Tuesday's TV tips

Tuesday's TV tips

New Series - Firefighters (RTE One, 7pm)

Firefighters rush to the scene of a major fire at a large warehouse in an industrial estate. They need to act fast before the fire can spread to other units and destroy the entire complex.

A fresh batch of 25 new recruits begins the arduous training process to become fully fledged members of Dublin Fire and Rescue. But will they have what it takes to overcome the tough physical and mental demands it puts on them?

And in the heart of the city, paramedics respond to a serious accident when a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a moving Luas tram.

Live UEFA Champions League (TV3, 7.30pm)

Tuesday's TV tips

A semi-final first leg (kick-off 7.45pm). Europe’s leading club competition moves a step closer to its climax.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona were the first two teams to book their places in the last four, and both will fancy their chances of success, as Barca coasted past Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern came back from a 3-1 first-leg deficit to thrash FC Porto.

Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made (BBC2, 8pm)

Tuesday's TV tips

New series. Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey find out about the production of three household staples, beginning with bread.

Gregg visits one of Britain’s largest bakeries, which makes up to one and a half millions loaves each week, where he sees a machine that can bag a loaf in mid-air.

Cherry is at a mill to discover the secret of making the perfect flour and historian Ruth Goodman shows the hidden killers that used to lurk within bread. Continues tomorrow.

No Offence (Channel 4, 9 pm)

Do we really need another new police drama? Well, it if it’s written by Paul Abbott, the man who gave us Shameless and State of the Play, then yes, we probably do.

The darkly funny No Offence is no ordinary crime procedural, so it’s fitting that the characters are no ordinary coppers, led by the very capable but slightly unhinged DI Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), they work some very mean streets, which would leave lesser officers considering a change in career.

However, in this first episode, even these seasoned bobbies are about to be shocked as Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) notices a pattern connecting the deaths of two young women. It seems the team could be dealing with a serial killer, and a third girl has gone missing...

Later with Jools Holland (BBC2, 10pm)

Tuesday's TV tips

Jools presents a performance by FFS, a collaboration by Scots pop-rockers Franz Ferdinand and LA new wave duo Sparks, who have recorded a self-titled album together – and it should be good, as they’ve apparently spent 11 years contemplating it.

They are joined by US band Alabama Shakes, who have just released their second album Sound & Colour, indie-country trio the Lone Bellow and Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr, making his UK TV debut.

Well, there’s arguably no better show to do it on.

Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC3, 10pm)

Nick Helm is already a regular presence on BBC Three, thanks to his acclaimed sitcom Uncle.

However, the channel have clearly decided we’re still not seeing quite enough of him, as we’re now being treated to this promising new series.

The studio-based show sees the award-winning comedian taking us on a helter-skelter ride of stand-up, sketches, audience interaction, songs and poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. In the first episode, the funnyman discusses his dreams.

FILM: Dogtooth (Film4, 2.00am)

(2009) Yorgos Lanthimos’s disturbing portrait of family life is undoubtedly an acquired taste. But once you succumb to the Greek film-maker’s fiercely daring vision, Dogtooth lingers in the memory.

The story unfolds in a secluded compound where a middle-aged father (Christos Stergioglou) and mother (Michele Valley) raise their grown-up son (Christos Passalis) and two daughters (Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni) in a bubble of childhood innocence.

The adults create a new vocabulary for the offspring, reward good deeds with stickers and even convince the youngsters that cats are man-eating beasties to be avoided at all costs.

When father invites work colleague Christina (Anna Kalaitzidou) into the compound to sate his son’s burgeoning sexuality, the balance of power shifts with shocking consequences.

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