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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

This is the telly that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

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DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch (3e, 9pm)

Celebrity Big Brother kicks off tonight, with another group of celebs under surveillance. This year the theme is ‘Eye of the Storm’, whatever that means. All will be explained by Emma Willis tonight, as she reveals which celebs will be locked up in the Big Brother house for the last few weeks of the summer.  Brace yourself for all of the people who will spend the next few weeks asking how any of these contestants could possibly be considered celebrities.

Searching for Mum: Sri Lanka (BBC Two, 9pm)

A two-part documentary following a group of four women adopted in South Asia as they try to trace their way back to their birth families. The first two women are from Sri Lanka. Rebecca is searching for the third time, investigating shanty towns, hospitals and government ministries in the hopes of finding something that will lead her back to her mother, while Ria is returning to Sri Lanka for the first time after living in Scotland for her entire life. All she has is a photograph with a message saying her mother wanted to contact after adoption.

 The Rock (RTÉ 2, 10pm)

The 1996 action film starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris. FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed (Cage) is sent on an urgent mission with a former British Spy (Connery) to help prevent a chemical attack on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, which is being threatened by a man demanding $100 million in war reparations for the families of slain servicemen.

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Everybody’s talking about… The return of Great British Bake Off.

Less than two weeks to go!

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Or flick over for…

  • Diana: The Last 100 Days (3, 9pm) The second of two documentaries focusing on the final days of Princess Diana in 1997.
  • Fleadh TV (TG4, 8.30pm) A showcase of all of the best talent from the trad festival.
  • UEFA Europa League Live (RTÉ 2, 7.30pm) Rosenborg v Cork City (Kickoff at 7.45pm)
  • Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) The stories and soundtrack of 1972: the  year of Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday as well as Muhammad Ali’s Croke Park fight.
  • My £10k Holiday Home (3, 8.30pm) Series in which Julia Bradbury seeks holiday homes for British families for around twice the cost of a family holiday.
  • Ballers (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) New series starring Dwayne Johnson.
  • After the Headlines: Charlie Bird (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) Journalist Charlie Bird revisits some of Ireland’s biggest news stories. Tonight he heads to Donegal to meet people who were at the heart of an extraordinary case in the 1990s.

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