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Today's TV Thursday 08 December
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6.00
6.00

BREAKFAST (S)

9.15

MORNING LIVE AT CHRISTMAS (S)

10.00

EXPERT WITNESS (S)

10.45

CLAIMED AND SHAMED (S) (R)

11.15

HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER In Cornwall, south London and the West Midlands. (S)

12.15

BARGAIN HUNT From Brackley in Northamptonshire. (S) (R)

1.00

BBC NEWS AT ONE; Weather (S)

1.30

BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)

1.45

DOCTORS Emma struggles to deal with Cassidy’s blackmail. (S)

2.15

MONEY FOR NOTHING Jacqui Joseph tries to make a profit from an ottoman and rusty garden gates. (S) (R)

3.00

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Nicki Chapman helps a London author find a new home in rural Oxfordshire. (S)

3.45

THE BIDDING ROOM Nigel Havers hosts as five dealers compete over a pair of pedal cars. (S) (R)

4.30

GARDEN RESCUE Charlie Dimmock and Lee Burkhill create a global garden in Corby. (S) (R)

5.15

POINTLESS Quiz in which contestants try to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious correct answers to questions. (S) (R)

6.00

BBC NEWS AT SIX; Weather (S)

6.30

BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)

7PM
7.00

THE ONE SHOW Alex Jones and Ronan Keating host the live magazine show featuring a mixture of celebrity chat and stories of interest. (S)

7.30

EASTENDERS Sonia is given an important task ahead of Dot’s funeral, while Felix and Finlay promise to help Whitney raise her baby. Meanwhile, Alfie and Freddie try to get their pantomime plans together. (S)

8PM
8.00

MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS The final four are asked to create a dish inspired by a place close to their heart, then cook a show-stopping dish of their own creation for some of the UK’s leading food critics. (S)

9PM
9.00

THE TRAITORS The stakes are getting higher and the Faithfuls feel like they are on the backfoot. It remains to be seen therefore whether they can change the course of the reality game. With life-changing money still at stake, the players must also remain focused on building the prize pot in a mission that sees them go to new depths of despair. (S)

10 PM
10.00

BBC NEWS AT TEN (S)

10.30

BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)

10.40

THE VIEW Mark Carruthers presents a review of the week’s political news, including reports on the latest events at Stormont and Westminster. Plus, comment and analysis with studio guests. (S)

11PM
11.20

Question Time Fiona Bruce presents.(S)

12.20

Newscast (S)

12.55

Top Gear (S) (R)

1.55

BBC News (S)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.30

Money for Nothing (S) (R)

7.15

Escape to the Country (S) (R)

8.00

Sign Zone: MasterChef: The Professionals (S) (R)

9.00

BBC News (S)

10.00

BBC News (S)

12.15

Politics Live (S)

1.00

Best House in Town (S) (R)

1.45

Lightning (S) (R)

2.15

World’s Weirdest Events (S) (R)

3.15

THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE Last in the series. (S) (R)

4.15

BACK IN TIME FOR SCHOOL (S) (R)

5.15

FLOG IT! Paul Martin hosts from Rochester Cathedral in Kent. (S) (R)

6.00

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES Ashley John-Baptiste, Simon Rimmer, Claire Sweeney and Esme Young take part in the penultimate round of challenges before Friday’s final. (S)

6.30

STRICTLY: IT TAKES TWO Janette Manrara is back with more backstage gossip and behind-the-scenes action, while designer Vicky Gill has a look at some of the weekend’s outfits. (S)

7PM
7.00

CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP Francis Rossi and Linda Nolan join experts Philip Serrell and Natasha Raskin Sharp on an antiques pleasure cruise around Surrey and Sussex. It’s fitting they have an iconic 1970s motor to nip around in and £400 each to spend on some antique delights they both hope will make big profits at the Worcestershire auction. (S)

8PM
8.00

THE SECRET GENIUS OF MODERN LIFE With around a third of the population now owning fitness trackers, we’ve become a nation obsessed with tracking our every move. Hannah Fry finds out how 1970s car crashes helped us to count our steps, and why high-altitude Second World War dog-fights led to a crucial health monitor. (S)

9PM
9.00

THE ENGLISH Eli and Cornelia are reunited but the violent divisions of past and present are closing in. Drama, starring Emily Blunt. (S)

