Today’s TV tips

Your daily, spoiler-free guide to what to look out for on the box.

Today’s TV tips

Your daily, spoiler-free guide to what to look out for on the box.

COMEDY: Off Their Rockers (TV3, 8pm)

Proving that age really is nothing but a number, ‘Off Their Rockers’ is a hidden camera series that sees senior citizens turn the tables on unsuspecting members of the public with a host of funny and unexpected pranks.

A band of fearless seniors roam the streets causing mayhem with their irreverent behaviour, brazenly funny sketches and saucy pranks.

Featuring an ensemble cast of gregarious golden oldies, ranging from 67 to 84 years old, our Rockers are determined to have a blast as they grow old disgracefully in this feel good new series.

With a fresh and edgy look, there's nothing old-fashioned about this series.

SPORT: Deadline Day Live (Sky Sports 1, 8pm)

Sky Sports’ ‘Deadline Day Live’ really has made a TV event out of these final hours of the Premier League transfer window.

There’ll be plenty of breathless reporters saying that there’s no official news from the club they’re standing outside yet, but speculating on rumour nonetheless – all through gritted teeth as they stand all in front of rowdy fans determined to make their life as difficult as possible.

Jim White should be on hand to inject as much excitement as possible into proceedings.

It’s all strangely compelling, even when if the actual transfer business fails to live up to the hype.

FILM: The Recruit (RTE Two, 9pm)

Colin Farrell stars as James Clayton in 2003 American-German spy thriller ‘The Recruit’, directed by Roger Donaldson.

Clayton, a computer programming expert at MIT, who is recruited by senior CIA instructor Walter Burke (Al Pacino) to test for the Agency.

After witnessing an extraordinary demonstration of Clayton's computer skills, Burke further tests the intelligence of Clayton with an open puzzle encoded on the sports page of a common newspaper, the solution of which provides Clayton with Burke's telephone number.

Clayton agrees to be recruited, in part, to find information concerning his father who he suspects was a CIA operative that disappeared when Clayton was a child.

CHAT: Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Martin Kemp (UTV, 9pm)

Martin Kemp’s done rather a lot in his 52 years – enjoyed a lengthy pop life with Spandau Ballet and played iconic villain in ‘EastEnders’.

He even found himself a ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ finalist – but he’s got plenty of other stories to tell.

Like the fact that he almost died thanks to a brain tumour which needed major surgery.

He’ll no doubt be opening up about that terrifying period in his life, but will also be discussing happier times.

He talks of the highs and lows of being in one of the most successful groups to emerge from the New Romantic era, his performance in The Krays (both alongside brother Gary, of course), and the fact that he owes George Michael one, after he helped him with everything from finding a wife (Shirlie Holliman, of 1980s duo Pepsi and Shirlie) to TV work.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm)

It is with open arms then that we welcome back this ’alternative’ review of the week’s events courtesy of comic Adam Hills in this award-winning gang show.

If you’ve not managed to catch this hilarious offering before, the series kicks of with Adam joined as always by his eagle-eyed sidekicks Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, as well as a whole host of sporting and celebrity guests to delve through the talking points of the week, and even tackle some of the awkward subjects many people are too afraid to ask.

Now in its third series, ‘The Last Leg’ was originally aired to run alongside the 2012 Paralympics every night following the main coverage on Channel 4.

This time around, amongst other things, the trio will be chatting about the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, encouraging the audience and viewers at home to ask questions about anything from the week without fear of judgement, and answering those difficult and delicate questions with their own unique hindsight.

It’s going to be very interesting indeed...

NEW ON NETFLIX: Something in the Air

Directed by Olivier Assayas, ‘Something in the Air’ tells the story of a young man's artistic awakening in the politically turbulent French student movement of the early '70s.

In a nod to his earlier film ‘Cold Water’, Assayas' surrogate Gilles (Clement Metayer) is a graduating high school student in Paris deeply involved in the counterculture of the time.

While Gilles begins to realize that his interests lie more in the revolutions in music and art, he finds himself pulled into ever more dangerous political protests by the people around him, especially his radicalized girlfriend (Lola Créton).

Assayas' story celebrates that thrilling, evanescent moment in history when young people could feel revolution just within their grasp.

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