TV Listings

What's on Now & Next (2019-03-22)
21:00RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock and WeatherThe latest national and international news.
21:35The Late Late ShowRyan Tubridy 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.
20:35CoastThe team explores how winter affects the coast, as Nick Crane visits Cornwall to reflect on the Penlee lifeboat disaster of December 1981, in which 16 people died. However, he also discovers that wild seas bring surprising benefits for farmers. Neil Oliver goes behind the scenes of the Viking Fire Festival on Shetland, and on St Kilda off the west coast of Scotland, Andy Torbet finds out why a feral flock of sheep battles to the death during the cold months. Mark Horton investigates the devastating impact of storms on small communities, and wildlife cameraman Richard Taylor-Jones captures a portrait of the creatures that make the Kent town of Margate their home for winter. Last in the series.
21:45Marley & MeJournalist John Grogan celebrates his wedding by getting his wife a golden Labrador puppy, hoping to stave off her desire to have children. Over the course of their marriage, the canine remains a constant companion and never loses his mischievous streak even as he grows from a cute puppy to a 7st dog. Comedy drama based on a newspaper column, starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner and Alan Arkin.
Virgin Media One
19:00Live Euro 2020 QualifiersEngland v Czech Republic (Kick-off 7.45pm). All the action from both teams' opening Group A fixture at Wembley Stadium. Historically, the Czechs have a better record than England in this competition, having won the tournament as Czechoslovakia in 1976 and also finished as runners-up under their current guise in 1996, when hosts England achieved their best finish in the competition as semi-finalists. In more recent years, both teams have qualified consistently, barring the Three Lions' failure to reach Euro 2008. However, with English football on a high following the fourth-place finish in last summer's World Cup and qualification for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League, Gareth Southgate's men will be expecting nothing less than three points this evening.
22:00Passenger 57After his wife is shot dead during a robbery, a cop hands in his badge and takes up a job offer from an old friend to be a security adviser for a major transatlantic airline. On the flight taking him to his new employers in Los Angeles is an international terrorist being escorted to trial by the FBI - while the prisoner's accomplices are disguised as passengers and crew and plan to hijack the plane. Action thriller, with Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood and Elizabeth Hurley.
19:20Rugbaí BeoConnacht v Benetton Treviso (Kick-off 7.35pm). Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill presents all the action from the PRO14 encounter at the Sportsground.
21:45Rugbaí BeoEdinburgh v Leinster. Action from the PRO14 encounter at Murrayfield.
Virgin Media Two
21:00Nothing to DeclareHighlights of the fly-on-the-wall documentary series accessing the world of national security at Australia's biggest airports as customs and immigration officers tackle drug runners, illegal immigrants and terrorists.
21:30Box OfficeLisa Cannon hosts the movie review show looking at some of the most recent releases on the big screen, featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Virgin Media Three
21:00Law & Order: Special Victims UnitBenson and the SVU team investigate the death of a man they believe to be a pedophile. When they dig deeper, they realise things are not what they seem, and as matters progress the case actually hits quite close to home. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Kelli Giddish.
22:00Dark HeartWhen a prime suspect in the Suzy Moyland murder case is discovered dead in the same East London church, Staffe finds himself at a crossroads. Is this the sad act of a devastated partner, or simply a cowardly exit by a guilty murderer? As the team delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding Suzy's death, details of her torrid emotional state reveal a surprising new line of enquiry. Elsewhere, Staffe is forced to confront the devastating fallout from his recent actions. Crime drama, starring Tom Riley, Anjli Mohindra, Jason Maza and Charlotte Riley. Last in the series.
20:30MasterChefThis semi-final sees the remaining contenders tasked with creating a plate of food inspired by someone they admire, going all-out to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Then, six have the daunting challenge of cooking a three-course lunch at Grocers Hall, which home to one of the oldest companies in London, was originally known as the Ancient Guild of Pepperers who were the main importers of spice into the UK. Then, to win a place in the final, the surviving five cook a dish to impress judges Tracey MacLeod, Grace Dent, William Sitwell, Amol Rajan and Jimi Famurewa.
