Monday's TV tips

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

Monday's TV tips

Selfie (RTE Two, 7.30pm)

In the series premiere of Selfie, social media superstar Eliza Dooley (series star KAREN GILLAN) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie.

But after a workplace mishap goes viral, she quickly realises that being “insta-famous” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and having online “friends” is not the same as having actual friends.

Realizing that her life is only filled with shallow relationships, she enlists the help of her company’s marketing expert, Henry, to “rebrand” her and teach her how to connect with people in the real world.

At first, Henry wants nothing to do with Eliza, who is the epitome of all he deems wrong with the app-addicted world. But soon Henry takes pity on Eliza.

With a few expert tweaks and some help from the effervescent office receptionist, Charmonique, and Eliza’s quirky neighbour, Brynn, Henry can tone down Eliza’s palette, teach her a few social graces and help break Eliza of her instinct to put Internet connection above personal connection.

Made in Chelsea 100th Episode Special (E4, 8pm)

Rick Edwards presents a behind-the-scenes trip down memory lane as the structured-reality show celebrates its landmark 100th edition, featuring interviews with cast members past and present including fan favourites Caggie, Francis and Ollie Locke.

Cheeky chappie Jamie Laing offers an insight into his ongoing relationship misadventures, there’s a sneak peek at Made in Chelsea The Movie, and fresh from her recent trip to Mykonos, Greece, Lucy Watson explains the best way to win any argument.

Gadget Man (Channel 4, 8.30pm)

Who says technology has to be impersonal? Richard Ayoade is in a romantic mood this week, or at least, that’s the plan as panel show regular Katherine Ryan and Friday Night Dinner’s Tom Rosenthal join him to check out gadgets designed to help you with dating.

We’re not just talking smart phone apps either, as the trio road test a £15,000 handbag that displays messages, and a carbon dioxide cooling vest that should ensure you don’t sweat it, no matter how hot the situation gets.

If you’ve already found love, there are also devices to put the spark back into your relationship as Richard and Sanjeev Bhaskar investigate 3D chocolate printing, virtual flowers, and a system that teaches you how to play romantic music on the piano.

The Met (BBC1, 9pm)

Detective John Sandlin investigates when a 34-year-old father is mistaken for another man and stabbed to death outside a pub in central London, while DS Tracey Miller is on the hunt for a sex offender who has been targeting Muslim women in the Brixton area.

Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest event in the Metropolitan Police’s calendar, with 13,000 officers on duty over the August bank holiday weekend, and the pressure is on for them to balance the carnival spirit with keeping the public safe.

Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild (Channel 4, 9pm)

The Grand Designs presenter travels to the foothills of the Andes in Chile to meet a family of five from south London who quit the daily grind to build a new home in the shadow of an active volcano.

Kevin arrives at the site on horseback to discover that Jago and Lucy are still in the process of constructing their new home using bags filled with soil and timber from the local forest, which they transport by oxen.

He is impressed by the structure, but troubled by one key question. Why choose to live next door to a highly volatile volcano?

Collusion (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

In a first television interview, a member of the gang linked to the Dublin Monaghan bombs and many other atrocities reveals that their intent was to foment a civil war – and in that event, they were confident they could “crush the other side”.

Taoisigh Jack Lynch and Liam Cosgrave were met with flat denials when they raised collusion with their British counterparts.

Supported by archive evidence and interviews with senior Irish and British officials of the period, the film reveals that the British Army decided early on it could not fight a war on two fronts and concentrated its efforts on “destroying” the Provisional IRA.

Big Brother (TV3, 10pm)

Hosted by Emma Willis, the new ‘Timebomb’ theme will see a Mad Men-influenced, '60s-style decor for the new house as part of an upbeat, glamorous, thrilling and mischievous series.

Big Brother will play with time during tasks and have secret missions to create tension in the house.

Green Zone (Film4, 10.50pm)

British filmmaker Paul Greengrass creates a breathless two hours of adrenaline-pumping action and political manoeuvring based on the book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Matt Damon delivers a passionate performance as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a soldier with a conscience who vows to uncover the truth behind the rumours of weapons of mass destruction being hidden in the country, but faces danger from all sides.

With excellent performances from supporting cast members Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson, who are clearly relishing their roles as duplicitous political pawns.

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