Friday's TV: The Olympics Opening Ceremony is finally here
After months and months of hype, it's finally time to see what director Danny Boyle has had up his sleeve for the London Games Opening Ceremony tonight.
Main Event: The Million Pound Drop, Channel 4, 9pm
More teams of celebrity friends as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes try to raise as much money as possible for charity. Professor Green and Big Lew, Mark Foster and Rachel Riley, and Joe Swash and Jessica-Jane Clement are each given £1million at the start of the quiz and face losing piles of cash if they get a question wrong.
Sport Pick: London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, RTE Two, 8.30pm
The countdown is over - now the ceremony begins with a show produced by Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. The chime of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe is the cue for the cast of 10,000 volunteers to take the stage in a pageant about a land recovering from its industrial legacy.
It promises country scenes, with families taking picnics, farmers tilling the soil and people playing sports on the village green, on a set featuring real farmyard animals and landmarks like Glastonbury Tor. It all sounds bonkers but we can't wait.
Movie Pick: In The Name of the Father, TV3, 9pm
Drama adapted from the autobiography of Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon, chronicling his tireless efforts to overturn the life sentence imposed on him for involvement with an IRA bombing, an indictment based on a forced confession. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch and Mark Sheppard.
UPC On Demand Pick: Cold Feet
There aren't many options on terrestrial TV tonight, so we recommend you try out UPC's new On Demand service if you want to continue watching top class entertainment, as the service includes the RTE Player, 3Player and a host of boxsets and other shows, free to all UPC customers.
A classic slice of comedy drama, Cold Fet ran for five seasons and was a critical and ratings success for ITV - now you can find out why.