The best TV to watch this weekend: Ryan Tubridy says ‘bye bye’ in his last Late Late Show

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THE LATE LATE SHOW RTÉ One, 9.35pm As the rubric opus goes, “It started connected the late, precocious show.” And it finishes for Ryan Tubridy tonight, aft 14 years during which tv changed immeasurably and RTÉ’s flagship ratings colossus often felt similar an anachronism.


At the clip of writing, each we cognize is that President Michael D Higgins volition beryllium appearing successful a pre-recorded interview, there’ll beryllium a show from a super-sized ace group, featuring performers from each strands of Irish music, and plentifulness of memories from the Toy Show, which is arguably the facet of the Late Late he truly made his own.

There’ll beryllium plentifulness of clip to speech astir his successor, Patrick Kielty, travel the autumn. This is Ryan’s night, and champion wishes to him successful immoderate helium does next.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S LITTLE SATCHMO PBS America, 7.25pm The large jazz creator had lone 1 child, but not with his wife. This typically classy documentary from the non-profit broadcaster reveals however Armstrong kept his daughter, Sharon Preston-Folta, a concealed from the world, and the toll it took connected some of them.


Natasha Lyonne is simply a quality lie-detector successful Poker Face. Photo: Sky

POKER FACE Sky Max, 9pm Rian Johnson revived the whodunit with the dazzling Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion. With Poker Face, helium conjures the tone of Columbo and of 1970s case-of-the-week TV shows.

Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) plays Las Vegas casino worker-turned-private oculus Charlie Cale, who has the faultless quality to archer erstwhile radical are lying. As with the Peter Falk classic, we cognize who the murderer is from the beginning; the amusive is successful watching Charlie drawback them out.

SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES Drama, 9pm Ah, if lone nuns successful the Ireland of the 1960s had been arsenic bully arsenic the 1 successful this determinedly tongue-in-cheek transgression drama. In the archetypal of a caller season, Boniface (Lorna Watson) investigates acheronian deeds astatine a children’s amusement that’s signaling an occurrence successful her twee English village. Harmless nonsense really.

THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL Amazon Prime Video After 5 seasons, the final-episode curtain comes down connected Rachel Brosnahan arsenic the housewife who bucks the inclination of 1950s America by becoming a stand-up comedian.


LOVE TO LOVE YOU, DONNA SUMMER Sky Documentaries, 9pm A music-heavy docket begins with this feature-length movie astir the miss from Boston who recovered fame successful Germany and past conquered America and the satellite during the disco years. It’s chiefly made up of archive interviews with the singer, who died from lung crab successful 2012 aged 63.

Donna Summer

Donna Summer

It goes beyond the glam and glitter to look astatine her abusive relationships, her near-suicide and the harm to her vocation from anti-gay remarks she allegedly made (she ever denied it) successful 1989.

DURAN DURAN AT THE BBC BBC2, 9.10pm Simon Le Bon and Co’s euphony has worn alternatively amended than their manner choices backmost successful the day. This compilation includes, a small surprisingly, an quality connected The Old Grey Whistle Test.

ANNIKA BBC1, 9.10pm The detective (Nicola Walker) draws connected Norse myths to lick a murder, portion besides dealing with her troubled girl (Silvie Furneaux), who’s been caught drinking vodka successful school.

Succession prima  Brian Cox

Succession prima Brian Cox

BRIAN COX: HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE Virgin Media 1, 10.05pm Conclusion of the engaging two-part documentary, made by Channel 5, with the Succession star, who grew up successful poorness successful Dundee and couldn’t beryllium little similar Logan Roy, looking astatine the inequalities successful American society.

LATER . . .WITH JOOLS HOLLAND BBC2, 10.10pm As is often the case, the amusement is an workout successful philharmonic contrasts. At 1 extremity of the spectrum there’s Jessie Ware, performing a fewer numbers from her 1970s disco-flavoured caller album, astatine the different there’s the no-frills Sleaford Mods, whose latest LP is called UK Grim.

Also, erstwhile Police drummer Stewart Copeland talks to Jools astir moving with an orchestra connected his caller album.


NORTH ATLANTIC RTÉ One, 6.30pm Final portion of Ken O’Sullivan’s beautifully filmed exploration of the marine beingness of the bluish portion of the ocean.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S YEOMEN OF THE GUARD BBC4, 8pm Gilbert & Sullivan’s ever-popular comic opera is updated to a 1950s mounting by the English National Opera successful a accumulation from past year.

MIDSOMER MURDERS UTV/ITV1, 8pm There’s a Gilbert & Sullivan transportation successful this caller occurrence of the knowingly daft execution mystery, which was postponed successful January to marque country for Tom Bradby’s interrogation with Prince Harry. A murderer strikes during an amateur-dramatics accumulation of The Pirates of Penzance.

Barry Humphries arsenic  his change  ego, Dame Edna Everage (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Barry Humphries arsenic his change ego, Dame Edna Everage (Sean Dempsey/PA)

BARRY HUMPHRIES AT THE BBC BBC2, 9pm The superb satirist and performer, who died past month, is celebrated done his galore appearances connected the Beeb arsenic Dame Edna, Les Patterson and, present and again, arsenic himself.

60 DAYS ON THE ESTATES Channel 4, 9pm Filmmaker Ed Stafford immerses himself successful what person been branded Britain’s astir unsafe assembly estates. He uncovers an each excessively acquainted communicative of poverty, conflict and authoritative neglect.

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