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How the Late Late Toy Show became an unlikely Irish TV institution

It is possibly the most anticipated moment in Ireland’s cultural calendar, a television event that draws huge ratings, unites the diaspora and is parsed as a barometer for the mood of the nation.

Expectation builds months in advance, rumours about the theme, leaks about participants, sometimes alarm that the formula may change.

At 9.30pm on Friday the theme music will play and it will begin: the 2020 Late Late Toy Show – an annual institution built around a host, his jumpers, children, toys and some indefinable ingredient that has kept the nation rapt year after year, decade after decade.

It started in 1975 as a segment in the Late Late Show, RTÉ’s long-running weekly chatshow, and expanded to take over an entire show each year, turning into an extravaganza that has at times included an elephant and the likes of Ed Sheeran and Jerry Seinfeld but reverberates because of the

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the life and wild times of John Belushi

Belushi

9pm, Sky Documentaries

Blues Brother and Saturday Night Live stalwart John Belushi coined his own wildly popular form of adrenalised, physical comedy performance before his death from a drug overdose in 1982. This feature-length documentary from filmmakers RJ Cutler and John Battse examines Belushi’s unpredictable nature and massive success, both as an original cast member of SNL and later as a bankable movie star, before his drug abuse problems caused his demise. The film also features insightful and rare testimony from Belushi’s widow Judith. Ammar Kalia

A Special School

7pm, BBC Two

The final episode of this uplifting and perceptive series on Britain’s biggest special needs school looks at the creative side of its students. There is Damien, who uses music to increase his attention span, while Rihannon takes part in the school’s weekly jamming sessions to work on her self-confidence. AK

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

9pm, Channel 5

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‘Great Performances’ Lea Salonga on PBS

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.



a person standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Lea Salonga performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Salonga, in "Great Performances" on PBS. (Robert Catto/PBS)


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Lea Salonga performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Salonga, in “Great Performances” on PBS. (Robert Catto/PBS)

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The Astronauts The kids work together to dislodge a small toy clogging a toilet, leaving only one working bathroom on the spaceship. Back on Earth, tempers flare between the parents in this new episode. Miya Cech, Bryce Gheisar and Ben Daon star. (N) 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

World’s Funniest Animals (N) 8 p.m. CW

Great Performances Lea Salonga performs songs from her Broadway career and hits from “Aladdin” and “Mulan.” With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, from the Sydney Opera House. 9 p.m.

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Black Friday TV deals are live! Shop Samsung smart TVs for up to $1,500 off

It’s Black Friday once again, and nearly everything imaginable is on sale. The five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday is arguably the best time to get big-ticket items like luxury TVs from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, and we found heavy discounts on the best screens from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more top brands. 



graphical user interface: We’ve highlighted the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy’s sales.


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We’ve highlighted the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy’s sales.

Starting with Samsung, a name synonymous with high-end smart TVs, shoppers can score the brand’s most luxurious 82-inch 8K TV for a whopping $1,500 off. There are also 4K smart TVs, like the 43-inch option from the Q60T series for just $426. Looking for style on top of substance? The celeb-loved Frame TV is on sale, too. The latest model of the 50-inch version is now $948, down from $1,300.



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As for Sony,

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Should you buy a Polaroid TV this Black Friday? Our guide to the budget TV brand

There are plenty of good, cheap televisions around – and you may well find yourself checking out a super-cheap Polaroid TV in your local supermarket. Then again, you might be confused about putting those words together – don’t Polaroid make, you know, cameras?



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Should I buy a Polaroid TV?

Yes, Polaroid pioneered instant photography several decades ago with the invention of the Polaroid camera. After the American brand’s heyday, however – when digital cameras bankrupted the business – the Polaroid name is now licensed on a number of audio products, smartphone photography apps, and retro clothing.

It’s also now in the business of TVs. And these aren’t televisions for budding photographers as much as they are for those on a tight budget.

