Staying in tonight? Here's what to watch on the box
With Benefits Street, Paul Weller jamming, the launch of Big Brother and the clash of Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, there's plenty to enjoy this evening
Big Brother Launch
TV3 has smartly decided to screen the original reality blockbuster this year, making it widely available in Ireland for the first time since Channel 4 dropped the show in 2011. Emma Willis ushers in another diverse group of fame-seeking individuals who include Dubliner Jade-Martina Lynch, who doesn't believe in monogamy and keeps pet rats
Champions League Live: Bayern Munich v Barcelona
After their humbling at the hands of Barcelona and Mr Lionel Messi last week, Munich will need something resembling a miracle to make a fist of the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich. But if there's anyone who could mastermind the defeat of Barca, it's their former boss Pep Guardiola.
Indeed, for large periods of last week's first leg, Guardiola seemed to have the number of his former club. Tonight he'll have to send out a Bayern side with all guns blazing if they are to stand any chance of reach their third final in four seasons.
Channel 4, 10pm
ONE of the most controversial and talked about documentary series of recent years returns for a second series.
This time the series focuses on Kingston Road on the Tilery Estate in Stockton-On-Tees, an area hit hard by recession and economic decline.
In the first episode we meet the residents and regulars of Kingston Road. Mother of six Julie, her friend Sue and the other women of the street are setting the world to rights on Sue’s doorstep as usual.
Later Live with Jools Holland
Father John Misty
LIVE version of the music programme, featuring performances by artists including UK legend Paul Weller, who’s about to release his 12th solo album, Saturn’s Pattern. Maryland’s Joshua Tillman, better known as Father John Misty, who plays tracks from his acclaimed I Love You Honeybear album and Derry singer-songwriter Soak shares her debut single from upcoming album Before We Forgot How To Dream.
Channel 4, 9pm
Elaine Cassidy in No Offence
ELAINE Cassidy stars as DC Dinah Kowalska in episode two of Paul Abbot’s black comedy cop drama. Deering and her squad lose the serial killer case to Maclaren’s team after Dinah becomes personally involved with Cathy Calvert, the girl who survived the attack.
As recriminations fly, the cops spot a chance to redeem themselves when a lethal new street drug has the locals dropping like flies. Starring Joanna Scanlan, Elaine Cassidy and Colin Salmon.
CHARLIE offers Charlotte a volunteer position in the Community Centre and Charlotte sees an opportunity to make some money for her new business. Kerri-Ann gleans Juliet and Mondo’s true living conditions and Ray suggests to Mondo that they extend their stay in Ireland.
Meanwhile, Shane grows increasingly frustrated with Bob and Neil’s behaviour grows more erratic, but Jackie’s fears over his illness are dismissed as confusion from her meds.