TV highlights: What to watch this week

If you manage to tear yourself away from season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix this week, here are some programmes that may be worth catching!

Drugs Live: Cannabis On Trial
Channel 4, 22:00

Jon Snow (no, the other one) presents this in-depth look at the use of cannabis. During a six-month trial, the effects of the drug use are investigated as is the future of cannabis in terms of legalisation and widespread use.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
RTÉ One, 21:35

Starring Rooney Mara in the lead role as Lisbeth Salander, this thriller follows  the investigation into the disappearance of Harriet Vanger 40 years previous. The movie is directed by David Fincher who also worked on the Hollywood blockbuster Gone Girl.

Don’t Tell The Bride
RTÉ 2, 21:00

There’s a New York themed wedding in Offaly for Dean and Jenny this week! However, will the wedding even go ahead after the bride sees her dress…?!

The Graham Norton Show
BBC One 22:35

It would be hard to top last week’s amazing line-up on Graham’s couch – but it’s a close one! X-Factor star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini joins the funniest group you’ve ever seen; David Walliams, Jack Dee, Jennifer Saunders and Johnny Vegas to celebrate Comic Relief’s 30th birthday.

The Butcher Boy
3e, 23:00

Saturday night is movie night if you plan on staying in! This week there’s a great Irish flick on – The Butcher Boy is a tragicomic drama by Neil Jordan and tells the story of troubled Francis Brady whose strange behaviour takes a sinister turn for one of his neighbours…

Room to Improve
RTÉ One, 21:30

We barely remember a Sunday night without Dermot Bannon and Room to Improve basically has a cult following at this stage! This week, Pat and Marita Harold need Dermot’s help in designing a home for three generations of family – but they don’t think much of the ideas put forward!

Meteor Choice Music Prize
RTÉ2, 22:50
Join Eoghan McDermot and Blaithnaid Treacy for coverage of the 10th annual Meteor Choice Music Prize with interviews from Hozier, Sinead O'Connor and more.