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Monday 11 December 2017

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

It's back - the Walking Dead kicks off again, while Broadchurch and the 57th Grammy Awards are among the nights picks

The Walking Dead

Fox, 9pm

The Walking Dead returns this evening and for the fans for the series, the last four months between episode eight and nine would have dragged longer than a zombie’s trailing leg.

After the dramatic events of last year which culminated in the death of Beth (Emily Kinney ), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group have been left shattered again. Needing to set out again and forge a path for themselves, the group finds that a slight detour may offer them a solution – but is all as it seems? Expect guns, guts and a fair smattering of human entrails.

Over the five series, the show has gone through a few troughs but Series Five has been up there with the first series for consistency and thrills. Tune in, but not while you’re eating your dinner.

The Story of Ireland’s Care Leavers

RTE1, 9.35pm

The story of young adults coming out of state care as they are forced to live independently from the age of 18. The programme meets 20-year-old Mike from Limerick, who as a teenager, received an educational opportunity which changed the direction of his life and now he plans to run his own business. I

n contrast, Tony from Kildcare has been forced to sleep on friends’ sofas and in doorways, and in an attempt to find shelter, eventually sought a temporary bed in a psychiatric hospital, despite not having a mental illness. Elsewhere, 19-year-old Chantelle hopes to train as a care worker as she feels she can bring her experiences to the role.

 

The 57th Grammy Awards

RTE2, 7.30pm

Highlights of the prestigious music awards ceremony, hosted for the fourth time by LL Cool J at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The evening includes performances by some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Madonna, and Sam Smith, who is nominated in the Best New Artist category. Sam Smith was the big winner on the night and you can see Kanye West making a fool out of himself. Again. 

 

Broadchurch

TV3, 10pm

Last week, as Miller and Hardy continued their unofficial investigation into the Sandbrook case, new information forced them to re-evaluate the things they believed. Now, Ellie is trying to wrest back control, while time starts to run out for Alec. Mystery drama, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

 

Catastrophe

Channel 4, 10pm

Sharon’s parents head over from Ireland and have a strained introduction to Rob, while more health complications arise regarding the pregnancy, causing much stress for the couple. Rob’s secret friendship with Chris backfires in a way he could never have imagined, and Sharon receives a visitor. Comedy, written by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan.

 

Asylum

BBC4, 9pm

New series. Satirical comedy about a government whistleblower and an internet entrepreneur trapped together in the London embassy of a fictional Latin American country. Trapped under the threat of extradition to America, Dan feels bored and depressed with his only distraction being to promote his case in an interview with the Guardian. Meanwhile, ambassador’s son Rafael decides to offer sanctuary to another international fugitive. Ben Miller and Kayvan Novak star.

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