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Today's TV Friday 08 December
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bbc 1bbc 2utvchannel 4channel 5rte onerte 2virgin onetg 46AM to 6:30PM6.00BREAKFAST (S)9.15MORNING LIVE AT CHRISTMAS (S)10.00DEFENDERS: BUSTING THE BAD GUYS (S) (R)10.45CLAIMED AND SHAMED: MOST SHOCKING (S) (R)11.15HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER Terraced properties in South Yorkshire and Lancashire and a basement flat in London. (S) (R)12.15BARGAIN HUNT Two teams seek bargains at Wetherby Racecourse. (S)1.00BBC NEWS AT ONE; Weather (S)1.30BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)1.45FATHER BROWN A visit to a holiday camp leads to another murder mystery. (S) (R)2.30THE BIDDING ROOM Items include puppets from children’s TV show Rainbow. (S) (R)3.15ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY (S) (R)3.45ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP Ishy Khan and Natasha Raskin Sharp kick-off their final leg in Heanor, Derbyshire. (S)4.30MAKE IT AT MARKET An artist from Birmingham and a jeweller from London seek help. (S)5.15POINTLESS Quiz, hosted by Alexander Armstrong. (S) (R)6.00BBC NEWS AT SIX; Weather (S)6.30BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)7PM7.00THE ONE SHOW Celebrity guests join Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas to reflect on their current projects. (S)7.30PAULA MCINTYRE’S HAMELY KITCHEN Paula makes her version of classic beef olives and an Ecclefechan tart. Against the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains she also cooks battered monkfish and potato bread chips. (S)8PM8.00MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS The three remaining chefs battle it out in the final. They have just three hours to prepare a three-course menu of their own devising to impress the judges. Last in the series. (S)9PM9.00EASTENDERS Kathy provides a shoulder for Sonia to cry on. The battle lines are drawn between Yolande and Elaine. Reiss endures another difficult night. (S)9.30TWO DOORS DOWN Ian’s school friend Darren turns up out the blue. Comedy, starring Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Jonathan Watson, Doon Mackichan and Jamie Quinn. (S)10 PM10.00BBC NEWS AT TEN (S)10.30BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)10.40THE BLAME GAME Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Diona Doherty and Neil Delamere are joined by a guest comedian to take a wry look at what is making the news. (S)11PM11.10The Graham Norton Show (S)12.00Have I Got News for You (S)12.30Survivor (S) (R)1.30BBC News (S)6AM to 6:30PM6.30Antiques Road Trip (S) (R)7.15Make It at Market (S) (R)8.00Sign Zone: Villages by the Sea (S) (R)8.30Sign Zone: Villages by the Sea (S) (R)9.00BBC News (S)12.15Politics UK (S)1.00Impossible Celebrities (S) (R)1.45The Boss Boss Quiz, hosted by Susan Calman. (S) (R)2.30FILM: CHRISTMAS IN TOYLAND (2022) Romantic comedy, starring Vanessa Lengies and Jesse Hutch. (S)4.00BEECHGROVE REPOTTED (S)4.15THE GREAT BRITISH WINTER (S) (R)5.15FLOG IT! (S) (R)6.00RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES Malorie Blackman, Matt Dawson, Chris McCausland and Ranvir Singh take part in the penultimate round of challenges before Richard Osman announces the day’s winner. (S)6.30STRICTLY: IT TAKES TWO A trio of celebrity fans discuss the couples ahead of the semi-final. (S)7PM7.00CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP Travelling through Yorkshire David Blunkett and soprano Lesley Garrett hunt for the best bargain on antiques, joined by Natasha Raskin Sharp and Margie Cooper. (S)8PM8.00GARDENERS’ WORLD Monty Don has advice on how to pot up one of the stars of the festive season - amaryllis. Carol Klein surrounds herself with colour and scent in Kent as she champions one of winter’s most spectacular shrubs - witch hazel. (S)9PM9.00KEEPING IT UP: THE STORY OF VIAGRA Twenty-five years ago, Viagra kick-started the second sexual revolution and a controversary unlike any drug before it. Following trials in 1992 for a compound believed to alleviate symptoms for angina, Pfizer’s first in patient trial for the drug begin in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. (S)10PM10.30NEWSNIGHT; Weather (S)11PM11.05Disappeared: Mexico’s Missing 43 (S) (R)12.05Secrets of the Aquarium (S) (R)1.05Sign Zone: My Teacher the Abuser: Fighting for Justice (S) (R)2.05Sign Zone: Saving Lives at Sea (S) (R)3.05This Is BBC Two (S)6AM to 6:30PM6.00GOOD MORNING BRITAIN (S)9.00LORRAINE Entertainment, current affairs and fashion news, as well as showbiz stories and celebrity gossip. Presented by Lorraine Kelly. (S)10.00THIS MORNING Daily magazine, featuring a mix of celebrity chat, showbusiness news, lifestyle features, topical discussion, health and beauty advice and more. Including Local Weather. (S)12.30LOOSE WOMEN Celebrity interviews and topical debate from a female perspective. (S)1.30ITV LUNCHTIME NEWS (S); Weather (S)1.55UTV LIVE (S); UTV Weather (S)2.00DICKINSON’S REAL DEAL David Dickinson presents the show from Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. (S)3.00LINGO Sheila and Kelsey, Ian and Charlotte, and Elise and Tracey compete. (S) (R)3.59UTV WEATHER (S)4.00DEAL OR NO DEAL Game show, hosted by Stephen Mulhern. (S)5.00THE CHASE Karen, Anna, David and Tony take on one of the Chasers. (S)6.00UTV LIVE (S); UTV Weather (S)6.30ITV EVENING NEWS (S); Weather (S)7PM7.00UTV LIFE Join Pamela Ballantine for the best of local chat. (S)7.30EMMERDALE Victoria is unable to resist the chemistry between her and Jacob, and he wants their relationship to be out in the open. Meanwhile, Manpreet does her best to support Brenda and Pollard. (S)8PM8.00CORONATION STREET Daniel takes action upon hearing that Ryan intends to stay in Weatherfield, Evelyn spies Terry abandoning his dog in a van, Asha makes a discovery on Nina’s phone, and Tyrone berates Cassie for letting Hope skip school to get her nose pierced. (S)9PM9.00I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE! Ant and Dec are in Australia to look back at how the celebrities have been coping in camp over the last 24 hours – with the final fast approaching, who will come out victorious? (S)10PM10.30ITV NEWS (S); Weather11PM11.00UTV Live (S); Weather11.20The NFL Show (S)12.10Shop on TV3.00Deal or No Deal (S) (R)3.50Unwind with ITV (S)5.05Dickinson’s Real Deal (S) (R)6AM to 6:30PM6.05Countdown (S) (R)6.453rd Rock from the Sun (S) (R)7.103rd Rock from the Sun (S) (R)7.35Everybody Loves Raymond (S) (R)8.00Everybody Loves Raymond (S) (R)8.25Frasier (S) (R)8.55Frasier (S) (R)9.25Frasier (S) (R)10.55The Great House Giveaway (S) (R)11.55Channel 4 News Summary (S)12.00Steph’s Packed Lunch Hosted by Steph McGovern. (S)2.10Countdown (S)3.00A PLACE IN THE SUN (S) (R)4.00A PLACE IN THE SUN (S)5.00KIRSTIE’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS Kirstie Allsopp stages her Christmas hamper competition. (S) (R)6.00FOUR IN A BED The winner is announced. (S) (R)6.30THE SIMPSONS Marge walks out on Homer for allowing an adult film to be shot in their house, and begins a new life - protecting endangered marine creatures. Featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin. (S) (R)7PM7.00CHANNEL 4 NEWS (S)7.30HOW SAFE IS YOUR TURKEY? DISPATCHES In the run-up to Christmas, nine million turkeys will be sold across Britain. Dispatches investigates food safety concerns at one producer. (S)8PM8.00CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK: INSIDE THE PLAZA A behind-the-scenes look at the Manhattan hotel over the festive period, following staff at their busiest time of the year, and the guests willing to spend up to £30,000 a night. (S) (R)9PM9.00GOGGLEBOX The armchair critics share their opinions on what they have been watching during the week, with cameras capturing their instant reactions and the lively discussions that are prompted by the week’s biggest and best shows. (S)10PM10.00THE LAST LEG Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Kevin Bridges and Sayeeda Warsi for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag £isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week. (S)11PM11.05Jon & Lucy’s Odd Couples (S) (R)12.10Jimmy Carr’s I Literally Just Told You (S) (R)1.05FILM: Another 48 Hrs (1990) Comedy thriller sequel. (S)2.35Come Dine with Me (S) (R)3.00Come Dine with Me (S) (R)3.25Come Dine with Me (S) (R)3.50Come Dine with Me (S) (R)4.20Come Dine with Me (S) (R)4.45Chateau DIY at Christmas (S) (R)5.40Strangers on a Plane (S) (R)6AM to 6:30PM6.00Milkshake! News (S)6.10Milkshake! Badgers: Their Secret World (S)6.15Sunny Bunnies (S) (R)6.20Peppa Pig (S) (R)6.25Oggy Oggy (S) (R)6.35Odo (S) (R)6.40Tweedy & Fluff (S)6.45Fireman Sam (S) (R)7.00Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! (S) (R)7.10Peppa Pig (S) (R)7.15Peppa Pig (S) (R)7.20Paw Patrol (S) (R)7.35Pip and Posy (S) (R)7.40The Adventures of Paddington (S) (R)8.00Animal Care Club (S) (R)8.15Milo (S) (R)8.35Paw Patrol (S) (R)8.45Chip and Potato (S) (R)8.55Peppa Pig (S) (R)9.00Peppa Pig (S) (R)9.10Milkshake! Story Den (S)9.15JEREMY VINE (S)11.15STORM HUNTLEY (S)12.30ALEXIS CONRAN (S)1.255 NEWS AT LUNCHTIME (S)1.30FILM: CHRISTMAS AT THE PLAZA (2019) Romantic comedy, starring Elizabeth Henstridge, Ryan Paevey and Stephanie Sy. (S)3.15FILM: A PRINCE AND PAUPER CHRISTMAS (2022) Premiere. Mystery comedy, starring Brittany Underwood. (S)5.005 NEWS AT 5 (S)6.00DOGS BEHAVING (VERY) BADLY (S) (R)6.555 NEWS UPDATE (S)7PM7.00SHOP SMART, SAVE MONEY Angellica Bell and Ortis Deley help the Hadley family with innovative products that play to their musical talents and encourage fun family time together. Jon Bentley compares a premium and budget washing machine, and Harry Wallop investigates ways we can save when food shopping. (S)7.555 NEWS UPDATE (S)8PM8.00THE TOY HOSPITAL Three cherished childhood treasures are brought back from the brink of despair, including Jester, a 1970s Chad Valley clown from Woolworths who’s frayed from a lifetime of affection. (S)9PM9.00THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Return of the drama following antiques dealer Jean White, as Jean’s expertise in the world of antiquities and antiques once again proves the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries. Drama, starring Sally Lindsay. (S) (R)10PM10.00A CHRISTMAS CRUISE WITH JANE MCDONALD The singer recalls