TV Listings

What's on Now & Next (2020-10-30)
19:30Building IrelandEngineer Tim Joyce explores the innovative engineering of Turlough Hill Pumped Hydro-Station, which is hidden deep inside a granite mountain in Wicklow
20:00At Your ServiceFrancis and John Brennan make plans to overhaul a run-down campsite in Leitrim, which has endured a year of storms and floods that has left the owners tempted to give up
19:25Forgotten Forests of MalaysiaDocumentary exploring the trials and tribulations of the next generation of animals arriving in the Malaysian forests and finding their feet. From the first tentative steps of a baby proboscis monkey, to a cascade of translucent spiderlings hatching from the egg of an ogre-faced spider, the programme examines some of the planet's most enigmatic evolutionary marvels while they are at their most vulnerable
20:30Saving Lives at SeaOn the south coast of Devon, the crew of Salcombe lifeboat station are called to two of the highest level of emergencies at sea - a Mayday call to a fisherman pulled to the bottom of the sea ensnared in his own fishing gear, and a devastating fire on a boat 15 miles out in the channel. Meanwhile, in the waters off Anglesey, as they go to the rescue of a father and his 13-year-old son, the crew of Moelfre station uncover a story of survival and heroism
Virgin Media One
19:30News at 8The latest national and international headlines from the Virgin Media News Hub
20:00Coronation StreetScott offers Emma a small fortune towards Oliver's fund for her silence, Geoff attempts to throw Alya off his trail with an OAP decoy, and Abi wonders if she and Kevin will ever be rid of Debbie
19:20Peil na mBan BeoArmagh v Tyrone (Throw-in 7.30pm). Coverage of the Ladies Football Championship round one fixture. Both of these teams will be looking tio inprove on their performances in last year's All-Ireland Championship, when they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage
21:12An Aimsir LáithreachNational and international weather
Virgin Media Two
19:00The ChaseBradley Walsh presents as four contestants pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught
20:00The Chase AustraliaAndrew O'Keefe presents the Down Under version of the quiz show in which four people must work together to beat the Chaser and win a cash prize
Virgin Media Three
17:55A Touch of FrostGrizzled copper Jack Frost teams up with an obnoxious, chain-smoking colleague to investigate a seemingly straightforward hit-and-run incident that proves to have devastating repercussions for the victim's family and their peaceful rural community. David Jason, Bruce Alexander and Philip Jackson star
19:55HeartbeatNick, Jo and Katie prepare to leave Aidensfield, while miscellaneous bumps in the night make Greengrass wonder if his house is haunted. Rural police drama, starring Nick Berry
19:00The One ShowThe usual mix of celebrity guests and stories about people in extraordinary circumstances. Presented by Alex Jones
19:35A Question of SportSue Barker hosts the light-hearted quiz, with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell heading teams of celebrities in a test of their sporting knowledge. Taking part this time around are horse racing legend AP McCoy, World Cup-winning cricketer Charlotte Edwards, former England goalkeeper David James and Olympic cycling champion Joanna Rowsell Shand
19:30Between the CoversSara Cox invites a panel of four different famous faces to each bring with them their favourite book of all time to discuss with their fellow guests
20:00AutumnwatchTracking the changes in nature throughout autumn
Channel 4
19:00Channel 4 NewsIncluding sport and weather
20:00The Great British Bake Off: An Extra SliceJo Brand is joined by Jonathan Ross, Darren Harriott and Siobhan McSweeney to discuss all the action from a Bake Off first - Japanese Week - featuring an interview with the eliminated contestant. Tom Allen puts a select group of home bakers through their paces from a safe distance, and Jo showcases more of the weird and wonderful delights from viewers' kitchens
19:30The GoldbergsWith prom night approaching, Adam worries that Brea will ditch him for a more popular guy. Erica struggles with how to support Geoff when he receives bad news
20:00TaskmasterDoc Brown, Richard Osman, Jon Richardson and regular participant Katherine Ryan are set tasks from pet rescue to pineapple concealment. Host Greg Davies and assistant Alex Horne ultimately decide who wins
Sky One
19:30The SimpsonsThree spooky tales for the show's 30th Halloween special, including a parody of Stranger Things, and a dead Homer's spirit trying on some new bodies for size
20:00Modern FamilyMitchell throws Lily a party to celebrate her second birthday and invites his mother DeDe - who creates tension by bringing along Claire's former lover Robbie. Mitchell upsets Cameron by blacklisting Fizbo the clown from proceedings, and insists the entertainment should be provided by a fairy instead. Guest starring Shelley Long (Cheers) and Matt Dillon (Crash)
Sky Two
19:00Stargate SG-1Daniel Jackson suffers from hallucinations while investigating the origin of a stone tablet found clutched in the hands of a dead Goa'uld, and has to be locked up for his own safety. Sci-fi drama, starring Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks
20:00The FlashAmunet kidnaps Caitlin and forces her to perform a tricky medical task, while the Thinker traps the Flash in a speedster-proof prison
Virgin Media Sport
19:00The Line-OutMuireann O'Connell and last year's Love Island winner, Greg O'Shea, host this entertainment show focusing on the Guinness Six Nations Championship. Celebrity guests including past and present rugby players, comedians and actors chat about rugby and life in front of a studio audience
20:00Guinness Six NationsIreland v Scotland. A chance to see the clash from Aviva Stadium, where Andy Farrell took charge of his first Six Nations match as head coach of Ireland
BBC Four
19:00The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil BrandOnce the Second World War ended, the American musical began to thrive with a colour and exuberance even more pronounced than before, entering a second Golden Age. Central to its success, the composer and musician argues, was the emergence of Gene Kelly. Talking with Kelly's widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, Brand looks at how this star brought the musical film into the streets of America, most famously with Singin' in the Rain, believed to be one of the greatest films ever made of any genre. Brand also takes a look at significant Indian movies of this period, as well as some made in China
20:00Top of the Pops: 1990Anthea Turner hosts the edition first aired on February 15, with performances by artists including Sinead O'Connor, The Wedding Present and Black Box
18:55Grand Designs AustraliaPeter Maddison meets Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter, who plan to build an agricultural oasis in a 100m-long shed that gives new meaning to the concept of indoor-outdoor living
19:55Grand DesignsTim and Zoe Bawtree, who live in a costly Regency property in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, plan to build a modern, low-maintenance house in their back garden. However, height restrictions mean 60 per cent of their new home has to be underground and there are 90 objections from neighbours to their planning application. Undeterred, the pair press ahead, only to encounter further problems - including the departure of the builders