Today's TV tips

Today's TV tips

DRAMA: Inspector George Gently (BBC1, 8.30pm)

The times, they are a-changing, as Gently and Bacchus realise during their latest case, which looks like a particularly grim and laugh-free episode of Hi-de-Hi.

It’s now 1969 and the permissive society has finally made it to the duo’s patch - or at least to a holiday camp that claims to embrace family values but is in fact a hotbed of sex and betrayal.

Gently and his sidekick are called in to investigate the murder of Meg, a popular, bubbly and talented blue coat at the camp.

Bacchus, meanwhile, decides it’s time he got his own family life back in order by getting more access to his daughter.

FILM: The Adjustment Bureau (Film4, 9pm)

Matt Damon plays David, a US politician hoping to reach the Senate; he’s also fallen for dancer Elise (Emily Blunt), but finds his attempts to get to know her constantly scuppered by a group of mysterious men.

They’re from a suspicious organisation that wants to keep David and Elise apart, but why?

It’s thought-provoking and entertaining, which is no bad thing.

Damon and Blunt and their co-stars Terence Stamp, John Slattery and Anthony Mackie make it well worth a look. Rating: 72%

Don’t Tell the Bride (RTÉ Two, 9.30pm)

Eoin Healy (34) and Stephanie Webb (30) met 10 years ago through an online dating site.

It was love at first sight and after just three weeks Eoin moved from Dublin to Athlone to live with Stephanie and they have been inseparable ever since. They have two little boys Harry (7) and Killian (2).

The couple have very different ideas about their wedding and although they’ve been engaged for a while they’ve never been able to agree on their big day.

Stephanie is the boss in the relationship and runs their house like clockwork. But when she moves in with her mother sparks begin to fly.

21st Century Child (RTÉ One, 10.15pm)

In 2007, RTÉ embarked on a unique experiment when they began to document the lives of a group of Irish children and their families from all over the country and all walks of life.

In this concluding episode, we return a year later to see how things have turned out for the children and their families.

The parents talk about their expectations and feelings around school, their own educational experience and their hopes for their child’s future.

DRAMA: Southland (More4, 11pm)

Today's TV tips

Police officers who patrol the streets of Los Angeles have to put up with all sorts of situations and find themselves in all kinds of danger.

At least they could never complain of a boring day at the office.

As the gritty US drama returns, John Cooper locks horns with Gary Steele, a rookie officer he’s training who has served in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Lydia Adams gets a bit of a shock as she tries to balance the demands of new motherhood with her detective work, and Sammy Bryant is embroiled in a custody battle over his son with his ex-wife.

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