Friday’s TV: Take Me Out and State of Play
Tonight the telly box brings us more really, really picky Irish women, the latest from Wimbledon and a must-see political thriller in State of Play.
Main Event: Take Me Out Ireland, TV3, 10:40 pm
Ray Foley plays Cupid for a panel of 30 single women in the hope of finding them their perfect date. Contestants include an events manager from Meath, a Dublin-based US airline executive from Trinidad and an internet search-engine employee from Clare.
Granted, Ray is no Paddy McGuinness (the UK host) and the ladies appear to have an inflated sense of self-worth, yet this is still perfect Friday night viewing if you’re staying in.
Sport Pick: Today at Wimbledon, BBC2, 8pm
John Inverdale and guests discuss the key moments in the men’s singles semi-finals, and the rest of the news from the 11th day’s play at the All England Club. Plus, a look ahead to the women’s final and updates on the doubles competitions.
Hopefully by the time you’re reading this Andy Murray hasn’t yet been knocked out, so we can revel in seeing him come so close but yet so far once more.
Movie Pick: State Of Play, UTV, 10.35pm
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.
In this star-studded drama/thriller a hard-nosed journalist investigating the murder of a congressman’s intern discovers a connection between the tragedy and the death of a petty crook on the same evening.
As he works to get to the bottom of the story, the reporter uncovers a political conspiracy that places him in a precarious and potentially life-threatening position. A very smart and very watchable effort starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams