Thursday's TV tips

Thursday's TV tips

Shannon Airport (RTE One, 7pm)

Thursday's TV tips

Behind the scenes at Shannon Airport.

In this edition, the emergency services deal with a suspected bird strike, the airport prepares for a VIP visit and there is a surprise for an unsuspecting hen.


George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Ch4, 8pm)

Thursday's TV tips

New series. The architect extraordinaire is back for another tour of offbeat small builds, from space-saving retreats to reconditioned vehicles, at home and abroad.

He begins by meeting a father and son building an ambitious clifftop retreat and a young architect embarking on his first commission – a garden pavilion for his gran.

Master craftsman Will Hardie sets out to transform the humble beach hut into the most unlikely of holiday getaways, and in Germany, George visits a modern house in a medieval town.


A Week to my Wedding (RTE One, 8.30pm)

Thursday's TV tips

Sinéad Norman and Paul Duffy first met ten years ago when they worked in neighbouring shops in Navan.

Ten years, one baby boy and a stint in Vancouver later, the couple are planning an ambitious festival-style DIY wedding on the grounds of Sinéad’s family home.


Flockstars (UTV, 8.30pm)

It’s time to release the sheep for the final time. Yes, the shepherding competition is reaching its conclusion.

TV presenter Amanda Lamb, Paralympic legend Lee Pearson and dancer Brendan Cole, along with their canine partners Midge, Skye and Hoggy, have all made it through to this stage, and are desperate to win.

Ultra-competitive Cole will be hoping he can double-up by triumphing at this year’s Strictly Come Dancing too – and having seen him in action in this contest, that dream is certainly not beyond his reach.


Reality Bites: F**k Cancer (RTE Two, 9.30pm)

F**k Cancer is a one-hour observational Reality Bites documentary following 2FM DJ and columnist, Louise McSharry, as she is treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and prepares to marry her fiancée, Gordon Spierin.

The programme takes us inside Louise’s world with cameras capturing lots of the big moments of her year as well as Instagram posts, tweets and self-shot video diaries documenting the good, the bad and the ugly of cancer treatment.

From shaving her head to trying on wedding dresses while bald to her hen party and the big day itself, F**k Cancer brings the viewer Louise’s unique dark humour and wry attitude to dealing with a serious illness at the age of just 31 (when diagnosed).

Be prepared for laughter, tears, highs, lows, twists and turns and some irreverent language!


Boy Meets Girl (BBC2, 9.30pm)

This touching comedy continues to gather pace – and new fans. It’s a beautifully written piece of TV, and brilliantly played by Harry Hepple and Rebecca Root.

Once again they pop up as Leo and Judy, who this week accompany each other to an art exhibition, expecting to see a collection of beautiful watercolours.

But when they get there, it becomes clear that they’ve mixed up the days because what is actually on display are rather provocative photographs.


Arbitrage (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2012) Multi-billionaire Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is poised to sell his hedge fund and add to his vast profits.

Unbeknown to all his friends and family, including his wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and daughter Brooke (Brit Marling), Robert has massaged his accounts in order to avoid a lengthy spell in jail for fraud.

Just when it seems like he might get away with his misdemeanour, Robert is involved in a car accident and kills his mistress Julie (Laetitia Casta).

Determined to protect his reputation and ensure the sale of the hedge fund proceeds without delay, Robert calls on a shady acquaintance (Nate Parker) to help him cover up the crime, but a tenacious police detective (Tim Roth) is on his trail and is determined to secure a conviction.


Crumlin (RTE One, 10.15pm)

In the second episode of Crumlin we meet Jessica Hall who is a resident baby on the intensive care unit.

Diagnosed with a fatal heart condition called cardiomyopathy, Jessica’s only hope for life is to receive a heart transplant.


Naked Camera (RTE Two, 10.30pm)

Hidden camera series in which unsuspecting members of the public are accosted by a succession of bizarre characters played by well-known comedians.


Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies (ITV2, 10.50pm)

(2004) Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are two high-achieving roommates who succumb to a severe attack of the munchies.

The duo head off in search of food, but what should have been a simple trip to the burger bar turns into an epic quest.

It may be puerile and predictable – director Danny Leiner’s previous offering was Dude, Where’s My Car – but when it works it’s very, very funny.

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