Thursday 20 September 2018

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

Astronaut Chris Hadfield arriving at the Mansion House for Pat Kenny’s new chat show
Astronaut Chris Hadfield arriving at the Mansion House for Pat Kenny’s new chat show

Benefits Street, Pat Kenny goes into the round again and an antibiotic apocalypse

Benefits Street
Channel 4, 9pm


Mother-of-six Julie has her hands full with brain-damaged son Reagan (15), as well as her badly-behaved 12-year-old, who is just two days into term at his new school.

 Meanwhile, Maxwell’s girlfriend punches him and kicks in his front door after he refuses to watch TV with her, and the street’s youngsters clash with an elderly resident who has lived on the road for more than 40 years and has low opinions of the area.


BBC2, 11.50pm


This episode sees former Friends star Matt LeBlanc’s ghastly alter ego encourage his ex-wife to marry her inappropriate boyfriend (the alimony’s a bit steep) and face the dreaded possibility of selling his vineyard.

He may even have to let his beach cleaner go. Meanwhile, the entire LA TV industry seems to be after the new script written by Brit exiles Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig), who have somehow found their way back to La La Land.


Pat Kenny In The Round
UTV  Ireland, 9pm

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield arriving at the Mansion House for Pat Kenny’s new chat show

Pat Kenny is joined in Dublin’s Mansion House by astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to go into space and has the distinction of being the first person in zero gravity to tweet in the Irish language.

Chris shares his memories of his three missions to the international space station and the famous video of him singing Space Oddity by David Bowie while in space, which became an internet sensation.


Republic Of Telly
RTE2, 10pm

Bernard and Kevin are freaking out that the current series of Republic of Telly is coming to an end.

They need some way to make money to last the summer – Bernard suggests that they set-up a fake charity and release a single to make money off.

They settle on a charity that supports the cause of bringing back toys in cereal boxes. Kevin reckons they need the help of a celeb to really cash in on the ‘charity’, and takes a punt on calling Una Foden to ask for her help…


Panorama: Antibiotoc apocalypse
BBC1, 8.30pm

Fergus Walsh investigates the global advance of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and the threat they pose to modern medicine and millions of people worldwide.

He travels to India and finds restricted, life-saving antibiotics on sale without prescription, before talking to patients whose recovery depends on such treatment.

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