Wednesday's TV tips

Check out our guide to the best of tonight's TV.

Wednesday's TV tips

Inspector George Gently (BBC1, 8pm)

All good things must come to an end, but that idea won’t make it any easier for Gently to deal with losing Bacchus.

His right-hand man has finally been promoted, which means he will need a new sergeant.

But for now, Gently’s attention is taken by an investigation into the discovery of a female GP’s corpse on the moors.

She suffered from mood swings and motor neurone disease, which makes the detective’s colleagues think she committed suicide, but Gently is convinced she was murdered and her estranged husband becomes the prime suspect.

Feisty WPC Rachel Coles grew up in the area covered by the GP’s practice, and helps with the inquiry _ surely she would make the ideal replacement for Bacchus?

The Consumer Show (RTÉ One, 8.30pm)

In the final episode of the season The Consumer Show the team investigates complaints from consumers about Yourtel Ltd, a telecommunications company offering pre-selection packages on your home landline.

Tadhg Enright meets with consumers unhappy with the selling practices of Yourtel Ltd. From consumers who didn’t realise they were agreeing to a sign up to a contract to those who believe the company is specifically targeting older people, Tadhg finds out what techniques the company is employing to sign up new customers.

Plus, bread has always been staple of the Irish diet. Ella McSweeney reports on what’s in our daily bread and how it’s made.

FILM: Silver Linings Playbook (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2012) After beating up his wife’s lover, teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) is banished to a psychiatric facility for eight months as part of his plea bargain.

He returns home to Philadelphia to live to with his father Pat Sr (Robert De Niro) and mother Dolores (Jacki Weaver), who want their boy to find some stability.

Best friend Ronnie (John Ortiz), whose marriage to wife Veronica (Julia Stiles) has more downs than ups, introduces Pat to his sister-in-law, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence).

She’s a young widow who reacted to her husband’s death by sleeping with all of her co-workers. Pat isn’t interested in Tiffany until he learns she could smuggle a letter to his estranged wife.

In return, Tiffany needs him to train as her partner for an amateur dance competition.

Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC1, 9.30pm)

Kayleigh clambers into the car one morning looking like she’s been dragged through a hedge backwards, and it soon turns out she’s still half-drunk from a wild party the night before.

However, she and John soon have more to worry about when a smelly colleague tries to cadge a lift to work. Sitcom, starring Peter Kay and Sian Gibson, with a guest appearance by Reece Shearsmith.

The Delivery Man (UTV Ireland, 9.30pm)

Former policeman Matthew has had an eventful few weeks in his new career as a midwife, and now he faces another challenging shift when an incognito reality TV star arrives as an emergency and asks him to help hide her pregnancy from the public.

Thanks to Tash’s Facebook updates, however, word soon gets out, so the staff need to come up with a way to trick the paparazzi.

Maternity ward comedy, starring Darren Boyd, Jennie Jacques, Fay Ripley, Paddy McGuinness and Aisling Bea, with Elarica Gallacher.

Murder in Successville (BBC3, 10pm)

Imagine Stella Street with the death rate of Midsomer Murders, and you might just come up with something resembling this new comedy series.

Tom Davis stars as DI Sleet, who works the mean streets of Successville, which is home to some of the world’s biggest celebrities (played by some rising comedy talents).

Unfortunately, it’s also home to some ruthless killers, as each week Sleet has to recruit a genuine celebrity sidekick to help him solve a murder – and the stars have no idea what they are letting themselves in for.

In this opening episode, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing is working the beat as he helps Sleet look into the death of a local restaurateur by the name of Bruno Tonioli.

FILM: Age of Heroes (ITV4, 10.00pm)

(2011) Sean Bean and Danny Dyer lead the cast of this low-budget tale of heroism and self-sacrifice during the Second World War, inspired by real-life events.

Major Jones (Bean) recruits an elite platoon of men to parachute into Nazi-occupied Norway to steal radar technology, which the enemy is using to pinpoint incoming Allied planes.

Hot-headed Corporal Rains (Dyer) worms his way into the unit and he undergoes intensive training before heading behind enemy lines to carry out the dangerous mission.

However, Nazi Commander Teichman (Eric Madsen) and his troops are waiting for the plucky Brits and it becomes clear that they have been double-crossed. With no obvious escape route, Major Jones joins forces with rebel leader Steiner (Aksel Hennie) and hatches a daring plan to race for the border.

Bugsplat! (Channel 4, 10.30pm)

Here’s a one-off comedy that’s flown under the radar, its appearance on our screens has come so out of the blue that even Channel 4’s own press website isn’t promoting it.

But we’re guessing that should the programme turn out to be a hit, a full series will follow. The fact that it’s written and directed by Guy Jenkin bodes well.

Alongside Andy Hamilton, he’s the brains behind Drop the Dead Donkey, Outnumbered and Ballot Monkeys, but here he’s flying solo. The story takes place at UK Drone HQ, where RAF pilots James, Lexi and Peter are based following a stint in Afghanistan.

Their latest task involves hunting for a terrorist, while their commanding officer deals with a PR disaster. Hugh Skinner and Rufus Jones star.

Same-sex Marriage Referendum Debate with Vincent Browne (TV3, 11pm)

Tonight TV3 hosts a lively debate ahead of the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage, hosted by Vincent Browne.

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