Westlife, artisan crafts and The Rescue hit screens tonight

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

In the years since Kirstie Allsopp’s first dab in the handmade world, the craft has really grown in popularity, with thousands of people across the country taking up knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking, carpentry and more. For this one, she teams up with her TV partner Phil Spencer (who tries to impress with her wrapping skills) and her florist sister Sofie.

The late show

RTE One, 9:35 p.m.

The Irish women’s football team, Westlife, DJ Calum & Jackson, Tom Grennan and Orla Tinsley are among the guests tonight.

Ciara Grant, Saoirse Noonan, Denise O’Sullivan and Savannah McCarthy of the Irish soccer team that beat Georgia 11-0 this week will talk about their record win as the dream of World Cup qualification is at hand.

Back with a brand new album and a highly anticipated stadium tour for 2022, Westlife will be live in the studio to perform their latest single “Starlight”. “Wild Dreams” is the new album from Shane, Mark, Nicky and Kian.

Late Late Toy Show stars DJ Calum and his Hype-Man Jackson will be back to follow up on their explosive performance last Friday night! With appearance deals rolling in, the guys have had a busy week.

He had the hit song of the summer of 2021 and with his family from Ballycumber Co Offaly, singer/songwriter Tom Grennan returns to Ireland to perform the hit ‘Little Bit of Love’.

Orla Tinsley on The Late Late Show
Orla Tinsley on The Late Late Show

Writer and activist Orla Tinsley will chat with Ryan on the anniversary of her double lung transplant about having received the gift of life from an American donor. Orla will shed light on the realities of life for people on the transplant donor list and why it is so important for the organ transplant program to run successfully in Ireland.


TG4, 9:45 p.m.

Damsel: Robert Pattinson with a miniature horse called Butterscotch
Damsel: Robert Pattinson with a miniature horse called Butterscotch

2018 Western with Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner. Well-to-do pioneer Samuel Alabaster sets out on a journey across the American border to marry his beloved Penelope, accompanied by a miniature horse called Butterscotch and an alcoholic named Parson Henry.


Rugby: 7th round of the United Rugby Championship — Leinster v connacht. 7:20 p.m., TG4

The rescue


The rescue
The rescue

The story against the odds that shook the world in 2018: the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from the depths of a flooded cave in northern Thailand. The high-risk world of cave diving, the amazing courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that came together to save the boys are highlighted in this projection.


Amazon Premier

10-part series focusing on some stylish and ambitious best friends: Camille, a popular anthropology professor who has a somewhat lackluster love life; Tye executes a successful application; Quinn is a fashion designer and hopeless romantic living off a trust fund, and Angie, a singer and actress.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Animated film: Greg Heffley dreams of being rich and famous, but achieving either goal seems increasingly unlikely – as he struggles, his best friend Rowley seems to go through life, managing to all without even trying.


BladhaireRnaG, 3 p.m.: Áine Ní Bhreisleáin presents craic agus ceol beo from the 30th anniversary celebrations of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich.

seconds awayRTÉ 2XM, 7pm: New Irish bands and artists recorded live at the National Stadium in Dublin during the 2021 lockdown, including Saint Sister, Susan O’Neill, Cherym, Modernlove, Smoothboi Ezra, Robert Grace and A Lazarus Soul.

Cureadh chun CeoilRnaG, 7 p.m.: Peadar Ó Riada announces finalists and judges for the Seán Ó Riada des Mills Gold Medal Contest in Baile Mhúirne.

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