Friday's TV tips

Friday's TV tips

TFI Friday (Ch4, 8pm)

Friday's TV tips

New series. Chris Evans follows up his one-off edition aired in June, with the first of a brand new series of the lively entertainment show mixing music and chat with stunts and skits, proving that the ’farewell-to-all-that’ nature of the previous offering was a little premature.

Despite ongoing commitments to Radio 2 and now BBC Two’s Top Gear, the host has managed to find time to schedule eight new programmes into his diary, and it will be interesting to see whether the unpredictable, wild nature of the former incarnation can be replicated on an ongoing basis.

Next Three Days (TV3, 9pm)

(2010) Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson star in this gripping thriller about a married couple, whose life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

John Brennan (Crowe) and his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks), were happily married and raising a family when their lives fell apart in the blink of an eye.

Lara has been charged with murder, and despite every effort to prove her innocence, the judge sentences her to an extended prison sentence.

Determined to save his wife after the justice system fails her, John seeks the advice of ex-convict Damon Pennington (Liam Neeson), who staged his own daring prison escape, in order to draw up an airtight plan.

Later, John prepares to put his life on the line for the woman he loves, and sets the plan into motion with the knowledge that one false move could be their last. Starring Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson and Elizabeth Banks.

Celebrity Juice (3e, 9pm)

Friday's TV tips

Comedy panel show which sees Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton going up against TV presenter Holly Willoughby to see who knows the most about this week’s celebrity news.

Presiding over the proceedings is the inimitable and outrageous host Keith Lemon.

The Returned (More4, 9pm)

The second series of the French supernatural thriller, starring Clotilde Hesme and Gregory Gadebois.

Six months after the flooding of the valley, only a few inhabitants have decided to remain in the hope of finding their loved ones taken by the Horde.

Still pregnant with Simon’s baby, Adele has a fainting spell and is taken to hospital where the staff decide to induce labour.

Meanwhile, Richard Berg, an expert tasked with finding the causes of the flood, crosses paths with Toni, who has returned from among the dead.

The Late Late Show (RTE One, 9.35pm)

Friday's TV tips

Ryan Tubridy is at the helm as The Late Late Show continues for a record breaking 54th season.

The Wolfman (More4, 10.05pm)

(2010) Almost 70 years after the original film was made, the furry beast runs free again in director Joe Johnston’s nostalgic remake, starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

A man (Del Toro) returns to his homeland to help search for his missing brother, but becomes embroiled in a horrifying mystery that has haunted the village of Blackmoor for years, leading to him falling victim to an age-old curse.

Johnston orchestrates some tense set pieces, with the requisite edge-of-seat jolts and scares in a lively update that fully captures the spirit of the golden age of Universal horror movies.

The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.35pm)

Together on Graham's sofa are Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, starring in dystopian drama The Lobster; comedian and writer Dawn French, talking about her new novel According to Yes; brilliant Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, in the new Lance Armstrong film The Program.

There's also music and chat from the great Rod Stewart, who performs a song from his new album Another Country.

Artsnight (BBC2, 11pm)

Friday's TV tips

For 36 days this year, 150,000 people flocked to Banksy Dismaland attraction in Weston-super-Mare, while Beijing-artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is currently proving hugely popular.

Of course when a piece of arts sells for millions of pounds, it makes some wonder if that’s a positive thing or damaging to creativity.

One of those people being the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz, and in this week’s show, he investigates the booming art market, and chats to collectors, philanthropists and millionaires pursuing their passion for art.

Will also talks to Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk about his idea for a new type of museum, and meets Delfina Entrecanales.

The Tempest (BBC2, 12.35am)

(2010) Director Julie Taymor puts her distinctive twist on Shakespeare’s first play. Prospera (Helen Mirren) is usurped by her brother Antonio (Chris Cooper) and King Alonso (David Strathairn), and is abandoned at sea in a boat with her daughter Miranda.

Left for dead with only meagre supplies, the pair drifts for days, eventually landing on a remote island. Prospera vows revenge and lures Antonio, Alonso and their entourage close to the island where she shipwrecks them, knowing they will swim ashore.

Prospera then scatters the survivors about the island, being careful to separate King Alonso’s son, Ferdinand, from the others. Prospera sees goodness in the boy and hopes that her now grown-up daughter Miranda might fall in love with him.

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