Documentary on NewstalkDocumentary series examining the issues shaping our nation and the world. Saturdays from 7-8am and repeated later that day from 10-11pm. *Please note the show will be on from 11pm-midnight on Saturday, October 1st.
21:46 7 Dec 2015
21:46 Monday 7 December 2015
Not quite sure of what the best picks of the box are for this week? Or will you regret that you didn't record something during the week when everyone is suddenly talking about it?
Fear not, Tom Dunne has you covered.
Sue Murphy joined Tom to pick out the best of the box this week and there really is a lot of great TV picks.
Film of the week: Office Space, Monday, Film4, 1.25am
Peter Gibbons is a computer programmer who despises his job at Initech, where he is regularly abused and taken advantage of by his boss Bill Lumbergh. His coworkers and friends, Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar, also hate their jobs too and are about to be laid off in a downsizing of the company. As revenge, the trio hack into Initech's accounting system to siphon money into their bank account gradually. However, after a glitch causes a large sum of money to immediately transfer to their account, the trio must find a way to solve the problem without going to jail.
Picks of the week:
RTE Investigates, Monday, RTE1, 9.35pm
Journalists trawled through records of every Irish politicians - of which there are over 1,000 - noting the discrepancies between interests which had been declared to the Oireachteas and those which appeared on other public records.
Focusing their investigation on a handful of politicans, undercover RTE reporters then posed as a foreign wind farm investment company looking to invest in Ireland. 'Nina' of the fictitious Vinst Opportunities contacted a number of councillors to seek support for planning permission, which would be the main obstacle to securing a site for wind turbines in the country.
Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald, UTV, Monday 9pm
"I’ve been to this city several times before, but I never discovered where fantasy town collided with reality, and I never looked too closely at the people who live here and what Vegas does to them.” Sir Trevor McDonald
Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald uncovers the secret life of Sin City, the ultimate sunny place for shady people, a city that grew from nothing by offering the forbidden.
This two-part series focuses not on the tourists who flock to the bright lights of Vegas, but on those who call the gambling mecca home: those who live in the shadows, those who have won big and lost big, and those who might fare better living somewhere far, far away from the pull of the neon lights.
True North, Monday, BBC1, 10.35pm
Documentary featuring women working in jobs that were traditionally male-dominated, including a roofer, a plumber, a train driver, a trawler captain and a joiner
That's so Last Century, Tuesday, Channel 4, 10pm
Celebrities including James Corden and Vic Reeves re-acquaint themselves with the gadgets and games of their childhood and turn the table on their family to see if they can get to grips with some old-school technology, such as bulky mobile phones, VHS video players, Sony Walkman personal stereos and the ZX Spectrum computer.
The Secrets of the Mona Lisa, Wednesday, BBC2, 9pm
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores major new findings about Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, as centuries-old documents are decoded and the latest optical, forensic, and historical tools and techniques are employed to reveal its secrets. Questions and mysteries surrounding the famous portrait - and the artist himself - are unravelled as art historians, authenticators, forensic specialists and academics attempt to get to the truth.
Hire our Heroes, Friday, BBC2, 9pm
Part one of two. The cases of four veterans, all discharged from the army with mental illness, who despite having a highly trained military skill set cannot find employment in a civilian capacity. Alex learns how psychological injury can severely affect self-confidence at the very time when work could dramatically aid recovery, so sets about promoting to employers that military veterans are a valuable and untapped resource. However, as the group takes its first steps into employment she begins to think she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
21:46 7 Dec 2015
21:46 Monday 7 December 2015
Documentary series examining the issues shaping our nation and the world. Saturdays from 7-8am and repeated later that day from 10-11pm. *Please note the show will be on from 11pm-midnight on Saturday, October 1st.