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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

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

The Graham Norton Show (BBC One, 10.35pm) 

Tonight Graham Norton’s welcoming Michael Caine, Chris Pine and Rami Malek to his sofa, all of which will be discussing their most recent movie roles. Afterwards, there’ll be a performance by Christine and the Queens, who will play their single 5 Dollars. Then, of course, there’ll be a story or two from the red chair. 

The Late Late Show (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) 

Tonight RTÉ’s Late Late studio will play host to Monthy Python actor Eric Idle, The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle, four time All-Ireland winner Cora Staunton and cancer survivor Shauntella Tynan. Hector hEochagáin will also sit down for a chat about his new travel series where he travels from Siberia to Saigon. Dermot Gavin will also be on to explain while millennials are mad about cacti (spoiler alert: it’s because we’re all too poor to afford properties with gardens). 

The Water Diviner (RTÉ 2, 10pm) 

Four years after the Battle of Gallpoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey to find his three sons who never returned home from the war. When he arrives in Istanbul, he meets others who have suffered losses, a hotelier named Ayshe and her son Orhan, who befriend the farmer, as well as a Turkish officer who fought Connor’s sons in the war, but might now be his only hope in finding out what happened to his sons. 


Everybody’s talking about… Holly Willoughby’s first Bushtucker Trial on This Morning. 

By now, we all know that Holly is easily creeped out and terrified of pretty much every animal. This Morning set up a little Bushtucker Trial to prepare Holly for her stint on I’m A Celeb. She wasn’t into it at all, telling Phillip Schofield: 

I don’t know how the celebrities do this. I’m a little bit worried now, I don’t think I’m gonna – I’m gonna say, “You don’t have to do this! You’re not gonna starve! It’s a telly show, don’t feel the pressure, don’t do it.” 

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Or flick over for…

  • SSE Airtricity League Live (RTÉ 2, 7.25pm) Dundalk FC v Sligo Rovers (Kick off at 7.45pm) 
  • The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4, 8pm) Jo Brand and a panel of celebrity guests reflect on the last week in the tent. 
  • Strictly: It Takes Two (BBC Two, 6pm) Zoe Ball presents the one-hour Friday show, packed with all the backstage gossip and behind-the-scenes action. 
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Sky Arts, 6pm) Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan host the 2018 installment of this painting competition.
  • The Perfect Guy (Virgin Media One, 9pm) Thriller about the troubled love life of a successful career woman. 
  • The People’s History of Pop (BBC Four, 11pm) Series telling the story of pop music through fans’ memories and memorabilia. Tonight looks at 1976 – 1985. 
  • The Zoo (RTÉ One, 7.30pm) Reality show taking viewers behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo. 

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