Tuesday’s TV Tips

Tuesday’s TV Tips

Firefighters (RTE One, 7pm)

Tuesday’s TV Tips

The 25 recruits face the most demanding part of their programme to date as they undertake the first day of their breathing apparatus training.

Firefighters rush to the scene of a two car accident and with one of the cars on its side with the driver trapped inside they must work fast to stabilise the vehicle and safely extract the injured party.

Fire crews arrive from across the capital to battle a blaze inside a locked car garage stocked with rubber tyres. Will they be able to get the fire under control before it engulfs the building and spreads to nearby homes?

Live UEFA Champions League (TV3, 7.30pm)

Tuesday’s TV Tips

Bayern Munich v Barcelona (Kick-off 7.45pm). All the action from the semi-final second-leg encounter at the Allianz Arena, as Josep Guardiola’s side entertain his former club with a place in the final at stake.

Munich recorded a stunning 4-0 victory when the sides last met here at this stage of the 2012/13 campaign on their way to lifting the trophy. However, Barca have been in fine form this season and will be desperate to remain in the running for a La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble.

Tommy Martin introduces the action with analysis from Gaizka Mendieta and Mark Lawrenson. Commentary from Kevin Kilbane and David McIntyre

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (5*, 8.00pm)

(2008) This second big-screen outing for the demon antihero is rightfully bigger and bolder than the original, and takes the opportunity to expand upon the universe he lives in.

Still working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy leads the fight against the elf Prince Nuada, who is intent on reawakening an unstoppable robot army and bringing about the destruction of mankind. If that wasn’t enough, Hellboy must cope with a prophecy that he will one day destroy the world, and face the fact that he himself is considered a monster by the very people he tries to save.

Director Guillermo del Toro ups the ante with this ambitious sequel, while Ron Perlman’s charisma shines through beneath the heavy makeup. Also starring Selma Blair, Doug Jones and Luke Goss.

Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Channel 4, 8pm)

In Bradford, West Yorkshire, Michelle is tired of the abode she shares with Andrew.

The bungalow, set in rolling hills, is small and was only supposed to be a temporary home – that was a decade ago. However, Andrew loves this place.

Kirstie tries to convince Michelle to stay by solving her kitchen problem and adding some feminine touches to the decor. Phil, meanwhile, has found a selection of amazing properties to buy – including a bungalow that’s twice the size and a barn conversion with lots of outside space.

No Offence (Channel 4, 9 pm)

Shameless broke records as Channel 4’s longest-running drama series, but could this latest offering from that show’s creator, Paul Abbott, prove just as durable?

Well, we’re only on the second episode of the crime drama, so it’s a little early to make predictions, but Abbott certainly seems optimistic, hinting that future seasons could explore more of the coppers’ personal lives.

It seems there just hasn’t been time to follow the detectives home during this run, because their work lives are just too busy, even though they’ve had to hand the serial killer case over to Maclaren’s (Colin Salmon) team, because Dinah (Elaine Cassidy) became a little too involved with the girl who survived the attack.

However, they are given a chance to redeem themselves when a dangerous new drug starts sweeping the streets.

24 Hours in the Past (BBC1, 9pm)

Actress Zoe Lucker, former Home Officer Minister Ann Widdecombe, impressionist Alistair McGowan, world champion hurdler Colin Jackson, actor Tyger Drew-Honey and presenter Miquita Oliver attempt to cope with the graft and grind of Victorian Britain.

This week our time-travellers endure the painful inequality of the factories that were the powerhouses of the Industrial Revolution.

Amidst the bottle kilns of the Staffordshire potteries, they discover it’s not just the machinery that’s revolutionary.

Big Brother (TV3, 10pm)

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.

Shoot ’Em Up (5*, 10.20pm)

(2007) Clive Owen stars as the mysterious Smith, who delivers a baby and has to protect it from a hoard of armed assassins. Enlisting the help of a prostitute, the unlikely hero sets out to discover why the newborn has been marked for death while blowing enough bad guys to smithereens to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty of fans.

The dialogue is instantly forgetful, the first-rate action sequences more than make up for this minor chink in the armour.

Highlights include skydiving shoot out, a sex scene during a gun battle and a blitz on a maternity ward. However the icing on the cake is definitely the scene in which Owen’s character slays dozens of evil lackeys using guns on strings. Owen looks coolness personified as a slicker-than-average action hero, while Paul Giamatti is decent as the baddie.

Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (3e, 11pm)

Tuesday’s TV Tips

Rylan Clark returns to host BB Bit on the Side, the only place to catch up on all things Big Brother!

If you just can’t get enough of the brand new reality show then tune in for more fun, chat and banter from the House.

Join Rylan for the latest news and reactions from the House, plus a host of special guests each week and live debate in the studio.

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