9.50

LIVE AT THE APOLLO: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Katherine Ryan hosts a festive instalment from the stage of London’s Hammersmith Apollo, featuring Marlon Davis, Joel Dommett and John Robins. (S) (R)

10PM
10.20

QI XS Highlights compiled from recent series of QI, the comedy quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. (S) (R)

10.30

NEWSNIGHT; Weather (S)

11PM
11.15

What We Do in the Shadows (S) (R)

11.35

What We Do in the Shadows (S) (R)

12.00

Simon Schama’s History of Now (S) (R)

1.00

Sign Zone: Iolo’s Anglesey (S) (R)

1.30

Sign Zone: Strictly Come Dancing: Musicals Special (S) (R)

2.40

Sign Zone: Strictly Come Dancing: The Results (S) (R)

3.15

This Is BBC Two (S)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN (S)

9.00

LORRAINE Entertainment, current affairs and fashion news, as well as showbiz stories and celebrity gossip. Presented by Lorraine Kelly. (S)

10.00

THIS MORNING Daily magazine, featuring a mix of celebrity chat, showbusiness news, lifestyle features, topical discussion, health and beauty advice and more. (S)

12.30

LOOSE WOMEN The women put the world to rights once more and invite a celebrity guest to chat about what they are up to. (S)

1.30

ITV LUNCHTIME NEWS (S); Weather

1.55

UTV LIVE (S); UTV Weather (S)

2.00

DICKINSON’S REAL DEAL David Dickinson and his dealers set up stall in Oldham. (S) (R)

3.00

TENABLE Quiz, hosted by Warwick Davis. (S) (R)

3.59

UTV WEATHER (S)

4.00

TIPPING POINT Quiz, hosted by Ben Shephard. (S) (R)

5.00

THE CHASE Zach from Crockenhill, Kate from Hunstanton, Hollie from Northampton and Paddy from Limavady take part in the quiz presented by Bradley Walsh. (S) (R)

6.00

UTV LIVE (S); UTV Weather (S)

6.30

ITV EVENING NEWS (S); Weather

7PM
7.00

EMMERDALE Mandy is very concerned. Matty makes a discovery, while Moira visits Cain. Meanwhile, Bernice believes in fate. (S)

8PM
8.00

CORONATION STREET Stephen fools Elaine into believing he is a victim of abuse, Alya threatens to report Griff’s racism to his employer, and Hope persuades Joseph and Sam to conduct a séance. (S)

9PM
9.00

UTV LIFE An entertaining and eclectic mix of stories and studio guests, plus music and a few surprises. (S)

9.35

THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET A look back at Northern Ireland’s efforts at this year’s Women’s Euros, and whether their achievements can be replicated in the future. (S)

10PM
10.00

ITV NEWS AT TEN (S); Weather

10.30

UTV LIVE (S); Weather

10.45

SECRETS OF THE COMEDY CIRCUIT Stand-up comedy from Belfast filmed in front of a live audience - this show contains strong language, adult humour, and sexual references. (S)

11PM
11.15

View from Stormont (S)

12.10

Gino’s Cooking Up Love (S)

1.00

Rare Breed – A Farming Year (S) (R)

1.25

Shop:Ideal World

3.00

Game of Talents (S) (R)

3.50

Unwind with ITV (S)

5.05

Beautiful Baking with Juliet Sear (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.05

Countdown (S) (R)

6.45

Cheers (S) (R)

7.10

Cheers (S) (R)

7.35

Everybody Loves Raymond (S) (R)

8.00

Everybody Loves Raymond (S) (R)

8.25

Everybody Loves Raymond (S) (R)

8.55

Frasier (S) (R)

9.25

Frasier (S) (R)

10.25

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (S) (R)

11.25

Channel 4 News Summary (S)

11.30

Chateau DIY (S) (R)

12.30

Steph’s Packed Lunch (S)

2.10

Countdown (S)

3.00

KIRSTIE’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS (S) (R)

4.00

A PLACE IN THE SUN (S)

5.00

FOUR IN A BED (S) (R)

5.30

COME DINE WITH ME Day four in Basingstoke finds Izzy planning a sophisticated evening. (S) (R)

