It's the last Friday in January people! Which is welcome news considering this month has felt like one long Monday. You may want go out and celebrate this fact but if not, as usual, we have provided the best of what's on the box this weekend below...


The Graham Norton Show
BBC1: 10:35pm*

Another Friday, another Graham Norton Show, happy days! Tonight the host is chatting to the fantastic Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench, who just can't seem to make a bad movie, can she? Dench will be on along with her co-star Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) to talk about their new movie sequel 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Joining them will be the rising star of Angelina Jolie's war drama 'Unbroken', Jack O'Connell. We remember him from his 'Skins' days! Also on the show will be our own Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, who discuss their new sitcom 'Catastrophe', which if you haven't watched it already, you should - all the lols to be had. While music will be provided by Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit. Lovely stuff!

*Times may vary between BBC1 and BBC1NI.

Sky 1: 9.00pm

Final episode of this miniseries tonight which is kind of like Star Trek meets Interstellar... meets Broadchurch - in that there's a murder mystery involved. Tonight we finally find out the identity of Lorelei's killer as well as who Enzmann's spy is. While Dr Burns asks Christa to take an MRI scan to get to the bottom of her mysterious visions, the population learns which couples are allowed to give birth this year (bizarre life they lead...), and Viondra uses a power surge to her advantage. About time somebody told them the Earth is still in tact though really, isn't it?

UTV Ireland: 9.00pm

The penultimate episode of this three part series following the early life of Cilla Black, who was originally known as Cilla White, we learned in the opener. It looked like it was all over for the singer last week as she fluffed her audition in front of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, but things start getting back on track for her once more when she reunites with Bobby, her former manager (and future husband) and gets another shot with Epstein. She manages to get a record out there written by none other than John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who are her mates as we know, but unfortunately, it doesn't exactly go as well as she planned. Epstein then suggests another approach, a Dionne Warwick balled by the name of Anyone Who Had a Heart, and the rest, as they say, is history.


Live Australian Open - Women's Final
BBC2: 8.25am

If you fancy a spot of tennis in the morning, you can see Serena Williams take on Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The pair will be battling it out at what will be the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, with both ladies former champions. Williams is looking like the favourite given that she hasn't been beaten by Sharapova since 2004, but Maria could surprise us yet. Sue Barker will be presenting coverage, while Andrew Castle and John Lloyd will be providing the commentary.

The World's Weirdest Weather
Channel 4: 8.00pm

There's nowt us Irish love more than talking about the weather, so we can only imagine the epic chats we would have about it if we had to deal with this lot. This documentary looks at some of the world's strangest weather conditions and the science behind them. There's a vast cave system with its own weather, a lake in Argentina with water than can look like concrete, a 50-year-long puzzle of mysterious lights in the Michigan sky, and glow-in-the-dark waves in San Diego. Lord above!

Film: Ted
Channel 4: 9.00pm

Picture the scene... a lonely boy makes a wish at Christmas that his teddy bear will come to life, which is magically granted. It's like Big but with Teddy Bears. The boy grows up to become a directionless slacker, with the foul-mouthed living toy still his inseparable friend - but his girlfriend thinks it is time for him to grow up. Massively black comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, directed by and featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame. Watch this one with your thunder buddy.


Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Sky Sports 1: 10.00pm + Channel 4: 10.30pm

The biggest night on the American sporting calendar takes place this weekend, as the Super Bowl travels to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, bringing with it all the glitz and glamour of the biggest game of the year. The returning champions the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots, and both teams will make history if they win. Tom Brady will have added an incredible fourth Super Bowl ring to his collection if he can guide his side to victory, but a repeat win from the Seahawks would make them just the eighth team in the history of the game to claim back to back titles. The half-time show will feature Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz, so even if football isn't your thing there will be plenty to entertain you, all you need to do is stock up on nachos, beers and hot dogs and settle in for the night.

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne
RTE1: 10.30pm

An extended edition of this show tonight as Gay Byrne chats to the wonderful Stephen Fry about life, his beliefs and all of the above. The writer and TV presenter opens up to Gay about a drug habit he once had, his sexuality, and the bi-polar condition that led to depression and two suicide attempts. Fry also gives quite an impressive and eloquent answer to the 'pearly gates' question too, which certainly leave Gay taken aback.

Peaky Blinders
RTE2: 9.55pm

It's been a hit on Netflix and the BBC, just finishing its run before Christmas on the latter. Cillian Murphy stars as Tommy Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders, a gang in post-WWI Birmingham who are intent on ruling the city with an iron fist. When a shipment of guns, bound for Libya, is traced to the city, Winston Churchill sends a former RIC Chief Inspector (Sam Neill) to investigate and route out the criminal element in the city. Highly stylised and lushly directed, Peaky Blinders is peak television. Sorry.