Tonight's TV: 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Grand Prix Darts and Sean Connery
The return of a panel show favourite, some top-class darts action from Dublin and a cracking murder mystery.
Main Pick: 8 Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4, 10pm
Kicking off its 14th season, and moving to Monday nights, the panel show should brighten up the beginning of the week. Jimmy Carr is in the chair as always, and after last summer’s epic show where they all took the piss out of his tax woes, we look forward to more ribbing of the host in the new series.
Jon Richardson and Sean Lock are the captains, while chef Heston Blumenthal is one of the guests tonight.
Sporting Pick: World Grand Prix Darts, Sky Sports 1, 7pm
One of the highlights of the darts year kicks off tonight, in our very own Citywest in Dublin. Featuring 32 of the best players in the world, the short games and ‘double in, double out’ format makes this is a thriller for viewers.
The first night features some cracking games, including last year’s finalist, Fermanagh’s Brendan Dolan, against Gary Anderson, Limerick’s William O’Connor against Vincent van der Voort and Phil Taylor also begins his campaign for an 11th Grand Prix crown.
Movie Pick: The Name of the Rose, BBC1, 11.05pm
A murder mystery set in a 14th century Italian monastery doesn’t sound too promising but this film, from 1986, is a cracker. With Sean Connery playing the detective/monk and a very young Christian Slater in support, this tale has everything from mysterious deaths to secret sects and the story is hard to leave once it grabs you.
If you haven’t seen it, treat yourself and stay up.