Friday 17 November 2017

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

Reality TV stars - Dylan Townsend (back left) spilled the beans on brother Stuart at the launch of new TV show Exiles
Reality TV stars - Dylan Townsend (back left) spilled the beans on brother Stuart at the launch of new TV show Exiles
Nicola Hughes
Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network

Reality TV hi-jinks in Exiles, a look at the early days of Facebook and how to survive fatal flight

RTE2, 9pm

Reality TV show set in Canada. Dylan’s girlfriend flies in from New York for the weekend, and Nicola is asked to model for a magazine shoot. Stars Nicola Hughes, Dylan Townsend, Dean Rossiter, India Dawson, George Hutton, Jade Stone and Sean McConnon.


RTE1, 7.30pm

During an emotional meeting with the social worker, Cindy admits she wants to be as far away from Beth as possible — and then presents Ian and Jane with an ultimatum. Paul plans a surprise birthday party for Pam, but his grandmother cannot help picking up on the tension between him and Les, and Lola feels awkward when Abi asks her for advice on seducing Ben.


The Social Network
RTE Two, 9.30pm

Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network

(2010, Biopic) Fact-based drama following internet billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to wealth and fame. An online prank played on an ex-girlfriend gives Harvard student

Zuckerberg the idea for Facebook, which soon expands away from the famous university into a worldwide phenomenon. However, in getting his project off the ground, he makes enemies of those who helped him along the way. With Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake.


I Survived a Fatal Flight
TV3, 10pm

Documentary in which three people who were the lone survivors of aircraft crashes discuss their ordeals, detailing the conflicting emotions they experienced after realising everyone else on board had died. D-Day veteran Phil Bradley was trapped in his seat for 36 hours after the plane he was travelling on crashed in Virginia in 1959, while Annette Herfkens drank rainwater to stay alive after a Vietnam Airlines jet crashed into a mountain in 1992. Juliane Koepcke, meanwhile, tells of being lost for 10 days in the Peruvian rainforest.


Channel 4, 9pm

New series. Documentary series exploring different aspects of dementia, beginning with a visit to care home Poppy Lodge, where a controversial approach is taken to help people with the condition relive their pasts. The staff help residents embrace memories that remain intact by recreating moments from their earlier years, including holding a day of 1940s-themed celebrations for a 91-year-old man that

culminates in a trip in a vintage car.

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