The dating game is just a monkey business with Nina Conti

These spinning chairs may be one of The Voice UK’s biggest selling points, but are they also a near miss? David Walliams’ latest series of bloopers includes Olly Murs having an accident during the singing competition and Shane Richie’s encounter with a hammock.

The late show

RTE One, 9:35 p.m.

The Two Norries; DJ Annie Mac; comedian, Alison Spittle; and ventriloquist, Nina Conti, are among the guests.

Cork men Timmy Long and James Leonard, otherwise known as The Two Norries, will share their personal stories of addiction and recovery, and what inspired them to start a podcast together.

Annie Macmanus, aka Annie Mac, internationally acclaimed DJ and former BBC Radio host, will talk about the rebirth of clubbing after two years of empty dance floors, her new career as an author and the disappointment of not having her first choice in the Quit Cert was a blessing in disguise.

Ahead of her supporting slot with her mentor Ed Sheeran in front of tens of thousands of music fans, new pop hopeful Maisie Peters performs her single “Psycho” live in the studio.

Westmeath comedian Alison Spittle will talk about the very unexpected inspiration behind her new show, why English sausage is ‘a horror thing’, and her experience throwing ‘the biggest hen party of 2022’.

The hilarious matchmaking skills of Ventriloquism Queen Nina Conti will be showcased.

Additionally, Ryan will be joined by the cast of the musical Girl from the North Country, based on music by Bob Dylan, who are also in the studio for a live performance of a Dylan classic. Conor McPherson’s Broadway musical comes to Dublin’s Olympia Theater in June.

47 meters below

RTÉ2, 9:50 p.m.

47 meters below

Two sisters on vacation in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean and must fight for their survival. Horror, with Mandy Moore and Claire Holt.


URC: Ulster v Munster, knockout 7.35pm, RTE2

They call me magic


Four-part factual account of the life and career of Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. Johnson himself is interviewed at length, while Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Shaquille O’Neal share their insights.

The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball


5-part documentary series telling the incredible story of Makur Maker, the Nairobi-born, Australian-raised basketball star. As thousands of talented players jumped at the chance to play in the NBA, Maker dropped out of the draft and joined the Howard University team, becoming the highest-ranked player in the modern recruiting era. to enroll in a black college or university. The program reveals why his decision is considered so important to members of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Lyric Live, Lyric FM, 7 p.m.: The world premiere of ‘Sweeney’, a song cycle composed by Neil Martin, based on ‘Sweeney Astray’ by Seamus Heaney, performed by the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra.

Cereals, RTÉ Jr, 7 p.m.: Password leaks, a fierce finale on The Novice.

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