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# TV

All time
# strewth
Neighbours returns to filming but there'll be 'no kissing' and stars must do their own make up
Home and Away is also set to roll again this month.
# marianne and connell
Over 370,000 viewers tuned in to watch Normal People
On the RTÉ Player, 301,000 streams have been watched to date, making it the strongest drama opening ever on this platform.
# Covid-19
ITV cancels this summer's season of Love Island
The seventh series of the show will now take place in 2021 instead.
# TV
RTÉ received 37 informal complaints about first two episodes of Normal People
The episodes were broadcast last Tuesday night on RTÉ 1.
# Tune in
RTÉ Sport announce plans to broadcast classic games and documentaries
The station will show classic soccer, GAA, rugby and hockey matches over the coming weeks.
# What's on?
Sofa Watch: Ryan returns to studio, Graham beams in from home
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# let's watch
Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week
From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember these characters from classic Irish TV shows?
Do you know your Dinny from your Miley?
# let's watch
Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week
From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.
# to whom it concerns
Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options … including a few classics from the archives.
# entertainment
Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first
The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.
# fyi
Sky confirm they won't be charging pubs 'until a live sport schedule returns'
The news has been welcomed by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), the representative body for Dublin publicans.
# speculative fiction
'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.
# Paywall
TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make
There are many strands to the huge decision facing the championship and its six unions.
# private equity
Six Nations agree to unify media rights ahead of expected CVC investment
There are fears that the championship won’t be screened live on terrestrial TV in the future.
# happy and glorious
The Crown to end after five seasons as Netflix reveals new Queen
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II for the fifth and final season.
# ask me anything
Angela Scanlon to host new entertainment show on RTÉ One
The programme will run on Saturday nights for eight weeks from March onwards.
# On the box
RTÉ announce 2020 league coverage details, starting with All-Ireland final rematch
The national broadcaster will again show some league clashes live.
Haughey meeting with TV deflector group could give them 'veneer of respectability', officials warned
The Deflector Association of Munster strongly opposed the Government’s introduction of MMDS broadcasting.
# Lyudmila Ignatenko
Wife of Chernobyl firefighter claims she did not consent to have their story told in HBO series
Lyudmila Ignatenko’s husband Vasily was one of the first firefighters to die after the disaster.
# so what's on
Here are some of the TV highlights this festive season
Derry Girls at Bake Off, Second Captains, Brendan Grace and Mrs Brown are some of the highlights of our Christmas TV schedule.
# Startups and tech
Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry
Streaming giants are transforming the trade. Ireland’s creative set needs to capitalise on the opportunity.
# Christmas telly
Brendan Grace, Mrs Brown and 8 Harry Potters: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's Christmas schedules
You can watch all eight Harry Potter films on Virgin Media this Christmas.
# On the box
Over 1.1 million people watched Dublin's All-Ireland final replay win over Kerry
There were also record numbers for the ladies football finals on TG4.
# no joe show
RTÉ confirm All-Ireland final replay coverage as Rochford replaces Brolly
The former Mayo boss had previously featured on The Sunday Game last month.
# Tune in
Cork, Fermanagh and Limerick games to feature as RTÉ and TG4 start 2019 GAA club coverage
The action begins on the weekend of 21-22 September.
# The Deceived
Thriller from Derry Girls' creator and a gangland show set in Bray all in Virgin Media's new schedule
Love Island, Gogglebox Ireland and a new sports show are also on the bill.
# On the box
Mickey Harte: Sky's introduction to GAA has resulted in 'more insightful analysis'
The Tyrone boss dismisses the common refrain that all big games should be free-to-air.
# one sixty
From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee
The government said that the TV licence fee should be replaced by a new charging system.
# fanny flutters
Irish eyes could be smiling after tonight's Love Island, so here's your guide to the final
Maura Higgins and Greg O’Shea both have a chance of winning.
# On the box
Sky unveil pricing details of new package that includes BT Sport
‘Sports Extra’ will carry BT Sport and Premier Sport in Ireland, meaning a record 233 Premier League matches will be available live.
# TV
Eir customers to lose BT Sport as Sky launch new package
BT Sport and Premier Sports will now be available to Irish customers through Sky Sports Extra.
# TV fraud
Set-top boxes: Gardaí search seven premises in Cork as part of crackdown on pirate TV
Seven premises in Cork were searched by Gardaí.
# Red Carpet
TV Baftas: Success for Ireland's Fiona Shaw but disappointment for Derry Girls
Killing Eve was the big winner of the night.
# Election time
Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.
# Corrie
Coronation Street is to feature a black family for the first time in its 59-year history
The producers of the show say they hope it will make it more representative of modern Britain.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# Netflix
Binge-watched everything on Netflix? Here are 7 things to look forward to in April
Plenty to choose from.
# tv picks
What to Watch on TV Tonight: Tuesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# First Dates
Nichola and Gerard's date went from bad to worse on First Dates last night
Christ, it was bleak.