Tuesday’s TV tips

Tuesday’s TV tips

England v Switzerland (ITV, ko 7.45pm)

England are sitting pretty at the top of this group, and it would be a major upset if they didn’t qualify as winners, but the second-placed Swiss could provide them with their sternest test.


Taste Of Success (RTÉ One, 8.30pm)

This second series of the show for small food businesses has Dáithí Ó Sé on presentation duties, while mentors Martin Shanahan, Domini Kemp, and Catherine Fulvio return to help the contestants vieing for the€100,000 prize and the chance to have their product stocked in Lidl.


The Angels’ Share (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2012) The Angels’ Share is one of director Ken Loach’s most upbeat, crowd-pleasing slices of life.

The emphasis in this bittersweet modern-day fable is on the sweet as community service reprobate Robbie (Paul Brannigan) and fellow attendees Albert (Gary Maitland), Rhino (William Ruane) and Mo (Jasmin Riggins) hatch a hare-brained plan to steal four bottles of the most expensive whisky in the world, rumoured to be worth £1million at auction.

The wastrels already have an eager buyer lined up, who will pay handsomely for the intoxicating nectar, which he will then sell on to his wealthy clients.

All Robbie and his pals have to do is keep their illegal plan secret from their community service supervisor and avoid detection at the highland distillery, where the whisky is under 24-hour guard.


Celebrity Big Brother (TV3, 9pm)

Tuesday’s TV tips

Highlights of all the latest events inside the house as celebrities from the UK and USA take part in the ultimate CBB battle.

Expect excitement and drama from the get go as the Brits and the Yanks come head-to-head in a trial of tasks, challenges and twists.


Pairc Life: Reality Bites (RTÉ2, 9pm)

Tuesday’s TV tips

Stephen Hunt caused a bit of a stir last year when he made disparaging remarks about GAA players’ fitness in comparison with professional soccer players.

For this show, Jacqui Hurley visited the Waterford man during his last season with Ipswich, and compares his fitness regime to that of top GAA players, also delving into the increased sports science being used in the national games.


India: Nature’s Wonderland (BBC Two, 9pm)

The concluding expert of episode of this two-part series has Irish presenter Liz Bonnin looking at how locals in southern India are helping endangered lion-tailed macaques (an animal that can be seen in Fota, Cork; while actress Freida Pinto talks to man who has spent 30 years planning his own rainforest to help preserve his island home.


50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky 1, 9pm)

Another day, another country with new terrifying challenges for Baz and his poor mother Nancy.

They’re in Scandinavia for this episode, getting up to such antics as driving a tank and a dog sled, and going for a spin in a gyrocopter.


An Klondike (TG4, 9.30pm)

Tuesday’s TV tips

New four-part drama series following three Irish brothers making their way from the silver mines of Montana to the Yukon of Alaska for the gold rush of 1895.

Of course, it’s not all plain sailing, and the trio soon find themselves feuding with the local strongman. Familiar faces in the cast include Steve Wall, aka lead singer of The Stunning.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (ITV2, 10.00pm)

(2011) Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is found guilty of slandering a prominent industrialist in his magazine Millennium, edited by on-off lover Erika. With his reputation in tatters, Mikael accepts a commission from the reclusive Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer).

The old man is haunted by the disappearance of his great-niece Harriet almost 40 years ago and he hopes that the discredited journalist will be able to deduce who abducted and killed the teenager.

Taking up residence on the Vanger estate, the hack begins his investigation and he is soon aided by computer expert Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), who has valuable insights to the case. Together, the unlikely sleuths follow the trail of secrets and lies, trusting no one as skeletons tumble out of the Vanger closet.

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