But with so many variations of TV sizes, smart TV platforms, and picture processing technologies between different sets out there, there are countless televisions

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Great Performances’ Lea Salonga on PBS

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

SERIES

The Astronauts The kids work together to dislodge a small toy clogging a toilet, leaving only one working bathroom on the spaceship. Back on Earth, tempers flare between the parents in this new episode. Miya Cech, Bryce Gheisar and Ben Daon star. (N) 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

World’s Funniest Animals (N) 8 p.m. CW

Great Performances Lea Salonga performs songs from her Broadway career and hits from “Aladdin” and “Mulan.” With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, from the Sydney Opera House. 9 p.m. KOCE

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (N) 9 p.m. Food Network

Biggest Little Christmas Showdown (N) 9 p.m. HGTV

20/20 The new episode

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Soccer on TV: Return of USWNT highlights action from Europe

Tottenham needs a win to assure it remains atop the crowded standings in England, streaking Real Sociedad will be protecting a more comfortable lead in La Liga while the U.S. women return from a long break against the Netherlands in Holland, highlighting the top televised soccer action from Europe this weekend.

Women’s friendly: The U.S. women, the reigning World Cup champions, haven’t played in 261 days because of the COVID-19 shutdown, the team’s longest vacation in more than three decades. That break ends Friday when the Americans — missing Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe — face the Netherlands in a rematch of last summer’s World Cup final. (ESPN2, TUDN, 9:30 a.m. PT).

EPL: Liverpool, long one of England’s iconic clubs, had never won a Premier League title before last season. Now Tottenham (6-2-1) is chasing its first EPL trophy, leading Liverpool (6-1-2) on goal differential after nine games. But

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22 feel-good movies and TV shows you can watch with the whole family

Note: While this includes a little bit of everything — from holiday movies to childhood classics to new TV shows — it does not include everything. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.

“A Christmas Story” (1983)

Consider this a triple dog dare. (Streams on Hulu Plus Live TV/TBS)

“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (2020)

A toymaker who lost everything when his apprentice betrayed him is inspired by his granddaughter to return to the trade in this fantastical musical. It boasts an all-star cast — Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose, Hugh Bonneville and Phylicia Rashad — to boot. (Streams on Netflix)

“Hair Love” (2019)

Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short, about a little girl who helps her dad figure out how to do her hair, clocks in at just under seven minutes but will stay with you for much longer than that — especially

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Italian state TV’s ‘sexy shopping’ tutorial for women sparks outrage | Italy

A tutorial aired on public television that gave women tips on how to “shop in a sexy way” has sparked outrage in Italy.

The guide was transmitted during Detto Fatto, a programme on the state broadcaster’s Rai 2 channel, and featured the ballerina and pole dance teacher Emily Angelillo advising women on how to look sensual in the supermarket.

The segment began with Angelillo, dressed in leather mini-shorts and high heels, doing a dance before advising a young woman on how to wear heels. She then demonstrated how high heels could be worn in places where they wouldn’t ordinarily be worn, such as at the supermarket.

Tips included how to walk in an alluring way while pushing a shopping trolley and how to reach for a packet of crisps on a high shelf, all the while jauntily raising the leg for additional intrigue. Angelillo also demonstrated how to pick

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How to watch live on TV and online this Thanksgiving

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many households to switch up their traditions this Thanksgiving Day, but one staple remains: the National Dog Show.



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This year’s contest was held on 14 and 15 November in Oaks, Pennsylvania, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Centre.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show was held without spectators, sponsors, vendors, or media, according to NBC Sports. Social distancing and other safety guidelines were in place, including mask wearing and temperature checks.

The event was taped and is now ready to air on Thanksgiving Day following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s National Dog Show:

The National Dog Show will air on NBC on Thanksgiving day, from 12pm to 2pm local time.

The event is also available to stream online and on the NBC Sports app.

As always, the programme will

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