6.00

THE SIMPSONS With the guest voice of Lady Gaga. (S) (R)

6.30

HOLLYOAKS Maxine finds a concerning voicemail from Verity, and later Eric threatens Maxine to keep quiet. (S) (R)

7PM
7.00

CHANNEL 4 NEWS (S)

7.55

THE POLITICAL SLOT Richard Foord, Liberal Democrat MP for Tiverton and Honiton, highlights the need for improved school facilities in his constituency and beyond. (S)

8PM
8.00

CHRISTMAS AT BLENHEIM PALACE New series. Life at the Oxfordshire mansion, a 300-year-old Baroque property set in 2,000 acres of Capability Brown-designed parkland, boasting the most extensive collections of portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries in Europe. (S)

9PM
9.00

I AM RUTH Dominic Savage and Kate Winslet’s one-off drama is a contemporary story touching on the endemic mental health crisis affecting young people. Winslet co-stars as Ruth, a loving and concerned mother who witnesses her teenage daughter Freya retreating into herself as she becomes more and more consumed by the pressures of social media. (S)

11PM
11.05

24 Hours in Police Custody (S) (R)

12.05

Deck the Halls: The Luxury Christmas Decorators (S) (R)

1.00

Food Unwrapped’s Festive Feast (S) (R)

1.55

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (S) (R)

2.45

You Won’t Believe This (S) (R)

3.40

Couples Come Dine with Me (S) (R)

4.35

Devon and Cornwall (S) (R)

5.30

Drawers Off: The Big Naked Painting Challenge (S) (R)

5.55

Sunday Brunch Best Bits (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

6.05

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

6.10

Tales from the Zoo: Talking Animals (S)

6.15

Oggy Oggy (S) (R)

6.25

Blue’s Clues & You (S) (R)

6.50

Fireman Sam (S) (R)

7.00

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! (S) (R)

7.10

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

7.15

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

7.25

Paw Patrol (S) (R)

7.45

Milo (S) (R)

8.00

Pip and Posy (S) (R)

8.15

The Adventures of Paddington (S) (R)

8.30

Paw Patrol (S) (R)

8.45

Daisy & Ollie (S) (R)

8.55

Odo (S) (R)

9.05

Milkshake! Story Den (S) (R)

9.10

Sunny Bunnies (S) (R)

9.15

JEREMY VINE (S)

12.30

BARGAIN-LOVING BRITS IN THE SUN (S) (R)

1.25

5 NEWS AT LUNCHTIME (S)

1.30

FILM: CHRISTMAS MATCHMAKERS (2019) Romantic drama, starring Vivica A Fox and Andrew Rogers. (S)

3.15

FILM: CHRISTMAS UNFILTERED (2021) Festive fantasy, starring Alison Fernandez. (S)

5.00

5 NEWS AT 5 (S)

6.00

EGGHEADS Frankly Jazz try their luck against the Eggheads. (S) (R)

6.30

EGGHEADS Jeremy Vine presents as Dads’ Cafe try their luck against the Eggheads to win the rolling prize fund. (S) (R)

6.55

5 NEWS UPDATE (S)

7PM
7.00

INSIDE ALDI AT CHRISTMAS A look at the inner workings of the supermarket during the festive period, revealing the secrets of the retailer’s success, and how it rose from a grocery chain that once baffled its UK customers, to a brand that took almost one billion pounds in December 2018. (S) (R)

7.55

5 NEWS UPDATE (S)

8PM
8.00

LIVE: WINTER ON THE FARM Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson present more coverage from Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshire with brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson. Plus, JB Gill joins the team along with The Yorkshire Vet’s Matthew Jackson-Smith and Shona Searson. Last in the series. (S); 5 News Update (S)

9PM
9.00

THE MAN WHO TOOK SHANNON MATTHEWS With access to family members, neighbours and professionals who knew Michael Donovan, and using drama reconstruction, this is the story of the man who abducted nine-year-old Shannon Matthews and kept her in his flat for 24 days before she was found in a dramatic rescue by the police. (S)

10PM
10.30

BLOWING LA New series. Series drawing back the curtain on the cut-throat world of celebrity hairstyling, where cuts cost up to $2400 and creative visionaries fight to stay on top. Full series on Paramount+. (S)

11PM
11.25

FILM: Meet the Parents (2000) Comedy, starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. (S)

