TV Listings

What's on Now & Next (2018-12-17)
18:01RTÉ News: Six One and WeatherThe latest national and international headlines.
18:30TodayDaily magazine show featuring entertainment and celebrity news, consumer advice, and Ireland's biggest giveaways. Presented by Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane.
18:30The SimpsonsHomer fakes his own death to avoid work and ends up meeting his long-lost mother - but Bart and Lisa begin to suspect their new-found granny is keeping something from them. Featuring the guest voices of Glenn Close and Harry Morgan.
Virgin Media One
18:00The Six O'Clock ShowChat show, featuring celebrity interviews, sampling food from leading chefs and guidance on a wide range of topics, from consumer affairs to the latest trends, with viewers invited to contribute with pictures, comments, stories and gossip.
19:00EmmerdaleLong-running soap following the ups and downs of village life amid the rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
18:00Weakest LinkGeneral knowledge quiz, with Anne Robinson, in which members of the public answer questions in the hope of winning a cash prize.
18:57An Aimsir LáithreachNational and international weather.
Virgin Media Two
18:00The ChaseBradley Walsh presents as four contestants pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.
19:30The ChaseBradley Walsh presents as four contestants pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.
Virgin Media Three
18:00Doc MartinPortwenn is abuzz with activity for the preparation of Janice and Penhale's wedding, but a medical issue could prevent Penhale from making it down the aisle. Meanwhile, Al is struggling with the demands of being best man, especially when Bert's marketing antics mean there is only whisky available at the pre-wedding party. Martin Clunes and John Marquez star.
19:00Agatha Christie's PoirotPart one of two. While holidaying in Cornwall with his friend Captain Hastings, the sleuth meets a local woman who has seemingly become unaccountably accident-prone - but soon starts to suspect she is actually a victim of foul play. David Suchet and Hugh Fraser star.
Channel 4
18:00The SimpsonsWhen a modernised Springfield Elementary School has a technical meltdown, Lisa does her best to transform it into a different institution. During the process, Groundskeeper Willie coaches her and the other members of the Mathlympics team for an important maths quiz against their Waverly Hill rivals.
18:30HollyoaksDrama following the lives and loves of a group of teenagers and young adults in Chester.
18:00The Big Bang TheorySheldon cannot contain his jealousy when he hears that his university colleague Bert has won a prestigious fellowship with an impressive grant. Elsewhere, Howard finds an old remote-controlled toy he made in the past, but the rest of the group do not seemed to be too impressed by it. Stephen Hawking guest stars.
18:30The Big Bang TheorySheldon, Amy, Leonard and Penny do their best to divide up all their possessions into two separate households, but tension ensues. Raj and Stuart compete to become indispensable to Howard and Bernadette as the baby's arrival looms. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) guest stars.
Sky One
18:00FuturamaFry, Leela, Bender and their friends visit Rome to take in the sights, but uncover a dark secret about artist Leonardo da Vinci.
18:30The SimpsonsHomer's unattended gym bag leads to a terrorism scare, prompting the people of Springfield to vote for the hiring of a British security consultant - which results in the mass installation of surveillance cameras. But Chief Wiggum and the other officers tire of staring at screens, so they recruit town residents including Marge and Ned to keep watch. With the guest voice of Eddie Izzard.
Sky Two
18:00Hawaii Five-0The team reinvestigates the death of Navy Seal member Max Garcia after Joe White raises suspicions about the original verdict of suicide. Meanwhile, Chin Ho grows concerned about the company Kono has been keeping since being kicked off the force. Guest starring William Baldwin.
19:00Hawaii Five-0The team takes to the water when a deep-sea diver is found dead and faces the task of breaking the news to the victim's mother, who has Alzheimer's. Guest starring Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).
BBC Four
22:45StoryvilleA profile of the pioneering comedian, chronicling his life from a troubled youth growing up in his grandmother's Illinois brothel to his career as one of the most respected yet controversial comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, Pryor reveals his internal struggles and also how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be. The programme features appearances from Mel Brooks and Robin Williams, access to members of his family and inner circle, and rarely-seen footage of the man himself at work.
19:00Christmas University ChallengeTeams made up of distinguished graduates of Queen Mary University of London and Cardiff University compete to secure a place in the semi-finals. Among those facing questions from quizmaster Jeremy Paxman are Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and broadcaster Adrian Chiles for Queen Mary, and BBC World News presenter Laura Trevelyan and former cycling world champion Nicole Cooke for Cardiff.
17:55The SupervetKevin and Natalie discover their beloved six-year-old German shepherd has a tumour. In desperation, they turn to Noel Fitzpatrick in the hope he can find a way to prolong Otto's life until their wedding day. The team also sees Jane, Simon and their Rottweiler puppy Elvis, who is having trouble walking, and seven-week-old Pomeranian Gucci, brought in with a broken paw by Amber and her two children after only 48 hours in her new home.
18:55The SupervetCavachon Stampy has been hit by a car and is in a critical condition, leaving owners Jim and his wife Karen facing a difficult dilemma - to take the chance and put their pet through painful surgery, or let him die. Golden retriever Dylan has a limp, and owner Stuart has driven seven hours from Preston to seek Noel Fitzpatrick's help. Meanwhile, Ginny from Chelsea arrives with her beloved dachshund Lilly-Belle, who has lost the use of her back legs.