Tuesday’s TV tips

Here's the good stuff on TV tonight.

Tuesday’s TV tips

UEFA Champions League: Porto v Chelsea Live (TV3, 7.30pm)

Chelsea are in Portugal to take on Jose Mourinho’s former club Porto, who he led to Champions League glory in 2004.

Can the Blues maintain their position in Group G of the UEFA Champions League?

Neil Lennon and Kevin Kilbane analyse the action, with commentary from David McIntyre and Mark Lawrenson.

Educating Cardiff (Ch4, 9pm)

One of Year 8 pupil George’s pranks goes too far and damages school property.

It is left to assistant head Mr Whittaker and music teacher Mr Ritter to come up with a suitable punishment and they decide that for three weeks he is going to be the number one backstage helper for the new school drama production.

Meanwhile, Year 11 student Georgia struggles with her maths GCSE exam and it is not clear whether she will get the grades she needs to join her high-achieving boyfriend Tyler at college next year.

Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA (BBC3, 9pm)

One year on from the controversial shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, Reggie Yates travels to the small town to find out how the events politicised a new generation of young activists.

The incident sparked a wave of protests, leading to a series of debates concerning the relationship between law enforcement and African American citizens, and during his stay, Reggie hears the views of members of both black and white communities.

Homes by the Sea (More4, 9pm)

Architectural designer Charlie Luxton returns for a new run of the series visiting seaside properties across Britain, beginning his journey in scenic Cornwall.

Arriving at Padstow in style – on a lobster boat – he heads to the picturesque village of Portloe to meet a couple living in a contemporary home on the cliffs above a former smugglers’ cove.

Among the other highlights on offer tonight are a listed engine house at Porthtowan, a tithe barn in Bude and a 400-year-old converted net loft in the fishing village of Mousehole.

Meet the McDonaghs (RTE Two, 9.30pm)

The final episode of the series sees the biggest moments for the family. Kelly gives birth to her second son and her younger sister, Antoinette, gets married in England.

The McDonaghs travel to England and see Antoinette for the first time in eight weeks. It’s an emotional reunion, as they get ready for the big day.

After the wedding the girls get back to work as Kelly launches her CD and her sister Kathleen gets a chance to take part in a fashion show in front of two thousand people.

The Changing Room (Ch4, 10pm)

Reality shows have featured some odd subjects over the years, from people training to be astronauts in Channel 4’s Space Cadets (it was all a joke) and groups of people watching telly in the hugely popular Gogglebox.

This fly-on-the-changing-room-wall documentary, which follows the assorted dramas within the fitting rooms of House of Fraser, New Look, H&M, Monsoon, River Island and House of CB, is strangely watchable – but catch it while you can as this is the last episode of a short run.

Carissa needs a dress to pull a man at her best friend’s wedding, while Sisi, Talyor and Leema seek show-stopping holiday outfits.

Goth girls Gracie and Laura step out from the dark side to embrace some colour, and Henry shows Kyle the key to masculine dressing.

Later Live – with Jools Holland (BBC2, 11.45pm)

Toronto-based the Weeknd – aka singer-songwriter and producer Abel Tesfaye - performs a track from his new LP Beauty Behind the Madness, and former Pink Floyd guitarist and songwriter David Gilmour premiers a song from his fourth solo album Rattle That Lock.

Carl Barat and Pete Doherty’s re-formed indie band the Libertines play a track from their recent third album Anthems for Doomed Youth, and there are appearances by Ukrainian folk quartet DakhaBrakha, and Denver soul group Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

The Day of the Jackal (ITV4, 10.00pm)

(1973) Fred Zinneman takes the helm of this this taut thriller, and adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s best-seller, which follows the efforts of a ruthless assassin as he hatches a carefully crafted plot to pull off the most high-profile hit of his career – the assassination of French leader Charles de Gaulle.

With the authorities on high alert due to previous failed attempts, it seems the killer, codename ’the Jackal’ (Edward Fox) is facing an insurmountable task – but his deadly expertise and cunning keep him one step ahead of his pursuers, until the fateful day when he finally gets the statesman in his telescopic sights...

Family Guy S14 (3e, 11pm)

Joe decides to embrace life by quitting his job with the police and taking the guys on a road trip to Niagra Falls, where he makes an unexpected decision.

Serenity (Film4, 11.25pm)

(2005) This film version of Joss Whedon’s futuristic sci-fi TV series Firefly is a slickly written and entertaining romp bears all of the hallmarks of an old-fashioned Star Trek episode.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) ekes out a living carrying out transport-for-hire aboard his ship Serenity.

When Mal takes on two passengers – young doctor Simon (Sean Maher) and his telepathic sister River (Summer Glau) – he suddenly finds himself in trouble.

River possesses dark and dangerous secrets about the all-powerful Universal Alliance, buried deep in her fractured subconscious. If those secrets were ever to be revealed, the fate of entire worlds could be at stake.

The Alliance dispatches The Operative to retrieve River by any means necessary – even if that means killing Mal and his loved ones.

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