Watch out for 'In The Name Of Gerry Conlon' in the coming days
TV WEEK (Wednesday 9th to Tuesday 15th)
WATCH OF THE WEEK
In The Name Of Gerry Conlon (RTÉ 1, Monday 14th, 9.35pm)
In 1974, Gerry Conlon was a victim of one of the worst judicial crimes in UK history. Aged 20, he and three others were sentenced to life in prison for an IRA bombing. The Guildford Four had to wait until 1989 for the court to recognise the evidence was false. Director Lorenzo Moscia met Gerry two months before his death, recording this testament to a remarkable life.
Turas Réaltaí TG4 i bPeil na mBan (TG4, Wednesday 9th, 8.30pm))
Every two years LGFA stars go on a trip abroad to celebrate the best players from counties from all over the country. In 2023 they headed to Austin, Texas where they were invited by the local club, the Celtic Cowboys to play an exhibition game with the best players from 2021 and 2022.
Morse and The Last Endeavour (Virgin Media 3, Thursday 10th, 9pm)
It’s the end of an era, as the epic tale of Inspector Morse, the iconic Oxford detective celebrated the world over, draws to a close. This special features interviews with the main cast and goes behind the scenes during the filming of Endeavour’s last season, as decades of interconnecting plots are tied together.
Billions (Sky Atlantic, Friday 11th, 9pm)
The acclaimed drama returns for its final season as old alliances are turned on their heads. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. And enemies become wary friends. Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world, and Wendy, Wags and Taylor turn to an old friend for guidance.
Escape From Kabul (RTÉ 2, Sunday 13th, 10.30pm)
For 18 days in August 2021, Afghanistan was a chaotic nightmare of fear and destruction after the US began withdrawing all their troops from the country following more than 20 years of fighting the Taliban. Thousands of Afghans who had worked with the US began to converge on the airport.
Downton Abbey (RTÉ 1, Wednesday 9th, 9.35pm)
The aristo gang are back, this time for a full length film with star cameos and side plots a-plenty. Robert and Cora Crawley are informed that they will be visited by the royal family. However, the visit does not go as planned and much upstairs downstairs drama ensues.
Pulp Fiction (RTÉ 2, Friday 11th, 10pm)
Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen for gangster Marsellus and his actress wife – a job that gets complicated when said wife strays toward Vincent. Elsewhere, struggling boxer Butch Coolidge wants one last job before retiring, chased by master fixer Winston Wolfe. A classic from Quentin Tarantino.
Mississippi Burning (RTÉ 2, Saturday 12th, 11.10pm)
When a group of civil rights workers go missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman find local authorities refusing to cooperate with them, as the African American community cowers in fear. A volatile situation gets worse when the agents get aggressive.
633 Squadron (RTÉ 1, Sunday 13th, 3.50pm)
RAF airmen embark on a daring mission to destroy a heavily fortified German rocket-fuel plant in Norway, tasked with bombing a cliff overhang to collapse it on the fuel facility. A cracking WWII yarn, full of action, intrigue and solid acting from Cliff Robertson and Harry Andrews.
The Commitments (RTÉ 1, Saturday 12th, 9.45pm)
Dublin music promoter Jimmy Rabbitte decides to organise an R&B group to fill the musical void in his hometown – only to discover that brand of melody is practically unknown in dear old dirty Dublin. Starring a host of actors who went on to greater things, this is a comedy musical treat of the highest order from the pen of Roddy Doyle.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Sky Store, from Wednesday 9th)
Optimus Prime and the Autobots take on their biggest challenge yet. When a new threat capable of destroying the entire planet emerges, they team up with a powerful faction of Transformers known as the Maximals to save Earth.
Trolls World Tour (RTÉ 1, Saturday 12th, 6.35pm)
Poppy and Branch discover there are six different troll tribes – each devoted to six different kinds of music, including funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock – and set off on a daring mission to unite them all.
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough (Netflix)
At the end of 2016, cyclist Mark required just four stage wins to equal the great Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins and cement his legacy. Instead he got five agonising years of injury, illness and depression. But in the 2021 Tour de France, he shocked the world in a final attempt to make the stage win record his own.
The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart (Amazon Prime)
A coming-of-age story with a vividly evocative Australian setting, this novel follows the story of Alice Hart who learns to escape the shadows of an abusive father in order to build a life for herself. At the age of nine, she suffers the tragic loss of her mother and baby brother – but worse comes later at the hands of a charismatic lover.
Kandahar (Amazon Prime)
Gerard Butler plays an undercover CIA operative who gets stuck in hostile territory in Afghanistan after his mission is exposed. Accompanied by his translator, he fights enemy combatants as he tries to reach an extraction point in Kandahar.
Poisoned: The Dirty Secrets About Your Food (Netflix)
Food borne pathogens kill around 3,000 people in the US every year and hospitalise hundreds of thousands more. Lettuce, cantaloupe, sprouts – all have been at the centre of outbreaks that have become alarmingly frequent in recent years.
Dublin Horse Show 2023 (RTÉ 2, Friday 11th, 1.45pm)
Ruby Walsh is joined by Gerry Mullins and Nicola Fitzgibbon for live coverage of the Nations Cup from the RDS. Commentary from Pauric Lodge and Tom Freyne.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Highlights (RTÉ 2, Friday 11th, 7pm)
Highlights of today’s Women’s World Cup quarter-final action from Australia and New Zealand.