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Thursday 14 December 2017

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

Tess Daly
Tess Daly

Strictly do comic relief, hi-jinks in Tower Heist and Wolf Hall comes to its rather savage conclusion. Plenty on, so!

Strictly for Comic Relief

BBC1, 9pm

New series. The celebrities have had their fun. Now it’s the turn of six members of the public to put on their dancing shoes and team up with a professional partner in this charity version of the popular contest. But these aren’t just any people - all the contestants are real-life heroes and heroines, voted for by friends and families.arrated by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, with appearances from a veritable ballroom full of SCD regulars.

 

Tower Heist

RTE1, 9.30pm

(2011, Comedy) The manager of an apartment complex asks a Wall Street financier to manage pension funds for him and his friends, but the man pockets all the money instead. When he realises the fraudster is going to get away with the crime and the money will never be found, he enlists the help of a professional thief to steal it back. Crime comedy, with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck and Matthew Broderick.

 

Wolf Hall

BBC2, 9pm

Anne accuses Cromwell of betrayal when she finds out he tried to protect Mary and not Elizabeth at a time of crisis, but the queen’s power is dissolving rapidly and her enemies are gathering. Her sister-in-law Jane Rochford reveals to Cromwell that Mark Smeaton, Francis Weston and Henry Norris have all declared their love to Anne, which is a treasonable offence, and further insinuates that her husband George Boleyn’s unhealthy sexual appetite extends to his sister. Historical drama, starring Mark Rylance, Claire Foy and Jessica Raine. Last in the series.

 

Champions League: Arsenal v Monaco

RTE2, 7.30pm

(Kick-off 7.45pm). Darragh Maloney is joined by John Giles to present coverage of the last-16 first-leg match from Emirates Stadium, where Gunners boss Arsene Wenger prepares to face a team he once managed. Commentary by George Hamilton and Ray Houghton.

 

Junk Food Kids: Who’s to Blame?

Channel 4, 10pm

The concluding part of the documentary

investigating the impact of unhealthy diets on the Britain’s children. Denisa, 13, is a potential candidate for surgery at King’s College

Hospital, London, where Britain’s first full paediatric obesity team is now performing stomach-reduction operations on overweight kids. In Leeds, the Dental Institute welcomes four-year-old Adam, who has such rotten teeth he needs four removing, while 10-year-old Sara has signed up to a weight-management course for youngsters.

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