VIC AND BOB BOUNCE BACK
Vic & Bob’s Lucky Sexy Winners Thursday, 10pm, Ch4
Reeves and Mortimer return to Channel 4, for one week only, with this typically crazy game show. Guests include Eddie Izzard, and jawdropping sights include Vic as Miranda Hart.
9PM, SKY LIVING The slick Manchester-set comedy drama returns for a second series, on a new channel and with a few new faces in the cast (Claire Goose among them). Sally Lindsay stars as Lisa, whose new friend leads her astray.
The Running Mate
11.20PM, RTÉ ONE Documentary about Evald Krog, a Danish man born with muscular dystrophy, who has changed the way the disabled are cared for.
9.30PM, TG4 Repeat of the four-part comedy-drama about a politician desperate to win a Dáil seat in South Kerry when a General Election is called. Don Wycherley and Carrie Crowley star.
A Subtle Movement Of Air
and starring James Fleet, James Bolam and Sanjeev Bhaskar, this new sictom has an impressive pedigree. It focuses on an ordinary family in a decidedly dystopian future Britain.
Come Dine With Me
8PM, CH4 Four current and former Paralympians take part in this special edition of the contest, and the competition is fierce. Giles Long, Ann Wild, Lee Pearson and Rachael Latham take turns to host dinner parties to win £1,000 for charity.
9PM, TV3/UTV In the concluding part of this poignant documentary, the Coronation Street stars recruit local actors to perform plays with them about the dangers of HIV and drug abuse – and to carry on spreading the word. 9PM, CH4 Earlier this year, the team captains on 8 Out Of 10 Cats did battle in a special crossover edition of Countdown. Jon Richardson won (and even got a nine-letter word, albeit too late), so Sean Lock will be out for revenge. Jimmy Carr hosts.
9PM, BBC2 This magnificent five-part adaptation of a quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford – brilliantly scripted by Tom Stoppard – begins in the dying days of Edwardian England, where Yorkshire landowner Christopher Tietjens is locked in a wretchedly unhappy marriage. Also see feature, page 10.
Corrie Goes To Kenya
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
The Walking Dead
9.05PM, RTÉ ONE The survivors get ready for winter, and Carl feels responsible for the death of Dale, in the first of a double bill of the zombie drama. Then, in the second episode, Rick and Carl return to the farm, only to realise that they are being followed by a large group of walkers.
For One Night Only
9.35PM, RTÉ TWO Billy McGuinness and Christy Dignam from Aslan are in studo performing tracks from their new album, Nudie Books And Frenchies, and talking to Gay Byrne about the ups and downs of the band’s 30 years in business.
10.55PM, RTÉ TWO The tense US thriller continues with Becca forced to recall details of a traumatic former case in order to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Michael goes to great lengths to protect himself and Oksana.