Thursday’s TV tips

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Thursday’s TV tips

I Know What You Did Last Summer (3e, 9pm)

(1997) A year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, four friends reconvene when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. While pursuing who he thinks is responsible for the letter, Barry (Ryan Phillippe) is run over by a man with a meat hook. The bloodletting only increases from there, as the killer with the hook continues to stalk Julie, Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) Starring, Ryan Phillippe,

Freddie Prinze Jr, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Class of 92: Out of Their League (BBC1, 9pm)

The former Manchester United stars known as the Class of ’92 are setting out on a new adventure. Having bought Salford FC, a club seven tiers down from the Premier League, this two-part documentary follows Ryan Giggs, Phil and Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt as attempt to take it to the top. However, the reality of non-league football quickly sinks in as it become clear the former professionals have a lot to learn. Things get off to a flying start on the pitch, only for tempers to flare on the touchline, and when the team drops position, the novice owners face a tough decision.

Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr (Ch4, 9pm)

New series. Leading chef Michel Roux Jr takes eight trainees who are all struggling to find work and sets out to give them the basic skills to cope in a modern kitchen. However, these novices present a unique set of challenges – all have disabilities, including Tourette’s, blindness, Down’s syndrome and autism, and need both the abilities and the confidence if they are to get a job in one of the toughest professions around. Michel begins by assessing their skills but when hopeful presents a microwave curry as his signature dish, what hope is there to train the group up for their first lunch service?

The Last Kingdom (BBC2, 9pm)

Our hero, Uhtred, continues to tread a dangerous path between his Saxon roots and Viking upbringing, as he looks to fulfil his quest to recapture his ancestral lands and play his part in the birth of a new nation. This week, no longer accepted as Saxon or Dane, Uhtred and his best friend Brida are fugitives on the run from his uncle, Aelfric. Finding himself blamed for the wedding massacre, Uhtred pleads his innocence to the unhinged Viking warlord Ubba and his sorcerer Storri. But when his words fall on deaf ears, his only choice is to return to his roots and approach Alfred, who is soon to be crowned as the Saxon king. Can Uhtred win his protection?

Unforgotten (ITV, 9pm)

As the investigation into the cold-case murder continues, the forensic team discovers that the marks on the victim’s body are consistent with known gangland torture methods. With this in mind, Cassie and Sunny question Sir Phillip about his involvement with a prominent East End crime family 40 years ago. Did the businessman or any of the shady associates of his youth have anything to do with Jimmy’s disappearance or murder? Meanwhile, Eric and Claire’s anniversary gets under way. Crime drama, starring Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Trevor Eve and Tom Courtenay.

Reality Bites: Skin Deep (RTE Two, 9.30pm)

Sinead Kennedy gets under the skin of the tattoo phenomenon with this insightful documentary looking at what it is that drives us to permanently mark our bodies with ink.

From tales of “tramp stamps” and “job stoppers” to deeply moving stories of tattoos borne out of grief, Sinead talks to the artists, their customers and the people whose tattoo fever has transformed their life.

The Undateables (TV3, 10pm)

In this episode, Justin, who has tumours on his body and face, and has never been out with a girl before, goes on a first date with Tracey.

Shaine is from Bournemouth. The 31 year old is a prolific amateur poet with a learning disability. He can pen a lady a poem off the top of his head - but finds it hard to pluck up the courage to ask women out.

Carolyne is a striking, bubbly 29-year-old from Greater Manchester who is sick of kissing frogs. She went to sleep one night five years ago and woke up the following morning paralysed from the chest down after a weak blood vessel burst in her spinal cord. A year later, her decade-long relationship with her childhood sweetheart broke down. In this episode she meets a young man called Wayne.

War of the Worlds (5*, 10.00pm)

(2005) While still riding high on the phenomenal success of their last collaboration, the smash hit sci-fi thriller Minority Report, director Steven Spielberg and leading man Tom Cruise joined forces once more for this contemporary retelling of the HG Wells classic. Earth goes to war as an extra-terrestrial invasion threatens the complete extermination of mankind, and as the hapless survivors fight back against the alien aggressors, devoted father Ray Ferrier (Cruise) does everything within his power to protect his young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) and rebellious son Robbie (Justin Chatwin). Cue a series of death-defying encounters, set against a stunning backdrop of effects-laden scenery.

Detectorists (BBC4, 10pm)

The return of Mackenzie Crook’s award-winning comedy drama in which he and Toby Jones star as a pair of eccentric metal detector enthusiasts in search of their hearts’ desire. Andy is considering internet dating – not for him, but for Lance, who is still not over the departure of his ex-wife. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger arrives to tempt the metal detecting club – in more ways than one. Real-life mother and daughter Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling co-star, alongside Gerard Horan and Sophie Thompson.

Rent a Cop (BBC3, 10.30pm)

This observational documentary series follows Sparta Security, a Darlington-based private security firm, run by born-again Christian and former professional boxer Francis Jones, who has given behind the scenes access to himself, his staff and their operations. In the first edition, Francis is hired by a local resident to tackle a motorbike gang who have been riding dangerously in public areas. Francis is also interviewing for a new apprentice to help grow the business, and appoints a young man called Pembow to the role.

The Jerk (ITV4, 12.50am)

(1979) Carl Reiner’s comedy fable sees Steve Martin at his hapless best, playing a dim-witted young white man who is shocked to learn that his black parents are not his biological family. The realisation prompts him to embark on an adventure into the big, wide world and seek his fortune while trying to find his place in life. Amazingly, he manages to create an invention which leads to fame and fortune – but his naive and gentle nature lead to unscrupulous acquaintances taking advantage of him. With sterling support from Bernadette Peters and Caitlin Adams, plus an entertaining turn from veteran actor M Emmet Walsh.

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