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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

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.

The Place Beyond the Pines (RTÉ 2, 9.30pm)

Ryan Gosling stars in this 2012 crime drama, about a motorcycle stuntman who leaves his job behind after he learns that his ex-girlfriend gave birth to his child without letting him know. The stuntman struggles to stay on the straight and narrow as he tries to reconnect with his son and become a part of his life.

Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

The new series of Brendan O’Connor’s talk-show kicks off with an interview with Majella O’Donnell. Majella’s on the show to discuss the breakdown of her first marriage, and her eventual fairy-tale romance with singer Daniel O’Donnell. She’ll also speak about how she managed to raise hundreds of thousands of euros for charity when she made her breast cancer diagnosis public.

Extraordinary Rituals (BBC Two, 9pm)

A look at the world’s most spectacular and extreme rituals. This episode looks at the way different cultures mark life events on our journey from cradle to grave. It includes a visit to the Brazilian rainforest, where a woman’s family perform rituals to protect her newborn son, by bathing him in medicinal plants and piercing his ears to open his sense to the world. Simon Reeve narrates, as he looks at dating rituals in China and how funerals in Indonesia are costing up to £170,000.

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Everybody’s talking about… Celebrity Big Brother


If you missed it last night, the housemates are Kirstie Alley, Ben Jardine, Chloe Ayling, Dan Osborne, Gabby Allen, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Jermaine Pennant, Natalie Nunn, Nick Leeson, Rodgigo Alves. Roxanne Pallett, Ryan Thomas and Sally Morgan.

We know exactly what you’re thinking. You don’t need to say it.

More celebs are set to enter the house tonight, increasing the chances that someone you’ve heard of is taking part this year.

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Or flick over for…

  • The Big Asian Stand-up (BBC Two, 10.00pm) Nish Kumar hosts the first of two programmes showcasing a new wave of Asian comedic talent from the UK and beyond.
  • Peng Life (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Internet restaurant critic Elijah Quashie – aka the Chicken Connoisseur – hosts a brand new review show. Joined by Professor Green, Elijah decides which form of modern transport is the best.
  • The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Adam Hills, Josh Widdecombe and Alex Brooker are joined by guests Lily Allen and Caitlyn Jenner for a light-hearted review of the last seven days.
  • Sanctuary (RTÉ One, 11.30pm) Larry and Sophie long to be together, but their Down’s syndrome and epilepsy mean the world does everything to keep them apart.
  • Reeling in the Years (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) The stories and soundtrack of 1973.
  • Celebrity Big Brother: A Storm Unleashed (3e, 9pm) Emma Willis opens the doors of the Big Brother house to another group of celeb guests.

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