangland (Tv3, 9pm) The Dunne family is at the centre of this documentary looking into the activity of gangs in the capital city and its surrounds.

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