two festive cruises in an edition featuring previously unseen footage. She starts on the SS Antoinette, travelling up the Rhine, then visits some of the world’s best Christmas markets sampling traditional food and drink and getting to grips with unique customs. (S) (R)11PM11.05FILM: Enemy of the State (1998) Thriller, starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman. (S)12.05Entertainment News on 5 (S)12.10FILM: Enemy of the State (1998) Concluded. (S)1.35PlayOJO Live Casino Show (S)3.35Bad Girls Behind Bars (S) (R)4.20Friends (S) (R)4.45Friends (S) (R)5.10Wildlife SOS (S) (R)5.35Entertainment News on 5 (S)5.40Pip and Posy (S) (R)5.45Paw Patrol (S) (R)6AM to 6:30PM6.00EURONEWS6.45TELESHOPPING7.20TELESHOPPING (R)7.55TODAY (S) (R)9.55THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW (S)10.45DR PHIL (S); Weather11.40SHORTLAND STREET (S)12.10DOCTORS Jimmi spends the weekend at a silent retreat. (S)12.45TELLY BINGO (S)1.00RTÉ NEWS: ONE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)1.30THE REPAIR SHOP Restoring a painting, a ceramic plaque and a jewellery box. (S) (R)2.00HOME OF THE YEAR (S) (R)2.30FAIR CITY (S) (R)3.00EASTENDERS (S) (R)3.30TODAY Daily magazine show. (S)5.40NUACHT5.55RTÉ NEWS WITH SIGNING6.00THE ANGELUS (R)6.01RTÉ NEWS: SIX ONE; Weather (S)7PM7.00NATIONWIDE (S)7.30FAIR CITY Hayley has a solution to Rafferty and James’s problem with Ray, while Kira does her best to get along with Renee, and Orla enjoys her date a little too much (S)8PM8.00EASTENDERS Kathy provides a shoulder to cry on. The battle lines are drawn between Yolande and Elaine. Meanwhile, Reiss endures another difficult night. (S)8.30A RING AND A PRAYER Documenting the church wedding of Irishman Robert and Isabelle, and Ayushi and Eoghan’s three-day Hindu wedding in Donegal. Last in the series. (S)9PM9.00RTÉ NEWS: NINE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)9.35THE LATE LATE SHOW Patrick Kielty hosts the light entertainment show, featuring a mix of celebrity guests, music, in-depth interviews and discussions on the stories that have the nation talking.; Weather11PM11.15FILM: A Girl from Mogadishu (2019) Premiere. Drama, starring Aja Naomi King. (S)1.25Nationwide (S) (R)1.55Telly Bingo (S) (R)2.10Doctors (S) (R)2.40Dr Phil (S) (R)3.25EuroNews6AM to 6:30PM6.00EuroNews7.45news2day (S)7.55Jamie Johnson (S) (R)8.30Nova Jones (S) (R)9.00Let’s Find Out (S) (R)9.15Dizzy Deliveries (S) (R)9.30Simon Says (S) (R)9.35Alva’s World (S) (R)9.50Body Brothers (S) (R)10.05Go Jetters (S) (R)10.15Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! (R)10.25Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! (R)10.40Mya Go (S) (R)10.45Mya Go (S) (R)10.50Mya Go (S) (R)10.55The Wee Littles (S) (R)11.00The Wee Littles (S) (R)11.05Peppa Muc (R)11.10Peppa Muc (R)11.15Peppa Muc (R)11.20Nelly & Nora (S) (R)11.30Nelly & Nora (S) (R)11.35Fluffy Gardens (S) (R)11.45Fluffy Gardens (S) (R)11.50Bush Kids (S) (R)12.10The Coop Troop (S) (R)12.25Royals Next Door (S) (R)12.35Royals Next Door (S) (R)12.55Millie Inbetween (S) (R)1.25The Next Step (S)1.50Jamie Johnson (S) (R)2.25Junior Bake Off (S) (R)3.25JourneyCam (S) (R)3.50Nova Jones (S) (R)4.20news2day4.30THE SIMPSONS (S) (R)5.00THE GOLDBERGS (S) (R)5.30THE BIG BANG THEORY (S) (R)6.00THE SIMPSONS Homer returns from a nuclear convention a changed man, so Lisa enlists the FBI to investigate. (S) (R)6.30SHORTLAND STREET (S) (R)7PM7.00RICK STEIN’S CORNWALL Rick discovers an unusual