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26th Dec 2018

In for the evening? Here are the best things on TV this St Stephen’s Day

Jade Hayden

Having a chill one tonight?

You better be.

After Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the abundance of days leading up to both of those, how in the name of God would you even have the energy to go out again tonight?

If you do, fair play, you’re a better woman than us.

And if you don’t, and you’re planning a night in on the sofa stuffing your face with selection boxes, you’re in luck because there are some decent things on the telly tonight.

This is them.

Zootropolis – RTE One – 6.25pm

Listen lads, I went to see Zootropolis in the cinema following a particularly nasty and harrowing breakup.

It was enough to put an ever-so-brief smile on my face, so it should be enough to entertain you tonight.

Also, the sloth scene is comedic perfection.

Coronation Street – Virgin Media One – 7.30pm

Gemma and her newly-released-from-prison brother finally come face to face for the first time in a long time.

But is he going to reveal the real reason why he spent all of that time in jail?

The Commitments – Virgin Media One – 9.00pm

Roddy Doyle’s heartwarming tale of hope, love, and genuine raw talent takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride around the mean streets of Dublin in search of a band that could change the city’s soul scene forever.

It’s funny, it’s lovely, it’s genuinely brilliant.

Watch it. Tonight.

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2018 – Channel 4 – 9.00pm

Scratch that, watch this instead.

The Big Fat Quiz has become a staple of British and UK household TV ever since Russell Brand and Noel Fielding were teammates for about four years in a row that one time.

Join Jimmy Carr and a load of panelists including Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Mo Gilligan, David Mitchell, Claudia Winkleman and Michelle Wolf, as they answer questions about the year that’s just been, while also having a bit of a laugh too.


Ant-Man – RTE Two – 9.35pm

Paul Rudd is an ant but also a superhero.

Marvel could’ve done better but they also could’ve done a lot worse.

The Nathan Carter Show – BBC Two NI – 10.25pm

It may be a repeat but it’s Nathan, so who among us really cares?

The Wagon Wheel icon will be joined by Melanie C, Curtis Stigers, Una Healy, and the children from St Patrick’s Junior Choir, to give audiences an hour or so of festive fun.

Optimum background viewing.

Father Ted – More 4 – 10.25pm onwards 

Can’t believe Arthur Matthews singlehandedly wrote this hilarious sitcom.

Good for him.

An Audience with Michael Bublé – Virgin Media One – 11.25pm

It’s the Bublé signing his Christmassy songs.

He’s a sound lad. Enough said.

In between that though, he’ll also be answering some Qs from his celeb fans, including Paul O’Grady, Dermot O’Leary, Joe McElderry, Holly Willoughby and Larry Lamb.