1.15

The LeoVegas Live Casino Show (S)

3.15

Victorian Britain: The Lost Films (S) (R)

4.25

Henry VIII: Man, Monarch, Monster (S) (R)

5.15

Henry VIII: Bloodlust and the Boleyns (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

EURONEWS

7.00

TELESHOPPING

7.35

TELESHOPPING

8.10

TODAY (R); Weather

10.20

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW With Common and Julia Haart. (S) (R)

11.10

DOCTORS (S); Weather

11.50

LEADERS’ QUESTIONS (S)

12.45

TELLY BINGO (S)

1.00

RTÉ NEWS: ONE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)

1.30

SHORTLAND STREET (S)

2.00

SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES The nun investigates the death of a local resident. (S) (R)

2.55

EASTENDERS Zack receives life-changing news from the wrong person. (S) (R)

3.30

TODAY Daily magazine show. (S)

5.40

NUACHT (S)

5.55

RTÉ NEWS WITH SIGNING (S)

6.00

THE ANGELUS (R)

6.01

RTÉ NEWS: SIX ONE; Weather (S)

7PM
7.00

EAR TO THE GROUND Darragh McCullough meets a turkey grower to see how he is coping with the threat of bird flu. (S)

7.30

EASTENDERS Sonia is given an important task ahead of Dot’s funeral, while Felix and Finlay promise to help Whitney raise her baby. Meanwhile, Alfie and Freddie try to get their pantomime plans together. (S)

8PM
8.00

DESIGNED FOR LIFE The picturesque town of Belturbet in Co Cavan is Arlene’s next stop, where she meets Chris and Anna Rudden and their two children Emily and Amelia. (S) (R)

8.30

FAIR CITY Sharon sets out to clear the air with Carol after her drunken night, while Mondo and Kira’s budding romance suffers a setback with the shock arrival of Melanie. (S)

9PM
9.00

RTÉ NEWS: NINE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)

9.35

PRIME TIME In-depth analysis of current affairs and topical reports, presented by Miriam O’Callaghan and Fran McNulty. (S)

10PM
10.15

CEOL NA NGAEL To mark 50 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta, musician and national treasure Mairéad Ní Mhaoinigh explores the role the station has played in the revival of traditional music and song. (S)

11PM
11.00

The Works Presents (S)

11.35

Clodagh (S) (R)

12.35

The Split (S) (R)

1.40

Prime Time (S) (R)

2.20

Telly Bingo (S) (R)

2.30

Doctors (S) (R)

3.00

Dr Phil (S)

3.45

EuroNews Headlines update.

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

EuroNews

8.00

news2day (S)

8.10

Lost & Found Music Studios (S) (R)

8.40

Critters TV (S)

8.55

Leonardo (S) (R)

9.25

Makers (S) (R)

9.30

Dizzy Deliveries (S) (R)

9.45

Let’s Find Out (S) (R)

10.00

Thomas & Friends (R)

10.10

Thomas & Friends (R)

10.20

Happy the Hoglet (S) (R)

10.30

Happy the Hoglet (S) (R)

10.35

Bing (R)

10.45

Bing (R)

10.50

Mya Go (S) (R)

10.55

Mya Go (S) (R)

11.05

Mya Go (S) (R)

11.10

Go Jetters (S) (R)

11.20

Go Jetters (S) (R)

11.35

Peppa Pig (R)

11.40

Peppa Pig (R)

11.45

Peppa Pig (R)

11.50

Wild Atlantic Kids (S) (R)

12.05

Wild Kratts (R)

12.25

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (R)

12.50

Royals Next Door (S) (R)

1.05

Royals Next Door (S) (R)

1.20

Shaun the Sheep (S) (R)

1.30

Shaun the Sheep (S) (R)

1.40

Danny & Mick (R)

1.55

Taking the Next Step (S) (R)

2.30

Holly Hobbie (R)

2.55

Tara Duncan (S)

3.10

Tara Duncan (S)

3.25

Ace My Space (S) (R)

3.55

Ar Mbia Ar Sli (R)

4.00

Bush Kids (S) (R)

4.20

news2day

4.30

THE SIMPSONS (S)

5.00

THE GOLDBERGS (S) (R)

