Tuesday 12 December 2017

On the box

GUBU TV3, 10pm Part one of two. Documentary exploring the strange political goings-on of 1982, which led to the arrest of a double murderer at the home of the Attorney General.

What began as an attempt by party malcontents to overthrow Taoiseach Charles Haughey (left), ended with the widespread tapping of journalists' phones, wholesale resignations and the unlikely arrest, prompting Haughey to describe the events as "grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented".

kitchen dictator

ramsay's hotel hell

Channel 4, 10pm Gordon Ramsay continues in his mission, and tonight visits the allegedly haunted Cambridge Hotel in New York. John Imhof runs the business like a dictatorship – an approach that is upsetting his staff and sending guests straight for the exits.

confession time


UTV, 7.30pm Paul, Steve and Brian head home after a disappointing night out, but Lloyd stays on and is approached by a gang of lads making racist comments. Meanwhile, Karl rushes to stop a drunken Craig from confessing all to Stella.

spice up your life

the incredible spice men

BBC2, 8.30pm In a new series, chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala set out to show how spices can make traditional food even more delicious.

They begin in Hastings, East Sussex, where they cook Dover sole with lime and ginger, and persuade the owner of a fish and chip shop to give them the run of his kitchen for a couple of hours to add a marinade of turmeric, cumin, coriander, chilli and cloves to his cod fillets.

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