Thursday 15th January – an evening of plenty of telly, from Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams’ internet thriller Cyberbully, to the premiere of Suits series four, blockbuster Armageddon, and the latest Question Time debate.
With a chilly January evening to contend with and a jam-packed schedule on the box, many of you turned to your remote – and to Twitter – to keep you entertained. Here’s what social media users had to say about last night’s TV…
First up, Channel 4’s spooky new drama Cyberbully, which starred young Maisie as Casey Jacobs, a digitally connected teen who spent her days immersed in a flurry of texts, video calls and social media updates before being targeted by an advanced computer hacker.
The one-off drama won masses of support on Twitter, much to the delight of the 17-year-old actress…
And thankyou everyone for your kind words. This is a serious topic and I'm glad it has reached so many of you.— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 15, 2015
I am beaming
Many users were mightily impressed with the sensitive handling of such a serious subject matter.
— Will Dooley (@Will_Dooley) January 15, 2015
— Luke Allen-Gale (@LukeAllenGale) January 15, 2015
#cyberbully this is a must watch programme for everyone out there. Might learn a thing or two.— Jamie'Jay (@jamiejaysheehan) January 15, 2015
— Andy Gibson (@AndyGibsonTV) January 15, 2015
For some, it prompted thoughts of action…
— yolanda (@yolandacrichton) January 15, 2015
#cyberbully was amazing. *puts sticker over webcam*
— Jessica Kate Plummer (@iamjessplummer) January 15, 2015
*throws everything with a camera out the window* *deletes all social media accounts* *turns location settings off* #cyberbully— ⚽️ 𝕃𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕒 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕟 (@lauragreen10) January 15, 2015
THIS IS SO GRIPPING YET IM SO SCARED IDK HELP #cyberbully— ✨ nat ✨ (@xLovelyNat) January 15, 2015
Although, Twitter was also mindful of the serious questions raised by the drama:
I hope #cyberbully is helping people realise the effects of bullying, in person and online.
— Gozeela (@FusRoMatt) January 15, 2015
A mere 15 minutes after Cyberbully concluded, Twitter turned its attention to Question Time – BBC1’s current affairs panel debate which last night welcomed historian David Starkey, political journalist Mehdi Hasan, Tory MP Anna Soubry, Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander and President of the Liberal Democrat Party Sal Brinton.
But it was Starkey who caused a stir on Twitter, continuing to trend in the UK throughout the night after accidentally calling Hasan “Ahmed” while making a point:
Twitter certainly didn’t let him off the hook…
— Chris York (@ChrisDYork) January 15, 2015
So confusing that David Starkey is a professor of history, presumably at the same university where Sauron is Professor of Ethics #bbcqt— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 15, 2015
Time to stop giving David Starkey a platform. Addressing Mehdi Hasan as Ahmed is not on, on or off national television. #bbcqt— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) January 15, 2015
Trust me, most historians are just as embarrassed by David Starkey as everyone else is. #bbcqt
— Oliver James (@OliverJamesUK) January 15, 2015
David Starkey putting paid to the adage that we all learn from history. #bbcqt
— Sophia Cannon (@SophiaCannon) January 15, 2015
For those after lighter fodder, series four of Suits kicked off over on Dave and fans were – how shall we put it? – excited…
HAWAY ! New series of Suits… 🙂 🙂 Night sorted #Suits
— Dalton Newton (@Dalton_Newton8) January 15, 2015
— ed clement (@ed_clement) January 15, 2015
The return of Harvey Specter was chief among the celebrations. We wonder why…?
— Becca (@gallafant18) January 15, 2015
I WANT HARVEY SPECTER’S BABIES #Suits
— George (@mrpig1987) January 15, 2015
I'm just going to admit it. I fancy Harvey from #Suits 💼— Beccy ✌ (@Bostonandting) January 16, 2015
And when Patrick J Adams – aka Suits’ Mike Ross – logged on for a Q&A after the episode aired, Twitter was freaking out, with many users particularly enjoying his answer to this question…
And finally, for fans of an old favourite, there was Armageddon. Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler, it comes as little surprise that the action-packed apocalyptic flick went down a treat among social media users…
OMG! #Armageddon is on! My Thursday night in is sorted! (yes I like this movie, yes I will be singing, yes I may cry!)— Pam Bahia (@PamBahia1) January 15, 2015
It was no easy ride for Thursday evening viewers.
"Sir! The override! It's been overridden!" #Armageddon— Kingdom of Ewa-n (@EwaSR) January 15, 2015
But it seems there’s no end to the appetite for seeing Bruce Willis coming to Earth’s rescue…
So I was planning an early night, but I've just seen that Bruce Willis is saving the world again on BBC3…. #Armageddon— Klobo15 (@Klobo15) January 15, 2015
Ah…..Bruce Willis 👌 & with the wind & rain raging outside #Armageddon seems perfect viewing 💨🌀☔️— Dee (@weirhopper) January 15, 2015
What did you watch on telly last night? Did you enjoy Cyberbully, Question Time, Suits or Armageddon? Let us know in the comments box below…