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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Eat Pray Love (RTÉ 2, 9.35pm)

Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of the best-selling memoir of the same name. The film tells the story of when American author Elizabeth Gilbert’s perfect life begins to crumble. Recently divorced and at a major turning point in her life, Elizabeth decides to step out of her comfort zone and travel to Italy, India and Bali on a journey of self-discovery.

Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town (BBC Two, 11.05pm)

Louis Theroux visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each – heroin addiction, sex trafficking and murder. In Huntington, West Virginia, Louis embeds himself in a community that is devastated and stretched to its limits by widespread heroin use. One in ten babies in the city are born dependent on opiates and the fatal overdose rate is 13 times the national average. Louis spends time with both the population of the community who are addicted to heroin and the emergency services struggling to cope with the epidemic.

 The Crystal Maze (Channel 4, 8pm)

Richard Ayoade hosts the classic game show where teams have to try their hand at a number of physical, skill, mystery and mental challenges in the hopes of bringing home winning some crystals. Like Jungle Run, but for adults. Tonight’s team are The London Girls, a group of calamitous gals who the Maze Master can’t keep under control.


Everybody’s talking about… The reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

There’s been mixed reactions to the news of a new series of Buffy, so showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen released a statement on Twitter clarifying that a new series of Buffy would not replicate the Joss Whedon classic.


Or flick over for…

  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Exactly what it says on the tin. The 8 Out of 10 Cats panel play the words-and-numbers quiz with Sean Lock and Miles Jupp.
  • Russia with Simon Reeve (RTÉ 2, 8.25pm) Third and final leg of Simon’s Russian journey that takes him to the illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea.
  • Love Island (3e, 9pm) The end of a nail-biting week in paradise with the big finale getting closer and closer.
  • The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Grime legend and social media sensation Big Narstie hosts an hour of studio entertainment with co-host Mo Gilligan, guests David Haye, Krept & Konan, Rachel Parris and Amelia Dimoldenberg.
  • Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure (BBC 2, 7pm) The bikers continue their journey to Corsica.

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