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Monday 18 December 2017

Staying in tonight? Here's the pick of what's on the box

Jon Howe from The Gift
Jon Howe from The Gift

The return of the Champions League, a school bully confronting his past and the rise and rise of children criminals

The Gift

BBC1, 9pm

Matt Baker meets 51-year-old Jon Howe, (inset) who as a boy was the school bully. He is ashamed of the torment he dealt out to one boy in particular -

Simon Pierce - and now wants to find his former classmate to apologise. But will Simon even want to see him, let alone forgive him? Mel Giedroyc hears from 46-year-old Lisa Whaymand, who was diagnosed with leukaemia but survived thanks to a bone-marrow transplant. Now she would like to meet her donor – despite their identities being kept anonymous.

 

Champions League football

PSG v Chelsea

TV3,  7.30pm

Coverage of the opening last-16 first-leg match at the Parc des Princes, between Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea (Kick-off 7.45pm).

This is a repeat of last season’s quarter-final meeting, from which Chelsea sneaked through on the away goal rule after overturning a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.

 

Fair City

RTE1, 8pm

Charlotte plumbs new depths to make Callum believe her lies. Jim uses Jo’s charity event to get one over on Bob.

Damien convinces Orla to let him babysit, but is surprised when it awakens Caoimhe’s maternal instincts.

Katy annoys Laura by contacting Nina for advice.

 

Count Arthur Strong

BBC1, 11.10pm

The last show in the second series of Dubliner Graham Linehan’s well-received sitcom.

After years of plugging away, Arthur finally hits the big time when he gets a job as a TV psychic – only to let the fame go to his head.

Meanwhile, Michael has a rather unique reaction to a tempting job offer, one that causes his health to suffer.

Comedy, starring Steve Delaney and Rory Kinnear.

 

Kid Criminals

Channel 4, 10pm

IN an effort to reduce the number of children in prison, some US states are trying a revolutionary new approach, with shorter sentences and an emphasis on rehabilitation and treatment programmes.

Jason-Caleb Hill was caught breaking into an apartment and stealing a gun.

He could be freed within six months if he completes his course.

Amanda Artyamsoal was involved in a fatal arson attack that made national headlines.

She hopes to be free by her 18th birthday in less than four weeks’ time.

 

 

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