Thursday's TV tips

Check out our tips on the best TV to watch tonight.

Thursday's TV tips

The Night Shift (RTÉ Two, 8,05pm)

While Drew hides the injuries he sustained during an Army vs. Air Force mixed martial arts fight, TC and Paul head for a feral hog hunt where a woman named Amy was shot with an arrow and her brother-in-law Henry lost his hand to a wild boar.

As the chaotic hunt sparks traumatic wartime memories, TC realizes that reattaching Henry’s severed hand means retrieving it from the stomach of the wild boar that bit it off.

As Drew confides in Krista about the damage to his own hand, Landry sets Jordan up on a date with Henry’s surgeon, Dr. Todd Richards, as she counsels Ragosa to ease up on his staff after he shuts down their hospital clubhouse, the Tailgate.

Adoption stories (TV3, 8.05pm)

Adoption Stories returns to TV3 for a brand new third season, looking at how so many Irish families have been affected by adoption.

From adult adoptees searching for their roots to natural parents living without their child, the impact of adoption is highlighted through the testimony of those who experienced it first-hand.

In the first episode of the series, we meet Pat McManus who was adopted by an abusive mother and loving but quiet father.

When Pat’s adoptive mother passed away in 2014, he realised that he had been completely written out of her will, making him realise how unwanted he actually was.

Domino’s Pizza: A Slice of Life (Ch4, 8pm)

Observational documentary about life inside the fast-food company, from its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes to the dough factory where vital ingredients for its products are produced.

Cameras follow a host of its employees, including a man who is hoping to be crowned Manager of the Year at an annual awards ceremony, and a branch owner who is about to open his 10th Domino’s restaurant.

Plus, an insight into a contest in which people compete to make a pizza in the fastest possible time.

Stonemouth (BBC2, 9pm)

Fans of cult novels were devastated when Iain Banks, author of The Crow Road and The Wasp Factory, died in 2013, but his work continues to find a new audience – and this two-part romantic mystery, adapted from his bestseller of the same name, should attract a few more converts.

Christian Cooke heads the cast as Stewart Gilmour, who was run out of his hometown of Stonemouth by his girlfriend Ellie’s criminal family, the Murstons.

Now two years on, he’s returning for his best friend Callum’s funeral, and Don Murston (Peter Mullan) makes it clear that he’s still not welcome.

Stewart doesn’t want to leave until he gets to the bottom of Callum’s apparent suicide, but as he digs deeper he uncovers some unsettling secrets and lies.

The Tribe (C4, 9pm)

New documentary series about a rural African tribe, a clan spanning three generations living together in four mud huts in southern Ethiopia, known to their friends and families as the Ayke Mukos.

Led by cantankerous elder Ayke Muko and his two wives, the family have allowed cameras into their homes to share their story.

Now that his health is fading, Akye’s sons intervene to help him carry out his duties to their tribe, at the same time trying to balance their own responsibilities – including some complicated wedding negotiations.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (E4, 9pm)

We’ll be saying farewell to the precinct after tonight’s double-bill, but at least the series is going out with a couple of fantastic episodes.

The first sees Peralta being given the opportunity to work a big case – despite Holt’s concerns that he’s being set up for a fall.

The detective then goes undercover with Santiago when they pose as an engaged couple while trying to catch an identity thief.

Meanwhile, Jeffords attempts to get his twin daughters into a particular school, and Boyle organises a surprise birthday party for Rosa.

Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm)

New series. The show returns for another round of topical laughs and razor-sharp wit, with host Dara O Briain once again asking a panel of comedians to share their irreverent takes on the biggest stories to hit the headlines.

Regulars Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons are also back for more, and are joined in the first edition by James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan and Matt Forde, who will be taking part in a series of stand-up spots and improvised games – all for the amusement of the audience at home.

Snow White & the Huntsman (Film4, 9pm)

(2012) Once Ravenna (Charlize Theron) ascends to the throne, she incarcerates Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in the north tower and plans to attain eternal youth by ripping out her stepdaughter’s beating heart.

Thankfully, the plucky heroine escapes the dungeon and the clutches of Ravenna’s slimy brother Finn (Sam Spruell), and heads into the aptly named Dark Forest.

Ravenna’s magic holds no sway in this enclave so she hires a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down Snow White and deliver the girl to her doom.

However, he too falls under the escapee’s spell and agrees to help Snow White overthrow Ravenna with the assistance of childhood friend William (Sam Claflin) and eight pint-sized former miners.

Gallipoli (RTÉ One, 11.25pm)

Tolly recovers from his injuries and returns to Gallipoli, carrying with him the bullet that almost killed him, given to him by his nursing sister at Cairo.

Tolly thinks it might be a good omen, despite Two Bob’s warning it will bring nothing but bad luck.

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