Thursday’s TV tips

Thursday’s TV tips

Fiorentina v Sevilla – Live! (3e, 7.30pm)

Thursday’s TV tips

A place in the UEFA Europa League Final is up for grabs as Italian side Fiorentina take on the cup holders Sevilla in Florence.

Tommy Martin introduces the action with analysis from Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill.

Commentary from Brian Kerr and Trevor Welch.

Born Naughty? (Channel 4, 8pm)

Thursday’s TV tips

It’s the classic nature vs nurture debate, as consultant paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram and family GP Dr Dawn Harper set out to determine whether bad behaviour in children stems from undiagnosed medical conditions such as autism or ADHD, or if it is a result of the parenting process.

The duo begin by meeting a nine-year-old girl who was excluded from school after threatening to kill other pupils, and a six-year-old boy who is prone to violent temper tantrums.

Ravi and Dawn agree on a diagnosis, as well as a treatment plan. However, the reality of what is causing these youngsters to behave as they do is not always welcome news.

Ireland’s Paramedics (TV3, 9pm)

Thursday’s TV tips

From trips and falls, to collapses and seizures, we meet the diversity of 999/112 calls for help that Paramedic crews face daily.

When a woman suffers an epileptic seizure in her local pharmacy, we see paramedics deal with the situation and transport the patient to hospital.

How mergency calls can change, in the beat of a heart, as we see a man, collapsed by the roadside, lose consciousness and become worryingly unresponsive.

We see an elderly swimmer getting into difficulties when weather condition change and Paramedics are called to the emergency.

The Unemployables (RTE Two, 9pm)

Thursday’s TV tips

In this show, Darren and Jennifer take 19-year-old Andy living in Cavan and 23-year old Dubliner Kristyna, who consider themselves unemployable, under their wings.

They explore why Andy and Kristyna are struggling with employment, put them through their own job-seeking bootcamp and get to work at finding them a job.

The Game (BBC2, 9pm)

Arkady reveals the name of a sleeper agent with lethal connections in the US military, but the team needs to find out what her mission entails.

With her access to American bases, this new contact may be ready to undertake a terrifying attack, but as Operation Glass continues to take surprising turns, Joe and Jim are left wondering whether they can really trust anyone.

Meanwhile, back at the Fray, Bobby spots a chance to rescue his bachelor reputation.

Espionage drama, starring Tom Hughes, Brian Cox, Paul Ritter and Chloe Pirrie.

Angels & Demons (5*, 9.00pm)

(2009) A race around Italy in an attempt to prevent a number of priests being killed by a member of an ancient society, the Illumninati.

If their demands aren’t met, they threaten to detonate anti-matter stolen from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

Cue Tom Hanks reprising his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.

Although coming under fire for not being as charismatic as its predecessor The Da Vinci Code, it does fight a good battle in arguing the case for the Catholic church. A bit of a thought-provoker, don’t settle down to this after a hard day’s work. Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard also appear.

Big Brother (TV3, 10pm)

Thursday’s TV tips

Brand new to TV3, the sixteenth series of the groundbreaking reality show, Big Brother, hits our screens with a brand new bunch of eccentric, entertaining and unique housemates.

Hosted by Emma Willis, the new ‘Timebomb’ theme will see a Mad Men-influenced, '60s-style decor for the new house as part of an upbeat, glamorous, thrilling and mischievous series.

Big Brother will play with time during tasks and have secret missions to create tension in the house.

The Secret World of Tinder (Channel 4, 10pm)

Any singleton looking for romance will tell you that the dating game is a minefield these days.

In an age of strict deadlines and eye-catching headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? One of the options is the speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction.

With the chance to browse an unlimited conveyor belt of willing suitors on your smartphone or tablet, these apps are now becoming the go-to tool to find love, or to simply to hook up.

This one-off documentary explores these online apps and features tales that capture the amusing, heart-warming, but also hazardous moments that make up the modern dating world.

W1A (BBC2, 10pm)

The corporate merry-go-round continues to turn, as the spoof documentary draws to a close.

Primetime Factuality executive David Wilkes turns to Izzy Gould for inspiration in fleshing out the concept for new show One Big Family.

Meanwhile, a new job title as Head of Inclusivity is enough to persuade Lucy Freeman to remain at the BBC, but she faces a new headache in the form of ’viralizing’ Muslim BBC Weather, with a weather-man who seems more interested in his news anchor colleague than becoming a national icon.

Comedy, starring Rufus Jones, Nina Sosanya, Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes.

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Film4, 1.15am)

(2011) Elizabeth Olsen (the lesser-known younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley) stars in this thriller about a woman subjected to abuse while involved in a cult.

She manages to escape and seeks refuge with her sister, but finds the resulting paranoia prevents her from moving on with her life.

As traumatic memories flood back and become more frequent, she is unable to decipher what is real and what are her nightmares.

Its not the easiest of viewing, and given its many layers, could probably do with being watched a couple of times, but the cast work well together under the impressive direction of Sean Durkin.

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