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What's on Now & Next (2018-11-18)
RTE One
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17:10Only Fools and HorsesDel encounters an old flame from almost 20 years previously, and Rodney experiences the joys of dating - but the brothers soon face awkward questions from the past. David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst star, with Diane Langton (The Rag Trade).
17:40NuachtThe latest news headlines.
RTE2
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16:50Top GearThe trio travel to Italy to test high-performance hatchbacks. Jeremy Clarkson is in the Citroen DS3 Racing, Richard Hammond champions the Fiat 500C Abarth and James May makes the case for the Renaultsport Clio 200 Cup as they navigate their way round baffling Italian towns and take part in a scavenger hunt, before putting the cars through their paces on the F1 street circuit in Monaco. Also, petrolhead comedian Ross Noble is in the Reasonably Priced Car and the McLaren MP4-12C supercar comes under review.
17:55Nature's Miracle OrphansPresenters Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams follow orphaned baby animals as they make steps to return to the wild. Ellie travels to Australia to meet three koalas called Tilly, Puddles and Danny, who were rescued from the roadside where their mother had been killed - Danny needs around-the-clock care and is building up his strength with night-time games of chase. She also meets a tiny wallaby called Neil, whose carer Stella is worried may die from stress if they can't find him a companion. Elsewhere, wildlife cameraman Max is in Costa Rica where he gets acquainted with Newbie, a five-month-old three-toed sloth who has suffered from pneumonia since she was rescued. He follows wildlife manager Sam at Kids Saving the Rainforest as she tries to teach the baby sloth to climb trees and learn to go back to the wild.
Virgin Media One
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16:30The Sunday ShowSarah McInerney hosts a review of the week's news and discussion of the latest political developments.
17:30News at 5.30The latest national and international news stories, presented by Colette Fitzpatrick.
TG4
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17:12An Aimsir LáithreachNational and international weather.
17:30GAA BeoLimerick v Wexford (Throw-in TBA). Micheál Ó Domhnaill presents the opening semi-final, which takes place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Virgin Media Two
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16:00Midsomer MurdersChristmas special of the detective drama. The village of Little Auburn has stood abandoned since the Second World War, but now plans are afoot to restore it to its former glory via three competing projects. It is left to local landowner Roderick Craven to determine which scheme will win out, but on the eve of his big decision, one of the project leaders is murdered. DCI Barnaby and his new partner DS Jamie Winter are soon on the case, and when death stalks the streets of Little Auburn again, Barnaby and Winter are dragged into a web of conspiracy involving fraud, deadly snakes, and Roderick's estranged brother, Milo (guest star Hugh Dennis). Neil Dudgeon stars, with Nick Hendrix making his debut as Barnaby's latest assistant.
18:00The MiddleFrankie is thrilled when Sue invites her for lunch at the college, but things soon turn awkward when Sue brings her new boyfriend along - Jeremy, the school activist.
Virgin Media Three
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17:00Penn & Teller: Fool UsMagician duo Penn and Teller challenge guest illusionists to outwit them with a mind-boggling trick, and offer successful performers the chance to appear on stage with them in Las Vegas. Acts include a gory card trick and a performer who gambles with host Jonathan Ross's money.
18:00HeartbeatVeteran singer and keyboard player Alan Price guest stars in this festive episode of the rural drama, as the leader of a jazz band. Travelling to Aidensfield, where they've been booked by Vernon to play at the villagers' Christmas concert, the Rio Trio offer a lift to a girl, unaware she is a single mum taking her baby home to see her parents for the holiday. However, the first the band know about the infant is when the girl disappears, leaving them to look after it. Meanwhile, as the concert gets into full swing, local barmaid Gina takes centre stage, hoping to impress all and sundry with her rendition of Winter Wonderland. Tricia Penrose, Derek Fowlds, Geoffrey Hughes, William Simons and Mark Jordon star.
Channel 4
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16:30Back to the FutureTeenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love - and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother's heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover. Edited for language and violence.
18:40Channel 4 NewsIncluding sport and weather.
E4
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17:05The Big Bang TheoryLeonard becomes concerned that Sheldon will overreact when his friend learns the truth about a past indiscretion, while Penny confronts Raj's old flame Lucy about the way she ended their relationship. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.
17:35The Big Bang TheorySheldon is dismayed when the group spends the Thanksgiving holiday at Mrs Wolowitz's house, but hits it off with Bernadette's father. Meanwhile, Penny realises she must deal with a mistake from her past when she and Leonard have an argument. Comedy, starring Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.
Sky One
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17:00Modern FamilyJay is worried when Gloria's ex turns up looking alarmingly like Manny, while Phil gets in a fix as he tries to pick the perfect present for Claire.
17:30Modern FamilyHaley's astrophysicist boyfriend meets the family, sparking a competition between Claire and Phil to find out who is the brainiest, while Mitch and Cam head off to a yoga retreat.
Sky Two
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17:00Stargate SG-1An alien world offers Earth a medicine with the power to cure any illness, but as Carter, Teal'c and Quinn discover while investigating events on the planet, there might be a high price to pay for the miracle drug. Sci-fi drama, starring Richard Dean Anderson.
18:00Stargate SG-1Part one of two. A reporter threatens to expose a secret military project, but when Carter and Jonas give her a tour of the ship on the understanding the newspaper will pull the story, they quickly discover she is involved in a much more sinister plot. Sci-fi drama, guest starring John de Lancie, Kendall Cross and Colin Cunningham.
BBC Four
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00:00There She GoesA birthday meal out at a restaurant descends into chaos, but luckily Grandma has bought Rosie presents to distract her. Starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes. Last in the series.
19:00A History of ChristianityDiarmaid MacCulloch charts the unpredictable rise of the Roman Catholic Church, exploring how a small Jewish sect that preached humility and the virtue of poverty in first-century Palestine became the powerful, established religion of Western Europe. He also reveals how confession was invented by monks on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, and how the Crusades gave Britain the university system.
More4
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17:20Come Dine with MeHairdresser Julie hosts the first of a week of dinner parties in Co Durham, hoping to win over her guests with a no-nonsense menu she can prepare in advance. Joining her are tough-talking prison transport officer Tina, dreadlocked farm-dweller Stephen, superior IT manager David and glamorous beauty-school teacher Ashleigh. Alliances are quickly forged when David and Tina discover they both love a good gossip, before they turn their attention to Stephen when David compares him to a tramp. Julie overcooks her beef, but will her hosting make up for it and bag her the £1,000 prize?
17:50Come Dine with MeBeauty teacher Ashleigh throws the second of the week's parties in Co Durham, she hopes a menu of sophisticated dishes - along with a helping of hearts and love - will help her win the cash prize. However, cracks were already beginning to show in the diners' genial facade yesterday, and the hostess realises she must play peacemaker if she is to keep everyone from falling out.