Friday 15 December 2017

Best of the Box: Thursday

TV picks for Thursday night.

Programme of the day


RTE One, 11.10pm

John Kelly talks to Canadian author Margaret Atwood about her latest novel, ‘MaddAddam’, critics Lauren Murphy and Harry Browne review Woody Allen’s latest film, ‘Blue Jasmine’, and ‘The Works’ also visits a major retrospective of the work of the unique surrealist painter Leonora Carrington.

Best Sport


RTE Two, 8.30pm

Marty Morrissey looks forward to Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay between Cork and Clare at Croke Park. If it’s as good as their thrilling draw on September 8th, it will be a match to savour.


Best Factual


Channel 4, 10.00pm

The documentary examining the modern craze for tattoos returns with three new episodes. Here, we meet Paul  whose facial tattoos are his pride and joy but may have something to do with his being unable to find work.



Best Drama


BBC2, 9.00pm

Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy,) is paid a visit in the Garrison pub by two men who claim to be IRA volunteers. They’ve heard the Peaky Blinders have come into possession of a crate of guns, and want to buy them for the cause.

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