TV & Radio
Tonight's TV: Funny Fortnight, Helsingborgs v Celtic, Lord of War
Tonight's TV features Them From That Thing, Helsingborgs v Celtic and Lord of War. We also take a look at Disney's John Carter.
Main Event: Them From That Thing, Channel 4, 10pm
Them from That Thing Part is a two-part sketch show set in an exaggerated version of the modern world where serious people do fairly ridiculous things. Featuring a selection of British stars who first made their names on Channel 4 comedy series, including Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Four Lions), Sally Phillips (Smack the Pony), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) and Morgana Robinson (Very Important People), as well as some of Britain's leading dramatic actors, including Simon Callow, Bill Patterson, Sean Gilder, Ewen Bremner and Denis Lawson. Part two can be seen tomorrow at 10pm if you’re interested. It’s all a part of Channel 4’s ‘Funny Fortnight’ so it should keep you entertained.
Sporting Pick: Helsingborgs v Celtic, TV3, 7.30pm
Helsingborg v Celtic, kick-off starts at 7.45pm. Brian Kerr joins Tommy Martin to present coverage of the first-leg match in the play-off round, which is held at the Olympic Stadium in Sweden. The winners of this two-legged affair will progress to the group stage of the competition, so both will be looking to perform well in this contest and claim a positive result for the return leg at Celtic Park next week. Your commentary for the evening will be brought to you by Trevor Welch and Lou Macari.
Movie Pick: Lord Of War, BBC1, 11.35pm
A Ukrainian immigrant in New York sells guns to local mobsters – whatever floats your boat - and when he gains access to a vast supply of Soviet weaponry at the end of the Cold War he expands his operation overseas - but makes the mistake of doing business with an African warlord. Thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Eamonn Walker and Ian Holm.
On-Demand Pick: John Carter
Your UPC On-Demand Pick for today is the Disney blockbuster John Carter. John Carter, a Civil War vet from Earth, is transplanted to Mars where he discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a saviour. Stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton and Willem Dafoe. If this doesn’t sound like your cuppa tea, then fear not as UPC's new On Demand service features top class entertainment, including the RTÉ Player, 3Player and a host of other boxsets and shows, free to all UPC customers. So go on, check it out.