The best of tonight’s tele­vi­sion

Irish Independent - - Television -

■ BEST DRAMA Mr Mercedes RTÉ One, 10.10pm

Hodges and Janey grow closer af­ter he helps her through a dif­fi­cult time, and the de­tec­tive asks Jerome and Holly to help him with his case. Bren­dan Glee­son stars.

■ PRO­GRAMME OF THE DAY

This Crowded House RTÉ 2, 9.30pm

It’s es­ti­mated that one-in­four Ir­ish adults over the age of 25 is still liv­ing at home, and in this new se­ries Bren­dan Court­ney helps young peo­ple be­lat­edly flee the nest. This week he meets boomerang broth­ers who keep com­ing back to their par­ents’ house, and a young cou­ple who live in a cabin at the bot­tom of their par­ents’ gar­den.

■ BEST FOOD Great Bri­tish Bake Off: The Fi­nal Chan­nel 4, 8pm

The three re­main­ing bak­ers pre­pare a batch of loaves, bake bis­cuits and pro­duce a multi-lay­ered patis­serie show­stop­per.

■ MOVIE OF THE DAY Bat­tle: Los An­ge­les E4, 9pm

Sci-fi thriller star­ring Aaron Eck­hart as the leader of a group of sol­diers who mount a heroic re­sis­tance when Los An­ge­les is at­tacked by aliens.

■ WATCH BACK Elec­tric Dreams All 4

When a grumpy hus­band re­turns from a visit to an alien planet, his wife is de­lighted to find him to­tally changed. But is it re­ally him? Bryan Cranston stars.

Bren­dan Glee­son in Mr Mercedes. Be­low: Bren­dan Court­ney. Photo: An­dres Poveda

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