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Having a Laugh! Great Irish Comedy TV Moments

TV3, 9pm No, we don't think the issuing of the bank guarantee will feature here. A compilation of TV clips featuring some of the country's leading actors, Father Ted (left), plus footage of Brendan O'Carroll and Roddy Doyle. Pat Shortt and Des Bishop are among those interviewed. Irish comedy . . . could be a short programme this.


Winter Wipeout

BBC1, 6pm New series. More silliness as Richard Hammond presents this chilly new version of Total Wipeout, which sees the contestants wrapping up warm to tackle a snow-covered course with winter-themed obstacles and seasonal challenges.

Amanda Byram laughs herself silly at the side of the course.


Westlife: For the Last Time

UTV, 9.05pm Oh, please let it be true . . . having announced their intention to go their separate ways after a farewell tour next year, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan are joined by presenter Christine Bleakley to celebrate their 14-year career and their 26 top-10 singles. The programme traces the Westlife story and includes archive footage of the boys, as well as interviews with key figures in their career.


Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties

Channel 4, 10pm The actress rolls back the years to recall the decade's comedy, combining newsreel footage with humorous clips. Her journey features contributions from Alan Carr, David Walliams, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon and Ross Noble.