22:00BBC News at Ten
19:30Friday Night FootballDungannon Swifts v Linfield (Kick-off 7.45pm). Stephen Watson presents live coverage of the Danske Bank Premiership clash at Stangmore Park. The visitors are in pole position to win their 53rd league title, but had to work hard for victory when they last visited here in October. Dougie Wilson gave the Swifts a shock 1-0 half-time lead on that occasion, but things unravelled for them in the second half, with Jake Dykes' own goal levelling the match, before Dungannon's Seanan Clucas was sent off on the 64th minute, and playing with 10 men eventually took its toll 24 minutes later when Mark Stafford scored a late winner for Linfield. With analysis from Warren Feeney and Tim McCann.
21:50Weather Watchers with Barra BestThe weatherman experiences how climate shapes people's lives and discovers that while we cannot do anything about the weather, we can certainly do things with it.
Channel 4
21:00GoggleboxThe armchair critics share their opinions on what they have been watching during the week. The programme captures their instant reactions and lively discussions from the comfort of their own homes. Narrated by Craig Cash.
22:00The Last LegAdam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges 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.
20:00Home AloneA boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and John Candy.
22:00The InbetweenersWill is asked to help co-ordinate the school's Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, but instead of carrying out his duties, he turns the situation to his advantage and tries to flirt with a university student. Meanwhile, Simon faces problems when his parents separate. Simon Bird and Joe Thomas star.
Sky One
21:00CurfewLou and Hanmei crash into each other while vying for position on a country lane, forcing them to venture to a nearby farm to search for spare parts.
22:00The Late Late Show with James Corden: Best of the WeekHighlights of the talk show, featuring celebrity interviews, music and comedy sketches.
Sky Two
21:00Strike BackSection 20's hunt for the repurposed warhead builds to a showdown with Vartak, who is armed with a dirty bomb and determined to carry out a terrorist attack on a Muslim enclave.
22:00Comedians Watching Football with FriendsJosh Widdicombe, Matt Forde, Stephen Mangan, Adrian Chiles, John Barnes and Denise van Outen watch Premier League matches, offering analysis and reaction.
BBC Four
21:00The Secret Science of PopEvolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi gathers a team of scientists and researchers to analyse more than 50 years of UK chart music. When the results are in, Armand teams up with producer Trevor Horn. Using machine-learning techniques, they try to take a song by unsigned artist Nike Jemiyo and turn it into a potential chart-topper.
22:00Duran Duran: There's Something You Should KnowForty years since the formation of the band who went on to become one of the biggest acts of the 1980s, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor open up about the highs and lows of their career - with archive footage of former guitarist Andy Taylor helping round out the story. The documentary charts their trajectory through seven of their 14 albums, each one uncovering a compelling chapter in the history of five lads from Birmingham who had one simple dream - to become the biggest band in the world. Contributors include Boy George, Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson. First of two programmes celebrating Duran Duran's 40-year anniversary.
21:00Deutschland 86Gary Banks leads Martin and Lenora head first into a proxy conflict between the communist-backed army and the capitalist-sponsored rebels at an Angolan oil refinery. In East Berlin, Walter Schweppenstette tries to get back into favour at HVA, the foreign intelligence service, with a new plan. Tina Fischer, Thomas Posimski's sister, starts a clinical trial under HVA orders, but her patients' negative reactions give her serious cause for concern. Meanwhile, in West Berlin, Alex Edel focuses his passion on a new political cause - the Aids crisis. In German and English.
22:0024 Hours in A&EThe staff of King's College Hospital reflect on the different ways in which people deal with physical and emotional pain as they treat a new batch of patients. Ahmed, 28, dislocated his shoulder during a game of American football and grits his teeth as a doctor slots it back into place. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Lee is living with Behcet's disease, a condition that affects his nervous system and causes pain so severe he passes out, and father-of-four Simon, 30, has been found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell and it emerges he hasn't eaten for days following a relationship break-up.