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What to watch on TV tonight: Easter Monday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

DAILYEDGE.IE ROUNDS UP the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Dave Allen at Peace (RTÉ One, 9.30pm & BBC Two, 9pm)

Aiden Gillen stars as Irish comedian Dave Allen, in this documentary that follows Allen from his childhood and beginnings, to his eventual success as one of Ireland and the UK’s greatest names in comedy. The moving drama looks at how his life and career was shaped by the loss of his father, his brother and half of a finger. Tommy Tiernan, Ian McElhinney, Pauline McLynn, Julian Rhind-Tutt and many other familiar faces also make appearances throughout.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Brussels (Channel 4, 8.30pm)

Richard Ayoade’s back for another series of his hilarious two-day excursions to various cities around the world. This time, he’s heading to Brussels in Belgium, and is joined by Lee Mack. The pair of them will show you everything that can be done during a 48 hour visit to Brussels, from a visit to the iconic Atomium, to all of the best food that’s on offer in the Beglian capital.

Clueless (Comedy Central, 4pm)

The 1995 teen comedy/romance, that stars Alicia Silverstone as an affluent and socially successful teen at the top of her high school’s food chain. Cher tries her hand at everything, from matchmaking to makeovers while facing constant criticism from her step-brother who is played by the ageless Paul Rudd.


Everybody’s talking about… Nicole Scherzinger getting the boot from the X Factor.



X Factor insiders say that Nicole Scherzinger won’t be a part of the judging panel on this year’s show, as Simon Cowell brings in “fresh blood” in the hopes of saving the X Factor from the plummeting ratings. It’s suspected that either Louis Walsh or Craig David could take Nicole’s place. (RTÉ)


Or flick over for…

  •  The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4, 9pm) A survival challenge that sees two groups abandoned at opposite ends of an uninhabited island.
  • Red Rock (TV3, 9pm) Johno refuses to give up until he finds out who is behind Keith’s disappearance.
  • Classic Mary Berry (BBC One, 8.30pm) Mary shows off some of her favourite recipes that have moved in and out of fashion over the years.
  • Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) A look back at the year 1996.
  • Designing Ireland (RTÉ 2, 8pm) Second of a four-part series looking at how migration, invasion and colonisation have affected Irish design.
  • Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs (3, 8pm) Paul O’Grady pays another visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats home to meet some adorable pooches.

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