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What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline this evening. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

1916 (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) 

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this is the second part of a three part series from RTÉ, looking back at the 1916 Rising. This installment remembers at those caught up in the Rising; rebel fighters, British soldier and civilians.

Source: RTÉ TV Promotions/YouTube

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) 

After last week’s Victoria Coren extravaganza, this time it’s Geri Horner (Geri Halliwell to you and me), BBC newshound John Simpson, footballer Jermaine Jenas and former Eternal ride Louise Redknapp. Watch as they make a hames of various baking tasks under the watchful eyes of Mary, Paul and host Ed Byrne.

One Child (BBC 2, 9pm) 

New three part BBC drama about a woman adopted from China as a child, who returns to the country of her birth to help the mother and brother she’s never met.


Everybody’s talking about… Netflix and Virgin Media, still

Virgin Media in Ireland has said it’s ‘aware’ of an issue which is causing customers’ Netflix streams to be interrupted.

The company says it is investigating, but it isn’t clear who is taking the blame.


Or switch over for…

  • The People’s Debate (TV3, 10pm) Vin B hosts in the Carrickdale Hotel in Louth the run up to the election
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (BBC4, 10pm) Film adaptation of John Boyne’s acclaimed book 
  • 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, pm) A poignant and often harrowing look at a full day dealing with disaster
  • The Restaurant (TV3, 9pm) It’s Dr Eva Orsmond’s turn to impress in Donnybrook’s The Courtyard Restaurant

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