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Staying in tonight? Here's the best of what's on the box


Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Twas a couple of nights before Christmas and here's the best that the television has to offer you


RTE1, 9.35pm

A LOOK at the amazing strength and positivity that adventurer, athlete and author Mark Pollock has shown despite a series of challenging obstacles that have presented themselves throughout his life.
Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark competed in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains and the polar ice caps, including an epic two-month expedition race to the South Pole. He won silver and bronze rowing medals in the Commonwealth Games. In July 2010 the challenge chose Mark. A tragic fall left him paralysed. Now he is living his own lessons, a pioneer exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery.



TV3, 7.30pm

TONY and Tracy both regret their moment of madness and agree to keep quiet about it, but Todd has his suspicions about the pair, while Lloyd and Andrea are perturbed to learn that Steve is wasting even more money on restoring his car. Steph flirts with Gavin as they work together at the bistro.



SKY1, 8pm

PHIL steps up to the plate to cook Thanksgiving dinner, employing Luke as his sous chef. However, Claire is not convinced the pair can pull it off, so she buys a backup bird. Jay and Gloria’s plan to go away for the holiday is scuppered, so the pair decide to maintain a low profile. Meanwhile, Mitch forces Cam to play bad cop when Lily refuses to wear a nice dress. Nigella Lawson guest stars.



BBC1, 9pm

THE funnyman presents an evening of entertainment from the stage of the DominionTheatre in London, where he is joined by Jack Whitehall, Jason Byrne, Katherine Ryan and The Horne Section, with music by Olly Murs and George Ezra performing their biggest hits of the year. The main man also dons his dancing shoes to join in a routine with world-famous dancers the Tiller Girls.



UTV, 9pm

THE St Stephen’s Day 2004 tsunami, caused by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, created huge waves travelling at speeds of up to 500 miles an hour towards the west coast of Thailand. One of the worst natural disasters on record, the death toll reached almost 250,000.
In this programme, survivors reveal how their lives have unfolded a decade on from the tragedy.

Among them are siblings Emily and Ben, who were teenagers at the time, on holiday withtheir parents in Phuket. The pair retrace their movements from when the wave engulfed them to an emotional reunion