TV & Ra­dio

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Casablanca Sun­day, RTÉ One, 1.40pm It doesn’t mat­ter how much time goes by, this ro­man­tic drama will al­ways be a clas­sic. Humphrey Bog­art is on iconic form as Rick, an Amer­i­can run­ning a Moroc­can night­club dur­ing the sec­ond World War. His cyn­i­cism is put to the test when he’s re­united with for­mer lover Ilsa ( In­grid Bergman, ABOVE with Bog­art), who needs his help to get her Czech re­sis­tance leader hus­band ( Paul Hen­reid) out of Casablanca. The chem­istry be­tween the leads pos­i­tively siz­zles, but the whole cast is on top form – es­pe­cially the scene- steal­ing Claude Rains as the cheer­fully cor­rupt Cap­tain Re­nault. Gone Girl Fri­day, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Gil­lian Flynn’s ac­claimed novel gets a tense, stylish big- screen adap­ta­tion cour­tesy of di­rec­tor David Fincher. A per­fectly cast Ben Af­fleck stars as Nick, whose glam­orous wife Amy ( Rosamund Pike), a mi­nor celebrity due to her star­ring role in a se­ries of books writ­ten by her par­ents, dis­ap­pears on their fifth wed­ding an­niver­sary. He con­tacts the po­lice, but as de­tails of their trou­bled mar­riage start to emerge, he finds him­self un­der sus­pi­cion of mur­der – and the me­dia is ready to con­vict him. The Wolf of Wall Street Fri­day, Chan­nel 4, 11.40pm Di­rec­tor Martin Scors­ese re­unites with Leonardo DiCaprio ( BELOW) for an en­er­getic, blackly funny drama based on the true story of New York stock­bro­ker Jor­dan Belfort. Af­ter los­ing his first job on Wall Street in the 1987 crash, Jor­dan even­tu­ally goes on to found his own com­pany, which be­comes suc­cess­ful due to some very shady deal­ings. But while Jor­dan and his friends are liv­ing it up on the prof­its – and Scors­ese doesn’t skimp on the de­bauch­ery – the FBI is pay­ing close at­ten­tion…

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