Tuesday TV tips

Here's what you can look forward to on the box tonight.

Tuesday TV tips

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich (TV3, 7.30pm)

After back-to-back defeats, Arsenal’s worst ever start to a UEFA Champions League season, now the daunting task of Bayern Munich at the Emirates.

The Gunners desperately to at least avoid defeat if they are to keep their hopes alive of reaching the last 16.

Graeme Souness and Kevin Kilbane provide studio analysis with host Tommy Martin.

Commentary from Mark Lawrenson and David McIntyre.

The Taste of Success (RTE One, 8.30pm)

It’s time to see if the contestants can upscale their products for mass production. The three semi-finalists visit Lidl food suppliers all around Ireland. They may need to alter their products after their visits. Will they be prepared to do that?

The products are now as good as they can be but which two will impress the judges to make to the Grand Final?

Mud (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2012) Jeff Nichols’s tender coming-of-age drama set in rural Arkansas follows teenager Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his best friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who live on the river with their parents.

During an expedition to a nearby island, the boys stumble upon a fugitive called Mud (Matthew McConaughey), who is hiding in an abandoned boat.

Mud reveals that he is awaiting the arrival of his girlfriend Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who has a distinctive tattoo on her wrist.

Mud asks Ellis and Neckbone to pass on a message for him. Willingly, the boys are drawn into Mud’s dangerous world of bloodshed and retribution.

River (BBC1, 9pm)

River and his colleagues attend Jackie’s wake and he is surprised to come across her brother Jimmy, who has recently been released after serving 16 years for a brutal murder, in which his sister’s evidence played a key part in securing a conviction.

River’s mental fragility is further strained when he begins to suspect the man he chased to his death was innocent.

He finds himself pursued by the victim’s girlfriend, who realises he is an unexpected ally. Detective drama, starring Stellan Skarsgard.

How Gay is Pakistan? (BBC3, 9pm)

Presenter Mawaan Rizwan sets out to discover what life is like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and even considered to be a disease by some.

Mawaan meets some people who live their homosexual lives openly, despite the constant fears of retribution.

He also explores whether the fears of the country’s gay community are justified, and discovers a fascinating world behind closed doors, where homosexuality is discussed and practised in private more than he ever thought.

**New Series** Angela Scanlon’s Close Encounters (RTÉ Two, 10pm)

In Angela’s new series Close Encounters, Angela spends time with a number of individuals who interest, annoy or intrigue her. Each episode covers roughly one day in the life of each of those individuals, and Angela brings her own sense of fun, warmth and curiosity to all of them.

In the first episode, Angela travels to San Jose in Southern California to meet up with “Sheamus” – the first Irish-born superstar in the world of pro-wrestling. Sheamus’s real name is Stephen Farrelly, and he comes from Cabra on the northside of Dublin.

He has been part of the World Wrestling Entertainment circuit for the past six years, and has held the world championship title on three separate occasions.

Family Guy S14 (3e, 11pm)

Peter prepares for a fight with Liam Neeson, while Lois becomes a class mom and pays more attention to the other children over Stewie.

My Transgender Summer Camp (Ch4, 11.05pm)

This documentary is one of several programme being broadcast by Channel 4 that reveal what it is like to be born in the wrong body.

My Transgender Summer Camp features exclusive access to a controversial American camp for transgender adolescents and their parents. As well as summer fun, the teens face huge dilemmas, including whether or not to start taking hormones to stop the onset of male puberty.

American Dad S11 (3e, 11.30pm)

Chinese businessman Fung Wah informs us that he has purchased the American Dad TV show.

Later, when Stan forgets Francine's birthday, he has her committed to an insane asylum, but eventually comes to regret the decision and tries to help her escape. Unfortunately, things do not go quite as planned.

The Paperboy (Film4, 11.35pm)

(2012) Based on Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel, The Paperboy is a trashy portrait of 1969 swampy, small-town Florida, where newspaper journalist Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) returns to blow open the case of death row inmate Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), who is accused of murdering a local sheriff.

Ward’s younger brother Jack (Zac Efron), media colleague Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) and Wetter’s hilariously trashy fiancee, Charlotte Bless (a scene-stealing turn from Nicole Kidman) help and hinder the investigation as Ward wrestles with his own demons.

Lee Daniels’s film veers wildly from murder mystery to sex comedy, including an unforgettable scene in which a sizzling Kidman urinates on Efron to ease the pain of a jellyfish sting.

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