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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Staying in tonight? Here's what to watch on the box

18 January 2015; Conor McGregor, right, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
18 January 2015; Conor McGregor, right, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
18 January 2015; Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Olivia Colman and David Tennant are back for another series of Broadchurch, which is being kept a closely-guarded secret

Fancy a bit of The Notorious? Or some Gothic carry-on in Gotham?

The Notorious

RTE2, 10pm

Charlie Haughey only warranted a three part series but Conor McGregor gets a six part show? Go Figure. While The Notorious has divided viewers, that’s unlikely to even register with McGregor.

On the evidence of last week’s opening instalment, the  MMA fighter has revealed himself to be a larger-than-life character who likes nothing better than bigging himself up. This week, our hero is in a celebratory mood adter his first round knockout of Diego Brandao in Dublin and he outlines his plans to be the world champion – a title shot he is finally getting this coming July.

 

Gotham

RTE2, 9pm

Detective James Gordon heads out on to the city’s streets on the trail of two child snatchers who are targeting homeless youths. He hopes to uncover more information about the Waynes’ killer from one particular girl, Selina, who goes by the name of Cat as she always manages to fall on her feet – but will she be able to escape the grasps of the criminals this time?

 

Catastrophe

Ch4, 10pm

As pregnant Sharon’s hormones plague her with waves of different emotions, she has a chance meeting with an old flame, which leads to dinner. Meanwhile, Rob struggles to generate advertising business, since he has very few contacts in London, and begins a clandestine friendship with Chris, who is married to a woman Sharon can’t stand. Comedy, starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, with Mark Bonnar.

 

Broadchurch

TV3, 10pm

The brilliant Broadchurch continues as Hardy and Ellie continue their unofficial investigation into the Sandbrook case, new information forces them to re-evaluate the things they believe – is it possible that they’ve been wrong about everything so far?

 

A Cook Abroad: Dave Myer’s Egypt

BBC2, 9pm

Culinary travelogue in which celebrity cooks and chefs visit foreign countries to sample their food and culture, beginning with Dave Myers travelling to Egypt.

The Hairy Biker fulfils a boyhood dream by visiting the pyramids at Giza, goes to the oasis of Al Fayoum in search of a dish with mythical properties and heads to a place on the banks of the Nile where ancient man first turned to farming.

 To mark the end of his journey, Dave is invited by a family of Nubians for a feast to celebrate the end of Eid Al Adha.

 

Silent Witness

A RISING star in the Essex police force is found beaten and shot in his burnt-out car in what proves to be an emotional case for his colleagues. The team helps DCI Jim Sullivan (Mark Frost right), the detective charged with bringing the killer to justice, and it isn’t long before suspicion falls on Dean Fallon – a local drug dealer and the son of a known crime boss. But when he proves to have a solid alibi, the investigation shifts closer to home.

First in a two-part story, starring Emilia Fox and David Caves, with James Alexandrou and Jason Watkins. Ends tomorrow.

 

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