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tv picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

EVERY WEEKDAY lunchtime, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Commonwealth Games (BBC One, 7pm) 

Swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the order of the day in Glasgow this evening. Throw in some diving and you’d be hard pushed to pull us away from the telly. #CommonwealthGames #CWGames 

The Wedding Singer (RTE One, 10.05pm) 


Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this endlessly charming eighties romcom about a wedding singer who’s down on his luck. #WeddingSinger 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Summer Special (Channel 4, 9pm and 10.35pm) 

Missing your Friday night chat shows? Here’s a two-part fix featuring Miranda Hart, Vin Diesel, Rizzle Kicks and the Inbetweeners lads. #ChattyMan


Everybody’s talking about… #Great British Bake Off

Everyone’s favourite soggy-bottomed show is getting a spin off.

Jo Brand will host An Extra Slice when GBBO is back on our screen next month. It will air on BBC2 and will see former contestants and ‘celebrities’ gather to talk about the main show.

We’re not sure about this. Why mess with perfection?

Jo Brand (far right) joins the regulars with Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. BBC BBC


Or switch over for…

  • Valkyrie (RTÉ Two, 9pm) Tom Cruise stars in this tale of a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler 
  • Panic Room (RTÉ One, 11.50pm) Jodie Foster and a very young Kristen Stewart try to protect themselves and their home
  • The Million Pound Drop (Ch 4, 8pm) Perfect ‘shouting at the telly from the couch’ telly
  • Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend (BBC 4, 9.30pm) A look at the rise of the music in the 1970s