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Thursday 17 August 2017

Staying in tonight? Here's what to watch on the box

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in the Series Five of The Walking Dead
Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in the Series Five of The Walking Dead

It's the night before St Patrick's Day - you'd be foolhardy heading out. Stay in and watch one of these instead

THE WALKING DEAD

FX, 9pm

It never stays tranquil for too long in The Walking Dead. While things have quietened down for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the gang since they moved into their new haven, you always get the impression that something bad is just around the corner.

This week installment sees Rick's crew continue to adjust to their new surroundings but some members of the team are finding their lives harder to adjust to than others.
Expect things to go on downward spiral fairly rapidly.

 

POPE FRANCIS – THE SINNER WOULD YOU BELIEVE SPECIAL,

RTE1, 9.35pm

DOCUMENTARY about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Pope, and what shaped him into the leader he is today, as he faces having to hold the differences of the Church together and reform it at the same time.

The programme features interviews with Argentinean Jesuits who once lived with him, and from his friends, contemporaries and former students.

 

CORONATION STREET

UTV, 7.30/8.30pm

KATY tells Linda she won’t be moving to Portugal after all and then realises with horror that she’s missed her first personal trainer exam, so heads to the Rovers to drown her sorrows. On his way to Sinead’s physio session, Chesney wades in and tells Callum to clear off, before helping Katy into her flat.

At the hospital Sinead tries to stand, terrified that she’ll never walk again. Will Chesney be by her side, or have his priorities changed? Elsewhere, Gail urges Andy to leave as soon as Michael’s health improves, Kal and Zeedan enlist Simon’s help with their egg scam, and Emily resolves to get Sean and Billy back together.

 

MOONE BOY

Sky One, 9pm

Martin finds out that every clip played on a TV video out-take show earns £250 – so he and Padraic get hold of a camera and try to film themselves doing something stupid. Meanwhile, the Moone household is bursting at the seams when Fidelma, Dessie and baby Rose move in, leaving Liam at the end of his tether. Chris O’Dowd and David Rawle star. Terry Wogan guest stars.

 

FOOD UNWRAPPED

C4, 8.00pm

Jimmy Doherty travels to the olive groves of Italy to ask locals what they think of some of the extra-virgin oil sold on UK supermarket shelves. He also visits Holland, where insects are being farmed for human consumption, and discovers some tasty facts about these six-legged treats. Kate Quilton heads to Louisiana to reveal the secrets of its famous hot sauce, and asks if drinking a cup of warm milk before bed helps people sleep. Matt Tebbutt uncovers the surprising truth about how much truffle is in truffle oil, and finds out whether wild boar really is wild. Last in the series.

 

LIFE STORIES: IRELAND'S GREATEST BANK ROBBERIES

TV3, 9.00pm

Jim McCabe highlights more of Ireland’s most notorious heists, this time turning his attention to the ‘Athy Gang’s’ bank robbery attempt in 1990 in Emily Square. Plus, an examination of the 2009 robbery of the Bank of Ireland in College Green, Dublin, when more than €7m was stolen in a tiger kidnapping.

 

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