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Saturday 16 December 2017

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

Mary Portas
Mary Portas

Champions League, the return of the stern Mary Portas and the rolling of heads - there's plenty on the box this evening

Prisoners' Wives

RTE1, 11.10pm

New series. The return of the drama about women struggling to cope while the men in their lives are on the inside. Career criminal’s wife Francesca finds herself at the heart of an escalating gangland war, while Harriet is delighted that son Gavin appears to have forged a friendship with a group of Muslims. But it seems they are not all they appear to be. There are also two new characters – Kim, whose perfect world is turned upside down when her loving husband and the father of her three boys is accused of a terrible crime – and bride-to-be Aisling, exasperated that her repeat offender father is back in jail.

 

Champions league: Man City v Barca

TV3, 7.30pm

Manchester City v Barcelona (Kick-off 7.45pm). Tommy Martin is joined by Kevin Kilbane and Gaizka Mendieta to present coverage of the last-16 first-leg encounter at the Etihad Stadium. The sides also met at this stage last season, when Barca recorded a 2-0 win here thanks to goals by Daniel Alves and Lionel Messi following Martin Demichelis’ sending off, before the same two players struck again in a 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp. Commentary by Trevor Welch and Mark Lawrenso

 

Africa’s Fishing Leopards

BBC2, 8pm

New series. David Attenborough narrates Brad Bestelink’s documentary, which was filmed over the course of 18 months and follows a female leopard and its two cubs living in the wilds of Botswana alongside less-than-friendly lions, wild dogs and hyenas. The competition for

food is tough, and the cats have to learn the new skill of fishing if they are to have any chance of survival.

Mary Portas: Secret Shopper

Channel 4, 8pm

New series. The retail guru works with four businesses to help improve the quality of their customer service. At a family-run convenience store in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, she’s shocked to see how staff behave when they don’t know they’re being filmed. Too much clowning around and out-of-date food on the shelves.

Game of Thrones’ Greatest Moments

Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Ahead of the return of the show on April 13, this programme counts down the 20 most

thrilling moments from the fantasy drama based on George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Cast members and celebrity fans also discuss the series and there is a look at who

the main contenders for the Iron Throne really are.

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