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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

WE’VE BEEN SIFTING through the movie options available to watch on TV and streaming services over the week.

Your Comedy Drama Pick


  • TG4 at 9.30pm today

Source: Focus Features/YouTube

A mother of three is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Though she’s reluctant to accept the help, she soon bonds with the young woman and starts to feel a little like herself again. 

Your Historical Thriller Pick

The Imitation Game

  • Film4 at 6.45pm on Tuesday

Source: StudiocanalUK/YouTube

Alan Turing and his brilliant team are in a race against time to crack the German ‘Enigma’ code and give the British a much-needed advantage during World War II. 

Your Action Thriller Pick

Final Score

  • Sky One at 11pm on Thursday

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

If you’ve ever wished one of the Die Hards was based in an English football stadium, this is one for you. An ex-soldier takes on a group of terrorists who take control of a stadium, threatening to kill 35,000 hostages – and his niece. 

Your Italian Romantic Drama Pick

The Last Paradiso

  • Netflix from Friday

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Source: Netflix/YouTube

Ciccio Paradiso falls in love with the mayor’s daughter in a small village in the 1950s. As he becomes determined to make his dreams a reality, he challenges authority and begins to make some powerful enemies. 

Your Critically Acclaimed Drama Pick


  • RTÉ 2 at 9.35pm on Friday

Source: Focus Features/YouTube

Starting our own Ruth Negga, the film tells the true story of an interracial couple targeted by Virginia authorities. Their arrests lead to a legal battle that goes all the way to the Supreme Court and a historic court decision in 1967.

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