Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs (2010) - News Poster

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A private investigator's view on TV drama Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor is full of cliches, says private investigator Tim Burchell – we're not heavy-drinking loners, or ex-cops

I have never once, in all my 16 years as a private investigator, been held at gunpoint by a drugs baron in an underground car park. This happens in the third episode of this Irish TV series, starring Iain Glen as private detective Jack Taylor. That's not to say it couldn't happen: you do come into contact with some shady characters. But the worst experience I've ever had was being shoved up against the wall by my lapels when serving divorce papers.

The first time I tried to watch this, I turned it off after 20 minutes. I just couldn't stand all the cliches: the heavy-drinking, loner ex-cop. That's not who I am at all. I'm married with two children, and I'm not a former alcoholic. That said, the first guy I worked for was
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Comic Relief's Big Chat With Graham Norton

7pm, BBC3

Sponsored innuendo, anyone? Graham Norton hosts seven hours of celebrity chat to raise money for Comic Relief. He's gunning for the Guinness world record for most questions asked on a TV chatshow, and Keith Lemon, Sarah Millican and Russell Tovey are among the stars queuing up to answer them. Terry Wogan and Nick Grimshaw are ready to take the hot seat once Norton runs out of chat (unlikely) and to give viewers a break from his lovable face. With music from Example, Hurts and Laura Mvula. Hannah Verdier

What Destroyed The Hindenburg?

9pm, Channel 4

In 1937, the massive German airship Hindenburg went up in flames in New Jersey, killing 35 people. What caused the disaster is still a mystery,
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