Saturday 16 December 2017

Staying in on St Stephen's Day? Here's what's on tv

Queen of Ireland Panti
Queen of Ireland Panti
Daniel O'Donnell and Friends Christmas Special, Stephen's Day, RTE One, 9.20pm
Captain Phillips
Panti Bliss celebrates with marriage equality supporters at Dublin Castle. Photo: Gerry Mooney

If you're keen to avoid the crowds in clubs or pubs and wrap up away from the storm, here's what's on tv and where to watch it on St Stephen's Day.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

James Nesbitt, (Bofur, second right) starred in the fantasy adventure ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ with, from left, Bifur (William Kircher), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and Oin (John Callen).

5pm on RTÉ2

This 2012 epic adventure sees Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman in the first of the Peter Jackson trilogy. Featuring goblins, orcs, shapeshifters, sorcerers aplenty.


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in Star Trek Into Darkness

8:35pm on RTÉ2

In J.J. Abrams' breathlessly paced adventure, Kirk and Spock must briefly suspend hostilities when a mysterious villain attempts to take out Star Fleet's bases on Earth. With Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch.


Panti Does 2015

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Panti Bliss celebrates with marriage equality supporters at Dublin Castle. Photo: Gerry Mooney

10.55pm on RTE2

The Queen of Ireland recalls the highs of lows of 2015 including music, sport and entertainment stories that got the nation talking.


Daniel O'Donnell and Friends

Daniel O'Donnell

9:20pm on RTE One

The star will be celebrating a night of music and craic filmed at Powerscourt House in Wicklow.


Captain Philips (2013)

Captain Phillips

10:25pm on RTE One

This Oscar-winning classic sees Tom Hanks playing Captain Richard Phillips and the true story of a 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates, led by actor Barkhad Abdi.



And Then There Were None


9:00pm on BBC One

The first of three parts of this Agatha Christie classic whodunnit begins tonight and wraps on December 27. Irish actor and Poldark's Aidan Turner takes on the role of Irish mercenary Philip Lombard in this murder mystery which sees a group of strangers invited to a remote house, where a killer is among them.



The Big Fat Quiz of the Year


9pm on Channel 4

This annual Channel 4 classic sees Jimmy Carr hosting once again, where he will be joined by Claudia Winkleman, Rob Brydon and Richard Ayoade, Greg Davies and Jo Brand to recall the year's most ridiculous stories.

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