The Christmas Toy Show
It's the 'I can't believe it's not the Toy Show' Toy Show tonight over on TV3 which will be a much shorter and less Tubridy filled version of the one we all know and love. Brian McFadden and Karen Koster are on presenting duties tonight at the Royal Dublin Society as the pair look at the must-have toys and stocking fillers this year. Oh and Jedward will be there too. Obviously.
The Graham Norton Show
Fantastic couch tonight in our opinion with even more Oscar winners joining the host for a chat, and they are a pair of legends at that. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will be on having recently paired up for the BBC's Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot. As well as those two, Hollywood's sweetheart Miss Jennifer Aniston will be on along with her Horrible Bosses co-star and Arrested Development actor Jason Bateman. As well as that, Olly Murs will be performing his latest single Wrapped Up... he'll certainly be in good company with that lot.
The Late Late Show
RTE 1: 9.35pm
It ain't a bad lineup either on The Late Late tonight, we have to say. Joining Tubbers for a chat will be singer Sinead O' Connor who has always proved an entertaining guest on The Late Late Show down the years, you never really know what she is going to say. There will be a few laughs from comedian Dara O’Briain who is certainly one of our funniest exports to date, sure they only love him across the way there. As well as that, Alexa Chung will be on, so tell all your female hipster friends. They are also still doing that Christmas jumper competition too, where viewers must knit a jumper for Ryan to wear on The Toy Show. Yep, that's really a thing.
Live International Rugby
RTE 2: 3.30pm
After two consecutive wins in this autumn international league, it's hard not to feel optimistic as we go up against the rugby giants that are Australia at the Aviva Stadium. The Aussie lads have done well in the past with us though unfortunately - we haven't managed to beat them at home since 2006. Have Schmidt's men got the hat trick in them this weekend?
Tomorrow's World: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction
This new series sees Dominic Sandbrook look at the many different aspects of the science-fiction genre and its impact on cinema. He starts off by looking at sci-fi's enduring fascination with outer space, from Jules Verne's pioneering 19th-century vision of a voyage to the moon, to the universe George Lucas created for Star Wars. He also looks at how Stanley Kubrick made 2001: A Space Odyssey seem so believable and how one of sci-fi's best loved heroes is basically a man in a dressing gown in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The Jonathan Ross Show
You can't really have a Saturday night in without at least checking in with what Wossy is doing. Tonight in the green room, he'll have former Oasis front man Noel Gallagher, who will be chatting about his forthcoming second album with his band High Flying Birds. Jack Whitehall will also be on for a chat, who is known for his roles in Fresh Meat and Bad Education. There will also be a few laughs from comedian Lee Evans who is currently on tour in the UK and Ireland, while our own lads Boyzone will also be on to mark the release of their new Motown-themed collection Dublin to Detroit. Noel Gallagher and Ronan Keating hanging out, never though we'd see the day.
TG4: 5.00am and 10.00am
Set your alarm for the wee hours this Sunday morning if you want to see Olympic champion Katie Taylor defend her title at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships which will take place in Jeju City in South Korea. It's the semi-finals of the event today but considering she has won the whole thing outright four times now, we reckon she will go all the way. G'wan the Katie!
This new supernatural thriller marks Monty Python star Michael Palin's first acting roles in twenty years as he plays an elderly man called Tom Parfitt, who's moved into a residential home after faking a fall. He finds himself striking up a friendship with an 18-year-old care worker Hannah (of My Mad Fat Diary fame) who is puzzled to discover he has brought nothing with him but an empty suitcase. Things all take a very morbid turn then when his social worker falls to her death from his third-story room and Tom is found cowering in the corner. A detective is then brought into the case to try work out what exactly happened, and attempts to unravel Tom's life so far in a bid to get him to remember how this violent death even happened.
Wooly Mammoth: The Autopsy
Channel 4: 8.00pm
You probably saw in the news last year that an extraordinarily well-preserved woolly mammoth was found in Siberia, which understandably sent scientist folk into quite a frenzy. It has led to one of the most ambitious and controversial projects in science - the cloning of this iconic giant of the Ice Age. This documentary will follow an international team of experts as they carry out an historic autopsy on the carcass, and we also get access to programmes in both the USA and South Korea where people are working on bringing the mammoth back from extinction. All sounds like a terrible idea to us, did they learn NOTHING from Jurassic Park?
If you fancy enjoying any of the above with some tasty eats, get yourself down to Centra, perfect pit stop to grab a good feed on any night in. Deals galore!