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Staying in tonight? Here's what you should be watching


Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in The Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in The Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in The Town

Whether it's Ben Affleck's sparkling thriller or a dose of Corrie, here's the best offerings on the box this evening


RTE1, 9.35

(2010, Police/Crime Drama) A thief takes a bank manager hostage while he and his gang make their getaway, only to later learn she lives in the same neighbourhood as him. As FBI agents close in, he tries to befriend her to make sure she cannot identify him, but as he falls in love with her, he considers changing his ways - risking the fury of his unstable partner in crime. Drama, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. With Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner



CHANNEL 4, 9.00pm

AS the staff prepare for the opening of the Christmas shop, new recruits are interviewed, 200,000 baubles are unpacked and a polar bear has to be sold. With Liberty relying on in-come from the festive store to hit targets there’s a great deal of pressure on the new team members to make this the most successful Christmas ever. Meanwhile, smooth salesman Stelios from vintage designerwear stages an exhibition of vintage Hermes handbags for his VIP customers. Fly-on-the-wall documentary charting the lives of those who work in a Department store. Last in the series.



UTV, 7.30

HOUR-LONG episode. Tracy uses Rob’s keys to let herself into Underworld and in a rage trashes the office, but Carla turns up and threatens to call the police. Kevin buys a posh second-hand sofa, but fails to get it through the door of No 13, while Alya invites Gary to the factory for some time alone, and the police inform Todd they’ve caught the man who assaulted him



BBC1, 8.00pm

THINGS are tense in the Fitzgerald-Westbrook household following the revelation that Justin and Tiffany have been sleeping together, and they only get worse when Allie convinces Vaughan to send his son to boarding school. Justin is furious at the news and soon hatches a plot of his own. Darren isn’t happy when Rhiannon considers a career as a plus-size model, while Sue looks forward to a fresh start with Simon in Wales – but forgetting Hector proves easier said than done, especially when he makes an impassioned plea for her to stay.



TV3, 9.00

FIRST of a two-part documentary following life inside two nursing homes in Ireland, begin¬ning with a look at the lives of those residing at Moorehall Lodge in Ardee, Co Louth, which has taken a modern approach and abolished any signs of institutionalisation, such as drug trolleys, name tags and staff uniforms. Moore¬hall have also divided what was once their main building into four houses, with three focussed entirely on caring for residents with dementia.