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What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

Here’s the telly worth staying in for tonight. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Snapper, TV3, 9pm

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive viewing of The Snapper. Sharon Curley, the Spanish sailor, Georgie Burgess and the hard and hairy c-c-c-coconut.

Pull Like A Dog, RTÉ 1, 9.30pm

Pride of Cork The O’Donovan brothers are the focus of this RTÉ special, looking back at the Rio 2016 Olympics which saw the lads win rowing silver, and a place in Ireland’s hearts forever.

George Michael: At the Palais Garnier, Paris, BBC One, 10pm

BBC will broadcast this special show in tribute to the late George Michael, who died on Christmas day. The 2012 gig was the first ever contemporary show performed at the venue. The programme features stage performances and behind the scenes footage.

The Fugitive, RTÉ 1, 12.35am

Harrison Ford stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor on the run after being accused of killing his wife. Worth staying up for.


Everybody’s talking about…

Richard Hammond saying eating ice cream is “gay”. 

What an idiot.

STARI @producerollie @producerollie



Or switch over for…

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (RTÉ 2, 9pm) Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman take Watson and Sherlock to another world
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Channel 4, 12.40am) If you’re still up, this will keep you going
  • Walliams and Friends Christmas Special (BBC One, 11.20pm) Hugh Bonneville joins David Walliams at a later time than originally billed. The show has been moved to accommodate a George Michael special
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special (RTÉ 1, 10.30pm) In case you missed it

Can You Match The Snapper Quote To The Character?