Bank Holiday Monday TV tips

Here's what to watch on a rainy Bank Holiday.

Bank Holiday Monday TV tips

The Water Horse (TV3, 3.15pm)

When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within.

He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than The Water Horse, the loch's most mysterious and fabled creature! But with the Water Horse growing ten times its size every day, Angus finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new friend a secret.

Two-time Academy Award(r) nominee Emily Watson (1998, Hilary and Jackie; 1996 Breaking the Waves), Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), David Morrissey (The Reaping) and Brian Cox (Running with Scissors) star in this heart warming tale from director Jay Russell (Tuck Everlasting) and written by Robert Nelson Jacobs (Flushed Away).

Millions (2004) (Film4, 7.05pm)

Alexander Nathan Etel and Lewis McGibbon play young siblings Damian and Anthony who, while playing by a railway line, chance upon a bag stuffed with money on the eve of their country’s currency swapping to the Euro.

The money is part of a heist carried out by gangsters anxious to cash in before it becomes worthless, and they’re desperate for it back.

The siblings face two dilemmas.

First and foremost, they must avoid the bad guys, but they also have to get rid of the loot before ’euro day’ arrives, which proves more difficult than they might have imagined.

The two young leads put in tremendous performances among a cast that includes James Nesbitt as their father; Danny Boyle was the director.

IFTA Film And Drama Awards Special (TV3, 9pm)

Hosted by Irish actress and TV Presenter Caroline Morahan, the 12th annual Irish Film and Television Awards honours the finest work produced by Irish screen talent in the past twelve months.

Tonight, TV3 celebrates the best of Irish Film and Drama with an exclusive one hour 'Awards Special', bringing you all the coverage from the star studded ceremony, including all of the winners, and a behind the scenes look at the red carpet style and glamour.

The prestigious ceremony takes place from the Round Room in Dublin's Mansion House.

Rome’s Invisible City (BBC1, 9pm)

Alexander Armstrong is a busy man – he pops up all over the place, from ever-popular game show Pointless to the recent VE Day celebrations.

He’s back on the box tonight with this documentary in which he explores the underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world.

Using 3D scanning technology, he uncovers the lost subterranean world of the Colosseum, as well as the aqueducts and sewers that supplied and cleansed it, and helped run civilisation’s first metropolis and its empire.

Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC2, 9pm)

In December 2013, a little boy in Guinea became the first person to die in a devastating Ebola outbreak that would spread into various African nations.

This documentary examines the response to the epidemic, looking at how and why it was not stopped earlier.

The film draws on the testimony of victims and health workers on the ground, as well as previously unseen footage, to shed new light on what went wrong.

Among those interviewed about the subject are Will Pooley, the British nurse who contracted the disease, and Dr Joanne Liu, president of Doctors without Borders.

Gadget Man (C4, 8.30pm)

New series. Richard Ayoade returns for a fourth series, in which he looks at how technology can be used to make the most of a weekend.

From helping with chores and assisting with a workout, to a night out and the journey home.

TV presenter Steve Jones joins in to review the equipment, before Al Murray and Sara Pascoe arrive to test out gadgets in the pub.

Vicious (ITV, 9pm)

The thing that makes the idea of tuning into Vicious so appealing is the fact that it’s obvious everyone involved is having the time of their lives _ and that joy is infectious.

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have probably, between them, played all the great classical roles, not to mention enjoyed success on screens big and small, but we reckon, if asked, they would probably say that playing bickering couple Freddie and Stuart has brought them the most delight.

The new run begins with a guest appearance by Celia Imrie as Lillian, the wealthy sister of Violet.

The pair haven’t seen each other for years and Violet is worried that Lillian will reveal that her sister has been telling a few little white lies over the years.

Man Down (C4, 10pm)

Greg Davies’ wonderfully silly sitcom returns for a new series.

The last time we saw his alter ego, Dan, he was coming to terms with his father’s death in a well-received Christmas special that managed to raise a smile while providing a tribute to the man who played the crazy patriarch, Rik Mayall.

Despite his absence from the series, Mayall continues to loom large, as Dan spends much of this run attempting to step from out of his dad’s shadow and finally grow up _ a task which is far easier said than done for a fortysomething with the mental age younger than that of the children he teaches.

Meanwhile, his friends Jo and Brian are otherwise occupied with mysterious projects of their own.

Episodes (BBC2, 11.50pm)

Carol throws herself into a new and unexpected romance when she awakens to find she spent the night with a surprising bed partner, and Sean finds his former writing partner Tim won’t go away.

It seems the pair developed a show years ago that bears a striking resemblance to his and Beverly’s new project, The Opposite of Us.

Meanwhile, Matt may have found an answer to his disastrous love life and his financial woes. Comedy, starring Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt LeBlanc.

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