What’s on? 10 top TV and streaming tips for Friday

It’s time for The Late Late Toy Show, there’s Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen, Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson star in Meet Cute, and the self-explanatory Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich. . .

Pick of the Day

The Late Late Toy Show, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

It’s that time of the year again!

The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy dusts off his Christmas jumper for Ireland’s most-watched television event of the year.

The 2022 edition will bring fun, music and laughter to sitting rooms not just around the country but also around the world as host Ryan Tubridy, Dorothy, Toto, and a whole host of munchkins are off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz .

This year’s Late Late Toy Show boasts a huge cast with more than 200 young performers and toy testers taking part in the extravaganza, with children from all over Ireland – including the youngest munchkin aged just four years old.

Don’t miss

The Graham Norton Show, 10.40pm, BBC One

This week’s show sees Graham joined by Daniel Craig (below), talking about Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Also: Emma Thompson, who is playing Miss Trunchbull in the movie version of Matlida the Musicaland Ian McKellen and John Bishop, who are co-starring in Mother Goose.

Newsreader and Mastermind host Clive Myrie is also on the sofa and music is provided by Charlie Puth.

The Big Narstie Show, 11.05pm, Channel 4

The grime MC and co-host Mo Gilligan are joined by comedian Joel Dommett, football legend Adebayo Akinfenwa, martial artist Samurider, TV royalty Denise Van Outen (below) and presenter Brenda Edwards for more music and chat.

Word Up! – Black American Pop at the BBC, 9.00pm, BBC Four

Here’s a compilation of BBC performances by African-American artists of the 1980s, featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Cameo, Luther Vandross, Doug E Fresh, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Shalamar and Kid Creole.

New or Returning Shows

Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen, 11.05pm, BBC Two

Over the course of this three-part documentary, the historian Lucy Worsley (below) investigates the complex factors that shaped the dark imagination of Agatha Christie.

As well as discovering a refined Devonshire lady, she unearthed family secrets and a childhood haunted by a sinister figure.

Focusing on the first third of Agatha Christie’s life, this episode unearths the surprising roots of her most compelling themes, the inspiration for some of her greatest creations, and the secrets that the enigmatic Christie herself kept carefully hidden from public view.

New to Stream

The Confession, Prime Video

This documentary examines the chilling disappearance of British housewife Patricia Hall.

When Patricia vanishes from the small Yorkshire town of Pudsey, her husband Keith becomes a suspect, caught in a storm of rumor and suspicion.

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Only after a year, when Keith falls in love with a beautiful stranger, does the terrible truth about his wife’s disappearance seem to emerge in a shocking series of twists and revelations.

Meet Cute, Prime Video

Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson star in this dramedy.

When Sheila and Gary meet, it’s love at first sight – until the realization that their magical date wasn’t fate at all.

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Sheila’s got a time machine, and as a result they’ve been falling in love over and over again.

But when the perfect night is never quite enough, Sheila travels to Gary’s past to change him into the perfect man.

The Northman, Sky Cinema & NOW

Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor Joy, Gustav Lindh, and Bjork star in this action adventure.

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Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother.

Two decades later, Amleth (Skarsgård) is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow – save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich, Netflix

This documentary promises that it goes beyond the headlines of the Ghislaine Maxwell case to tell the definitive story of Epstein’s mysterious accomplice, illuminating how her class and privilege concealed her predatory nature.

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World Cup Watch

FIFA World Cup Live, RTÉ2

Streaming on RTÉ Player

Wales v Iran (Kick-off 10.00am). The second round of group matches gets under way at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Peter Collins presents from 9.30am, with analysis from Shay Given, and commentary by Darragh Maloney and Adrian Eames.

Qatar v Senegal (Kick-off 1.00pm). Group A resumes with this fixture at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.

Peter Collins presents from 12.30pm, with analysis from Shay Given, and commentary by Darragh Maloney and Adrian Eames.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal

Netherlands v Ecuador (Kick-off 4.00pm). Seema Jaswal presents coverage from Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Joanne Cantwell presents from 3.30pm, with commentary by George Hamilton and Ray Houghton.

England v USA (Kick-off 7.00pm). All the action from the Group B encounter at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

Joanne Cantwell presents from 6.30pm, with commentary by George Hamilton and Ray Houghton.

Today’s highlights are at 11.05pm.

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