We are probably all going to need an ark off the island come Monday if these rain predictions are anything to go by, but there is nothing like a miserable weather weekend to warrant plenty of time curled up in front of the box. It's sadly our first Sunday without Love/Hate in a while but not to worry, there's still plenty more to keep you entertained over the coming days...
Live Euro 2016 Qualifier
After Ireland somehow managed to draw with world champions Germany a few weeks, we are all feeling pretty damn good about Euro 2016. Although we probably shouldn't get too far ahead of ourselves quite yet, still a few more obstacles to get through. One of which is Scotland tonight as Ireland play the fourth match of their campaign at the Celtic Park in Glasgow. So far the Irish remain unbeaten (we can't quite believe it either) and are sharing the top spot in the table with Poland on seven points, while the Scots are just three points behind them after recording one win, one draw and one loss so far. So we've got this... right?? (Kick-off 7.45pm).
The Late Late Show
Last week's Late Late Show really was a cracker, we absolutely fell in love with Eva Longoria, Graham Norton was serious craic and Dermot O'Leary was just lovely altogether. Tonight is... yeah, not as good, but your aul pair and Father Ted fans will like it. Comedian Brendan Grace will be on the show who you will also know as Fr Fintan Stack, the priest who attempted but ultimately failed to replace Jack on Father Ted. Joining Brendan is Irish actress Miss Saoirse Ronan who is busy these days making herself into a Hollywood star, fair play to her. This week you will also get the chance to knit Ryan a Toy Show jumper, you lucky duck you. Every year Ryan dons some kind of festive wooly jumper for The Toy Show and this year he wants the public to get involved and make him one. Must be budget cuts in RTE...
Children In Need
BBC1: 7.30pm, BBC2:10.00pm
There's no Graham Norton or EastEnders tonight but the reason is a good one as the annual fundraiser Children In Need takes place over in the UK. There will be a massive line-up of stars taking part and it will even be presented in part from EastEnders Albert Square where the cast will be testing out their singing voices and we will see a whole host of old faces from the soap returning to haunt Ian Beale in a sketch. The show itself will be presented by Terry Wogan and Tess Daly and will also feature performances from One Direction, Susan Boyle, Cheryl Fernanda bla-bla bla, and Gareth Malone will be leading his All Star Choir through Wake Me Up, the official Children in Need single. To top it all off, cartoon characters Tom and Jerry will even be making a comeback, you can't ask for much more than that.
Strictly Come Dancing
It's a big week in Strictly as they head off to Blackpool's world-famous Tower Ballroom - the spiritual home of dancing as it's called - where all the celebrities hope to stay long enough in the show to see. The nine remaining celebs must dance their socks off to impress judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell and avoid following the same fate as last week's eliminated couple Alison and Aljaz. The results will of course be tomorrow evening as usual with the trip to Blackpool also set to feature a performance by Miss Shirley Bassey herself!
The Time Travelling Doctor Who may have left our screens for a while but BBC our filling the gap with the premiere of the second series of Greek mythological drama Atlantis. It stars the ever popular Mark Addy as quite the unusual version of Hercules while Jack Donnelly stars as Jason (that Argonauts dude). Things have changed greatly in the year since the death of King Minos as his daughter Ariadne now sits on the throne and is at war with her former stepmother. Essentially, the kingdom is falling to pieces and there's only one person the young queen can turn to for help - Jason! It's time to start fulfilling that destiny of his.
My Left Foot
Brenda Fricker's role as the best mammy in the God damn world in this classic Oscar winning movie means she has now become the face of the quintessential Irish mammy. She plays mother to about 45 kids in this movie (or something like that), one of which is of course Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy leaving him unable to control most of his body. He is regarded as a hopeless case by everyone except his mother who helps him along as he learns to read, write and draw using only his left foot. Famously, Daniel Day Lewis stayed in character for the entirety of the filming of this movie, which we have NO idea how he did, but it did nab him the first of his field full of Oscars.
Live International Rugby
RTE 2: 2.00pm
We are all still reeling in the afterglow of Ireland's defeat against South Africa last weekend in their opening autumn international, but it's onwards and upwards for Schmidt's men as today they face Georgia at the Aviva Stadium. Both teams will be anxious to prove their credentials ahead of next year's Six Nations and World Cup while the Irish lads will also be hoping a win here will bode well for their chances against Australia next week. (Kick-off 2.30pm).
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
UTV & 3e: 9.00pm
It's back! The annual event which sees TV producers shove a whole load of celebs on their last legs of stardom out into the Australian outback to essentially torture them for our own amusement. Great craic! Ant and Dec will be back presenting of course while celebs include our own Nadia Forde along with TV newsreader Michael Buerk, The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, TV presenter and former model Melanie Sykes, former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson, Coronation Street and Red Dwarf actor Craig Charles, former Wigan footballer Jimmy Bullard and motorbike champ Carl Fogarty. Yeah we don't know who half of those people are either but you may as well get to know them as we will be seeing a lot more of them.
As we said, we don't have Nidge and the gang to entertain us of a Sunday night anymore but The Fall really will take the edge off. Although it was pretty hard to take in its first episode of the second series last week as we were all still staring gobsmacked at the telly following Love/Hate. We did manage to see that Paul had broken into the home of witness Rose Stagg and taught her daughter a tongue twister rhyme, which was pretty damn terrifying although we do know he is against hurting kids. Full of morals, these serial killers. We'll see tonight though that Paul doesn't follow his usual routine of killing Rose straight off and ends up kidnapping her with Detective Gibson then hot on his tail. So essentially, our nerves will be pretty much gone by the end of it, who needs Love/Hate?
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!