It’s been a pretty woeful start to the new year weather wise but there’s plenty to watch on TV this week so at least that’s some consolation eh?
The week got off to a flying start with The 7.39 and Secrets of The Living Dolls, not to mention a new season of Criminal Minds, The Bletchley Circle and Brooklyn Nine Nine. I’m still not sure about Sunday night’s Sherlock though: I’ll have to give it another go before deciding if I hated it or not.
So, what’s left for you to watch on the box (in Ireland and The UK) this week? Well, let’s take a look:
TUESDAY January 7th
The 7.39 – BBC One, 9pm
Will David Morrisey and Sheridan Smith hop in the sack as this little drama from One Day scribe David Nicholls comes to a close?
Revenge – RTE Two, 9 & 9.55pm
Emily Thorne’s big secret is (kinda) out and she’s back with a vengeance. Go figure.
The Taste – Channel 4, 9pm
To quote the PR powers that be at Channel 4 – “Nigella Lawson, food maverick Anthony Bourdain, and critically-acclaimed chef Ludo Lefebvre search for the first British winner of the high stakes cooking competition where flavour is the only thing that matters.” Is this going to be The Voice of cooking competitions then? Nigella’s loving it already.
WEDNESDAY January 8th
The Tomorrow People – E4, 9pm
Romeo off Home and Away, aka Luke Mitchell, returns to our TV screens as John Young in this rather, shall we say more sexy, reboot of the the classic British kids Sci-Fi series. Robbie Amell is the main man in this one and if you think he looks familiar that’s because his brother Stephen is better known as ‘yer man from Arrow’.
Grey’s Anatomy – Sky Living, 10pm
Mer, Der and co are back for their 10th season of drama so it’s no surprise to hear that it all kicks off with the leading lady having to make a rather difficult choice. Sandra Oh’s set to go by the end of this latest batch of episodes, so who knows what’ll happen in Seattle Grace? If you don’t have the ‘foreign channels’ you can catch it on RTE Two from January 14th.
Breaking Bad – TG4, 9.30pm
In case you haven’t caught them yet, the final 8 episodes of Season 5 hit Irish terrestrial TV this week. Try not to spoil it for the rest of ’em, eh?
THURSDAY January 9th
Castle – Alibi, 9pm
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic bring one of TV’s best pairings back to our screens this week as Castle and Beckett pick up where that dramatic Season 5 finale left off. She’s made a big decision and he’s dealing with the consequences. We’ll say no more. If you’ve never seen it before consider catching Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix.
What Kelly Did Next – RTE Two, 9.30pm
Remember Kelly Mongan? The very very pregnant Voice of Ireland runner up? Well she’s had her baby and now she’s balancing motherhood with her ambitions for a big career in the music business.
The Undateables – Channel 4, 9pm
The dating series that caused its fair share of controversy over the past two years is back for a third run on Channel 4. You know the drill at this stage: Cameras follow a variety of individuals with disabilities as they attempt to find love. Empowering or exploitative? You decide.
FRIDAY Janury 10th
The Graham Norton Show – BBC One, 10.35pm
Just a matter of months after he hit the sofa with Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro is back with Sylvester Stallone in tow. Add Carey Mulligan to the mix and you’re in for a smashing evening as always. Sure it wouldn’t be Friday night without a bit of our Graham.
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories – UTV, 9pm
If you didn’t see the utterly brilliant two part BBC documentary about the formidable Mary Berry then you’ll most definitely want to catch her chatting with Piers Morgan this evening. There’s so much more to this Great British Bake Off judge and culinary queen than meets the eye. You’ll want to hug her and high five her in equal parts.
Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast – Channel 4, 8pm
Sure who could say no to a big of good, honest grub of a Friday night? Even Usain Bolt is getting in on the action.