Wednesday's TV tips

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

Wednesday's TV tips

Big (Film4, 6.55pm)

(1988) Penny Marshall’s oft-imitated but never surpassed comedy is guaranteed to raise a smile.

Teenager Josh (David Moscow) is ridiculed for his short stature and makes a wish on a fairground machine to become bigger – only to wake up as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks).

Driven from his home by his terrified mother, the bewildered youngster trapped in a grown-up body makes his way to New York, where he rises through in the ranks of a toy manufacturing company, as he applies his youthful enthusiasm to the difficulties of adult life.

His happy-go-lucky nature proves infectious, as his light-hearted capers have a positive effect on all who meet him. Watch out for the famous giant keyboard scene.

Don’t Tell the Bride (BBC1, 8pm)

The Bafta-nominated series, which follows the journey of couples as the groom is put in charge of planning their upcoming weddings, moves from BBC Three to BBC One. The opening edition focuses on bride-to-be Jenni and her fiance Andrew.

Jenni is one of life’s romantics, but her confidence has been knocked by a disability caused by pregnancy.

As her dutiful carer, Andrew’s romantic side seems to have fallen by the wayside as everyday demands take their toll.

However, with three weeks and £14,000 to work with, Andrew is now planning a fun-filled, big top-themed wedding to give them both a break from their troubled lives. Can he pull it off? And will Jennie be happy with the results?

Neven Maguire: Home Chef (RTE One, 8.30pm)

Neven visits Bunratty Castle to learn how the team there prepares and serves two banquets a night for over 300 people. Chicken and Ribs in a secret sauce are served to the guests.

Neven cooks Soufflé Omelette with Smoked Haddock and also delicious Sichuan Peppered Lamb with Spiced Redcurrant Compote.

24 Hours in A&E (C4, 9pm)

The series detailing the work of staff at St George’s Hospital in London continues.

Gerald, a 66-year-old trained lifeguard and polo club official is rushed into A&E, having sustained a serious head wound after a 10-foot fall from his loft down two flights of stairs.

Meanwhile, 55-year-old Beverly is admitted with an open fracture of her right leg after being hit by a car, and an x-ray reveals her lower leg bones must be realigned before surgery.

Finally, Paul, a 39-year-old father-of-three arrives with a nasty cut to his right arm, and complaining that he is unable to move his fingers. Staff believe he may have significant tendon or nerve damage and face a race against time to save the use of his hand.

The Interceptor (BBC1, 9pm)

Phone taps provide the UNIT team with intelligence on a man known only as The Accountant, the mastermind behind a scheme to launder money via Hawala, a traditional Middle Eastern money transfer system based on trust and honour.

Further investigation reveals that Zubin Ray, a broker from a family of honest ’Hawaladars’ became entangled in The Accountant’s plot, and ended up losing the fraudster’s money.

While Cartwright sees this unfortunate turn of events as a chance to make further headway with the team’s investigation, Ash worries that exploiting the error could place the Rays in mortal danger, and seeks a way to keep Zubin and his family safe while taking one step closer to UNIT’s ultimate target. Crime drama, starring O-T Fagbenle.

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords (Channel 5, 9pm)

Documentary highlighting the pitfalls of the buy-to-let system, beginning by introducing Susan and Gary Bailey, who planned to rent out their property in East London, but were too busy to manage the let.

Taking on an agent to deal with tenants, the couple came to realise their newly hired middle-man was a fraudster who had no qualms about barring them from their own home.

Also featured are Lesley and Mark Irwin, who fell foul of a confidence trickster who advertised their home as a rental property, and stole deposits from unwitting victims.

The People's Debate with Vincent Browne (TV3, 10pm)

For the first time in Irish television, TV3's Constituency Debates are taking place in all 40 constituencies in the country, before "live" audiences and the TDs that dare to face an audience of their own constituents.

Also featuring entertainment features, followed by a preview of tomorrow's newspapers.

Tonight the debate will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney covering the Kerry Constituency.

Zaytoun (Channel 4, 12.25am)

(2012) Taking its title from the Arabic word for olive, Zaytoun is a moving drama about the conflict between Israel and Palestine, as seen through the eyes of two characters from opposite sides of the divide.

The film centres on Palestinian refugee Fahed (Abdallah El Akel), who has seen many of the people he loves die during the hostilities. He sells cigarettes in 1982 Beirut but secretly dreams of returning to his village to plant olive tree saplings.

Israeli fighter pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down and captured by Palestinians including Fahed, who has been raised to hate the captive.

Over time the boy forges a surprisingly tender bond with Yoni and they plot a daring escape so that Yoni can help Fahed to realise his goals during an incredible journey across decimated landscapes.

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