Tuesday’s TV tips

Tuesday’s TV tips

The Ploughing Live (RTE One, 7pm)

Presented by Marty Morrissey and Aine Lawlor, RTÉ One are coming live from The National Ploughing Championships, with 'The Ploughing Live' bringing you an insight into everything that makes it the largest outdoor event in Europe.

Marty, Aine and a team of specialist reporters delve into machinery, livestock, baking, music, dancing, sheep dog trials and of course, the heart of the event, the ploughing competitions that run across all three days.

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (C4, 8pm)

Tonight we meet Middlesbrough property manager Gemma, who was diagnosed with OCD three years ago, and likes her pet chihuahua dogs to wear protective boots around the home.

But now she is determined to challenge her obsession and sets off to help single mum Annia, a self-confessed hoarder in Norwich.

Meanwhile, Dai from south Wales tries to help Michelle in Basingstoke, who shares her overcrowded home with her three rabbits, four rats, one dog and two sons.

Plus, the OCD team take on some dirty bus seats.

The Hairy Bikers’ Northern Exposure (BBC2, 8pm)

After experiencing the exhausting pace of life and the intensity of St Petersburg, the duo head for Finland in the hope of finding a suitable spot to recharge their batteries.

Upon arrival, they immediately fall in love with the tranquil and beautiful lakes and settle in for a little rest and relaxation.

But they don’t sit still for long, as Dave gets hot under the collar when he learns how to enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna experience, while Si whips up a batch of Finnish pastries, before things take a more hectic turn as they ride tanks through the forest, learn about the unusual national pastime of wife-carrying and meet a priest who has decided to give his service a distinctly heavy metal flavour.

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.

New Tricks (BBC1, 9pm)

A skeleton uncovered in the foundations of a swimming pool is identified as a young lottery winner named Cheryl, who was reported missing 17 years ago.

The prime suspects are her fellow quiz team-mates, who won their lucky windfall as part of a syndicate, and while some have put their money to good use, the victim’s boyfriend has fallen on hard times and the media remain convinced he is the prime suspect in her murder.

As allegations of affairs, fights and betrayal begin to surface, the team is left to ponder whether money really is the root of all evil.

The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone (BBC2, 9pm)

Gareth begins the search for Britain’s most entertaining amateur singing group, who must perform a capella – without instruments or backing tracks.

The first four groups sing to stay in the contest, as they aim to impress before a live audience and jury of a capella experts, who will have the final say on who goes through and who is eliminated.

A London community choir, an Essex Gospel group, six Southampton students and a group of female barbershoppers from Portsmouth are those first into the spotlight.

Meet the McDonaghs (RTE Two, 9.30pm)

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In the second episode the McDonaghs continue their family holiday to Appleby Horse Fair in England.

The men get their chance to ride horses in the flashing lane and bathe them in the Eden River. While Antoinette heads out on a Saturday night to see what Appleby has to offer for younger people.

Returning from her holidays, a heavily pregnant Kelly finally gets to realise a childhood dream, by recording her first CD.

She hopes to be able to generate new interest in her music two years after she was on The Voice.

Later Live – with Jools Holland (BBC2, 10pm)

Jools welcome The Maccabees into his studio to perform tracks from their fourth studio album Marks to Prove It, while guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson plays tunes from album Still, and ex-Moloko front woman Roisin Murphy applies her unique style to electro disco in Hairless Toys, her first album in seven years.

Plus, Welsh rockers Stereophonics present material from their ninth studio album, Keep the Village Alive, while Jamie Woon makes his debut on the show with the swinging soul of second album Making Time.

**New Series** Ordinary Lies (RTE One, 10.15pm)

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Drama following the lives of an ordinary group of colleagues and friends as their seemingly small lies spiral out of control.

Set on the shopfloor and in the offices of a motor showroom, this warm, compelling and often humorous series follows the stories of an ordinary group of colleagues and friends who, beneath the fun and banter, are struggling to deal with situations they’re hiding from those around them.

They may see each other every day, but do they really know each other at all?

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (Film4, 1.10am)

(2006) In her teenage years, society princess Diane Nemerov (Nicole Kidman) meets Allan Arbus (Ty Burrell) and they marry.

She learns to work as an assistant to her photographer husband, living through the lens, whether it be a glossy magazine photo or an advertising campaign for a department store.

When Diane meets her neighbour Lionel (Robert Downey Jr), who suffers from a rare affliction (his entire body is covered in soft hair), her creativity is unleashed and Diane begins to see the world from a completely different perspective.

Steven Shainberg’s respectful biopic is a far cry from his whip-cracking battle of the sexes, Secretary, but is blessed with a typically committed and moving performance from Kidman.

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