5.30

THE BIG BANG THEORY (S) (R)

6.00

SHORTLAND STREET (S) (R)

6.30

YOUNG SHELDON Sheldon makes friends with his dormitory neighbours. Comedy, with Iain Armitage. (S) (R)

7PM
7.00

GRAND DESIGNS: HOUSE OF THE YEAR Kevin McCloud visits homes in the running for the 2019 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. This time, Kevin and his co-presenters, architect Damion Burrows and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, visit five experimental homes competing for a place on the shortlist. (S) (R)

8PM
8.00

SUPER RICH SLEEPOVERS Sally Lindsay is welcomed to an 80-room stately home in Devon, where the menu includes a spot of pigeon for dinner, the opportunity to shoot a few clays, and a game of dress-up. (S) (R)

9PM
9.00

FATHER TED Mrs Doyle wins a competition to meet a famous singer and invites him round for tea, only for hordes of his adoring fans to gatecrash her special day. (S) (R)

9.35

FILM: AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) A Navy Seal finds life back on civvy street difficult to deal with after four tours of Iraq. Biopic about sniper Chris Kyle, starring Bradley Cooper. (S)

11PM
11.55

The Outlaws (S) (R)

1.05

Our Miracle Years (S) (R)

2.05

EuroNews

6AM to 6:30PM
6.15

The Six O’Clock Show (S) (R)

7.00

Ireland AM (S)

10.00

This Morning

12.30

News at 12:30 (S)

1.00

The Chase (S) (R)

2.00

The Chase (S) (R)

3.00

LOOSE WOMEN

4.00

DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER (S) (R)

4.30

JUDGE JUDY

5.00

JUDGE JUDY

5.30

NEWS AT 5.30 (S)

6.05

THE SIX O’CLOCK SHOW (S)

7PM
7.00

EMMERDALE Mandy is very concerned. (S)

7.30

EMMERDALE Moira visits Cain, while Bernice believes in fate. (S)

8PM
8.00

CORONATION STREET Stephen fools Elaine into believing he is a victim of abuse. (S)

8.30

CORONATION STREET Alya threatens to report Griff’s racism to his employer, and Hope persuades Joseph and Sam to conduct a séance. (S)

9PM
9.00

WITNESS NUMBER 3 After an attack on Jodie’s salon, the police increase her flat’s defences.

10PM
10.00

THE TONIGHT SHOW (S)

11PM
11.00

FANNING AT WHELAN’S (S) (R)

12.00

MONROE (R)

1.00

BENIDORM ER (R)

1.55

CLOSE

5.25

THE TONIGHT SHOW (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
7.00

Cúla 4

11.10

The Wonder Years (S) (R)

11.40

The Golden Girls (S) (R)

12.10

A Chef’s Life (S) (R)

12.40

Garraí Glas (R)

1.10

Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman (S) (R)

2.05

Shark Tank (S)

3.00

CÚLA 4

4.45

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (S) (R)

5.00

Cúla 4

5.27

AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH

5.30

MNÁ NA TALÚN (R)

6.00

THE GOLDEN GIRLS Rose has a surprise visitor. (S) (R)

6.30

THE WONDER YEARS Kevin starts high school. (S) (R)

6.57

AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH National and international weather.

7PM
7.00

NUACHT TG4

7.30

SEAL LE DÁITHÍ With writer and author Sadhbh Devlin.

8PM
8.00

NA CEITHRE RÁITHE SNA DÉISE A family on the edge of the Gaeltacht prepares for a new arrival.

8.30

ROS NA RÚN Sonny is sickened when O’Shea tells him there is nothing she can do about the protestors.

9PM
9.00

GLÓR TÍRE: ROGHA & TOGHA Music from the cream of the country music crop. (S) (R)

9.30

HECTOR: BALKANS GO BALTICS Hector Ó hEochagáin explores Latvia. Last in the series.

10PM
10.30

FÍORSCÉAL The Carnival rituals that have survived in many mountainous Pyrenees villages.

11PM
11.32

AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH National and international weather.

11.35

ROS NA RÚN Mack entrusts Bláithín in Sonia’s care. (R)

12.05

SHARK TANK (S) (R)

1.00

DÁIL ÉIREANN

1.25

FRANCE 24

5.30

FRANCE 24

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