Tonight's TV tips

Tonight's TV tips

ENTERTAINMENT SHOW: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV3, 7pm - 8.20pm)

Ant & Dec are back with the brand new series of their award winning entertainment show, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

In the first show of the new series, Ant & Dec will be joined by global superstar Michael Bublé as the live guest announcer, who will also be taking part in a very special performance at the end of the show.

Ant vs Dec takes the boys to the very edge in another terrifying challenge, plus the lads will be joined by their own TV mini-me’s, Little Ant & Dec who will be mixing with Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet.

Ant & Dec take control of husband and wife team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford as they say, “I’m A Celebrity, Get Out of Me Ear!” and the Supercomputer is back to offer viewers the chance to win a very special prize and of course, one lucky member of the studio audience will be playing to win the contents of a commercial break on the only show on telly that says ‘Don’t just watch the ads – win them!’

GAME SHOW: The Cube: Celebrity Special (TV3, 8.20pm – 9.20pm)

Tonight's TV tips

David Haye tries to intimidate the Cube, while Kian Egan takes some big risks in an attempt to win cash for charity. Do either of them have what it takes to beat the Cube?

It’ll be a dark day indeed if the lovely Phillip Schofield ever finds himself out of a job – he’s one of the most bankable men on telly.

If he’s not bringing us the news and celebrity gossip in the morning, he’s consoling the latest contestant to be beaten by this oversized Perspex box in this win-big, harder-than-it-looks game show.

Of course, plenty of people have come close to clinching that jackpot of £250,000, but only Olympic hero Mo Farah has actually achieved the seemingly almost unachievable. That’s the frustration of The Cube.

All that could change with tonight’s edition, as the Schof returns, and invites a fresh batch of celebrities to take on the challenge.

Boxer David Haye and singer and I’m a Celebrity victor Kian Egan will be doing their bit for charity and attempting to beat The Cube.


CHAT SHOW: The Jonathan Ross Show (UTV, 9.50pm - 10.50pm)

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Jonathan Ross talks with more big names from the world of showbiz.

His guests tonight include Bad Education and Fresh Meat star Jack Whitehall, boy band supergroup McBusted, The Chase host Bradley Walsh and Winter Olympians Lizzy Yarnold and Jenny Jones.

FILM: There Will Be Blood (BBC2, 10.45pm - 1.15am)

(2007) In the early 20th century, ruthless oil prospector Daniel Plainview sets out to control petroleum-rich lands by any means necessary.

His search for oil brings him to a small Californian town, where he presents himself as a caring family man who intends to enrich the entire community.

However, his ambition brings him into conflict with a young preacher who has his own plans for the town.

The film is slow in patches, but director Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic drama is well worth sticking with for leading man Daniel Day-Lewis alone.

His compelling, charismatic performance deservedly won him an Oscar, staying on the right side of hammy yet turning Plainview into a truly fascinating figure.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Kevin J O’Connor, Ciaran Hinds, Sydney McCallister.

RottenTomatoes.com Rating: 91%


FILM: Cop Land (Channel 4, 11.55pm - 1.45am)

(1997) Sylvester Stallone plays the overweight, partially deaf sheriff of the small town that members of a group of corrupt cops have made their home.

They act as a law unto themselves and expect him to turn a blind eye to their illegal activities – something he’s only too happy to do, until an Internal Affairs investigator asks for his help.

When it was announced that Sylvester Stallone was going to appear in this tough thriller alongside such acting heavyweights as Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, many people believed his limitations would become all too apparent.

However, they seemed to have forgotten that this was the man who wrote and starred in Rocky, for which he was Oscar-nominated.

Unfortunately, the film itself isn’t perhaps as exceptional as it could have been, but it’s pretty engrossing nonetheless.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Peter Berg, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Patrick.

RottenTomatoes.com Rating: 73%

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