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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
All the telly you’ll be chatting about. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Late Late Show (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) 

Tonight’s one of those occasions in which you may actually consider cancelling plans to stay at home and watch The Late Late Show, because Ryan Tubridy will be joined by the cast of Derry Girls. Entertainment guaranteed, basically. On top of that, he’ll be joined by Jessie Buckley, the Kerry actress that Keira Knightley is obsessed with. Editor Dearbhail McDonald will also have a chat with Ryan, while music will be performed by Mundy and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. 

In the Name of the Father (RTÉ 2, 10.05pm)

Drama based on a true story, telling the story of unemployed Irishman Gerry Conlon, who makes a living as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get sick of him, he flees to England to meet up with a friend. That same night, the IRA bombs a nearby pub and the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. When Gerry returns to Belfast, he’s arrested by police and detained for 15 years for being the prime suspect in the bombing that he had nothing to do with. For a decade and a half, he tries to clear his name from prison.

La La Land (BBC Two, 11.05pm)

A jobbing actress and a struggling jazz musician fall in love and attempt to realise their respective dreams in Los Angeles. However, keeping the wolf from the door without compromising their beliefs proves harder than expected. Starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend. 


Everybody’s talking about… Three Identical Strangers 


Last night the hit documentary finally aired on telly in Ireland and, as expected, it blew viewers away. If you missed out, it’s on All 4. Definitely worth a catch up.


Or flick over for…

  • The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Stephen Merchant for a comic review of the week’s most significant moments, as the UK enters the final month to Brexit. 
  •  European Indoor Championships (RTÉ 2, 6.30pm) Peter Collins is joined by Jerry Kiernan and Jessie Barr for coverage of the European Athletics Indoor Championships from Glasgow. 
  • My Million Pound Menu (BBC Two, 6.30pm) Desperate hopefuls battle for investment to bring their dreams to reality in the food industry.
  • Can’t Stop Dancing (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) Bláthnaid Treacy goes behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars, getting low down from judges, dancers and stars. 
  • Gogglebox (Channel 4, 9pm) The armchair critics share their reactions to This Morning, Baptiste, The Sex Clinic and many more. 
  • Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Sky Arts, 9pm) Murray Lerner and Paul Crowder’s documentary provides a definitive audio-visual record of the legendary British rock band. 

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