superstition and a rare type of Norman castle. (S) (R)7.35ICELAND WITH ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG On the last leg of his Icelandic adventure, Alexander heads to the south of the country, where he takes in some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Last in the series. (S) (R)8PM8.30GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS This time, Michael Portillo ventures on a rail journey through Germany, guided by Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide published in 1936. Starting in the vibrant city of Berlin, Michael visits the Museum of Modern Art in Berlin’s Kreuzberg, where he sees how a leading artist of the era, George Grosz. (S)9PM9.40FILM: SCENT OF A WOMAN (1992) A blind, hard-drinking war veteran pays a timid college student to accompany him on a weekend break in the big city, where he plans to make the most of life. However, the youngster is shocked to learn that at the end of their trip, his new friend plans to kill himself. Comedy drama, starring an Oscarwinning Al Pacino. (S)11PM12.30The Ballycotton Sessions (S) (R)1.00The Ballycotton Sessions (S) (R)1.30Compulsion (S) (R)2.30EuroNews6AM to 6:30PM6.10The Six O’Clock Show (S) (R)7.00Ireland AM (S)10.00This Morning12.30News at 12:30 (S)1.00The Chase (S) (R)2.00The Chase (S) (R)3.00LOOSE WOMEN4.00KENTUCKY BIDDERS (R)4.30JUDGE JUDY5.00JUDGE JUDY5.30NEWS AT 5.30 (S)6.05THE SIX O’CLOCK SHOW A lively mix of celebrity chat with national and international guests. (S)7PM7.00NEWS AT 7 (S)7.30EMMERDALE Victoria is unable to resist the chemistry between her and Jacob, and he wants their relationship to be out in the open. (S)8PM8.00CORONATION STREET Asha makes a discovery on Nina’s phone. (S)8.30CORONATION STREET Daniel take action when he hears Ryan intends to stay in Weatherfield. (S)9PM9.00I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE! Ant and Dec are in Australia to look back at how the celebrities have been coping in camp over the last 24 hours – with the final fast approaching, who will come out victorious? (S)10PM10.30VERA A body is found near the DCI’s ancestral residence. (S) (R)11PM12.30THE HOTEL INSPECTOR (S) (R)1.30TRUMP’S LAST STAND (S) (R)2.30CLOSE6AM to 6:30PM6.00Cúla 410.40Ainmhithe Craiceáilte (R)11.10The Golden Girls (S) (R)11.40The Golden Girls (S) (R)12.10Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (S) (R)12.40Paisean Faisean (R)1.10Hart to Hart (S) (R)2.05Shark Tank (S) (R)3.00Cúla 45.27AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH5.30CLOCH LE CARN (R)6.01DOMHAN AN DÚLRA – FIÁNTAS NUA NA HEORP How the sun regulates the lives of reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish. (R)6.57AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH7PM7.00NUACHT TG47.30SCANNAL8PM8.01GLÓR TÍRE: ROGHA & TOGHA A compilation of some great county music classics from 2022. (S)9PM9.01FILM: MACKENNA’S GOLD (1969) A marshal is kidnapped by a criminal who believes the lawman has a map showing the way to a legendary valley of gold. Western, with Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif and Telly Savalas. (S)11PM11.23AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH11.25SCOIL SAMHRAIDH WILLIE CLANCY Festival events, filmed at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in 2023. (R)12.25SEAN-NÓS (R)12.56SHARK TANK (S) (R)2.00NUACHT TG4 (R)2.30GO GASTA (R)3.20HECTOR – ÉIRE NUA (R)4.10IMEALL (R)4.41GAA 2022 NA SCÉALTA (R)5.05FRANCE 245.30FRANCE 24