Wednesday 13 December 2017

What to watch on TV tonight

John Hannah
John Hannah

SOME heroics, a few giggles and a small bit of oddity on the goggle box should keep you entertained tonight

One for all the family, a new documentary series Firefighters starts at 8:30pm on RTE1 tonight following the members of Dublin Fire and Rescue around the city while on the job.

Tonight’s episode will feature the rescue team searching for the occupants of a house that caught fire. The crew also help out in non-incendiary matters, however, as they come to the assistance of an elderly woman trapped in an overturned car.

The show trailing the heroic squad will no doubt be a winner in Irish households, particularly when it includes the ‘aww’ factor – footage of a little puppy being released from a sewer.

Spoof crime drama A Touch of Cloth II: Undercover Cloth returned with a bang last week, bringing with it the ever rough-and-ready DCI Jack Cloth (John Hannah) and his partner DI Anne Oldman (Suranne Jones).

While the ‘old man’ puns and the DI’s struggling sexuality are beginning to wear a bit thin this time round, any word play on Cloth’s namesake just keep getting funnier.

Tonight’s episode airs at 9:00pm on Sky 1 should see more of the same, hopefully with a little more genuine hilarity. And a bad guy will no doubt get caught at some stage. 

Finally and potentially worth waiting up for, an interesting documentary will be broadcast on BBC1 at 11:05pm, telling the story of 38-year-old British woman Sarah Colwill.

Sarah’s life changed overnight in 2010 when she was rushed into hospital suffering from a migraine.  The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese reveals how Sarah aroused from a nap with her Plymouth accent gone and was diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome.

Having lived with this rare ailment for the last three years, Sarah wants to find an answer to why this has happened – and whether she will ever get her own voice back.

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