Best of the box: The Living and the Dead & The Fundamentals of Caring

Joe Donnelly and Sue Murphy bring you the best of the box for the week ahead...

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 when all of a sudden it's the talk of the town?

Fear not, the Tom Dunne Show has you covered.

Sue Murphy joined Joe Donnelly to pick out the best of the box for the week ahead. You can find a link to the full podcast at the bottom of the page.

 

Picks of the week

The Living and the Dead, Tuesday, BBC1, 9pm

This new supernatural period drama from the BBC stars Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer. A pioneering doctor and his wife inherit a farm and are determined to start a new life together, when a teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a bad spirit.

 

The Women who Kill Lions, Wednesday, Channel 4, 9pm

This one-off documentary follows American Rebecca Francis and Croatian-Canadian Jacine Jadresko to explore the motives and mindsets of women who are involved in big-game hunting.
 

Gogglebox, The Best Bits, Channel 4, 9pm

Revisit some of the best  moments from the show, with the Gogglebox families giving their take on some television programmes from the last year, including Britain's Got Talent, Happy Valley, First Dates, Caravanner of the Year, Flowers and Dogs Might Fly.
 
 
Online pick of the week

The Fundamentals of Caring on Netflix   

Based on the novel by Jonathan Evison and written, directed and produced by Rob Burnett, The Fundamentals of Caring stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller.
Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver meets his first client, Trevor, an 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. The pair embark on a road-trip to visit all of the places that Trevor has become interested in while watching the news.

 

Film of the week

Revolutionary Road, Friday, RTE One, 9.35pm

This 2008 drama is based on a novel by Richard Yates. A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. 

 

Tune into The Tom Dunne Show every Monday between 22.00 and 23.00 for a run down of the best TV the week has to offer. You can listen to the full edition of this week's episode below: