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What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: Eamonn Farrell rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Denis O’Brien: The Story So Far (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

David Murphy looks at the rise of Denis O’Brien, the richest native born Irishman in the world. Filming for this documentary began in May 2017, and Denis O’Brien was invited to contribute to the programme, but declined. It features past interviews with the billionaire and contributions from his admirers and his many critics, including the former CEO of Independent News and Media Gavin O’Reilly, Senator Michael McDowell and Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy.

Airbnb: Dream or Nightmare? (3, 10pm)

A documentary looking at the rise of accommodation booking site Airbnb. While the programme examines some positive experiences that individuals have had with the service, it also shows the danger of opening up your home to complete strangers and the damage that the service is doing to the rental market. The show will investigate claims that Airbnb is pushing up rents, pricing people out of their communities and turning residential areas into tourist zones.

KFC: Inside the Billion Dollar Chicken Shop (Be3, 7.45pm)

A documentary series looking behind the scenes at the UK operations of international fast food giant KFC. Tonight, one of KFC’s marketing experts tries to change the public’s perception of the company’s unhealthy image by exploring a range of new products for the chain to release across the UK and Ireland.


Everybody’s talking about… The mystic pig on This Morning.

After shitting all over the studio, mystic pig Marcus predicted that England would beat Colombia.

Source: This Morning/YouTube


Or flick over for…

  • Ackley Bridge (Channel 4, 8pm) Nas downloads a dating app out of desperation, only to end up getting catfished by pretty unlikely suspect.
  • This is Us (More4, 9pm) New series. Kate, Kevin and Randall celebrate their 37th birthdays, while Jack and Rebecca pick up the pieces.
  • Get Shorty (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Rick struggles with the casting process as Amara considers future film investment opportunities.
  • Love Island (3e, 9pm) The usual drama.
  • Neven’s Italian Food Trails (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) Neven learns how to make the best cappuccino and a Tuscan almond biscuit.

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