Best of the box: Bypassed and Celebrity First Dates

Tom Dunne and Fiona Flynn bring you the best of the box this week

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, the Tom Dunne Show has you covered.

TV Editor of Fiona Flynn joined Tom to pick out the best of the box this week, and you can find a link to the full podcast at the bottom of the page. 


Picks of the week

Life Stripped Bare - Channel 4 - Tuesday at 9pm

This documentary experiment follows members of three households in the UK who give up all of their worldly possessions for 3 weeks. They can't buy or borrow anything other than food and drink, and get to choose one item to be returned to them each day.


Bypassed - RTE - Tuesday at 9.35pm


'Bypassed' is a new hour long documentary that tells the story of the  of Ireland's first motorway - the M7 - and the effect that it has had on the towns and people along the route.


Celebrity First Dates - Channel 4 -Friday at 9pm

TV presenter Esther Rantzen, actor Richard Blackwood, The Only Way Is Essex reality TV star Jess Wright and 2012 Paralympics table tennis silver medallist Will Bayley try their luck in the First Dates restaurant.


...Sings Stevie Wonder - BBC4 - Friday at 9pm

From the BBC archives have surfaced a full programme of Stevie Wonders' covers from the last 50 years, featuring artists including Jools Holland, Ed Sheeran, Cilla Black, Jimmy Helms, Dionne Warwick, the Osmonds, India Arie and James Morrison.


Film of the week

Ted - Channel 4 Saturday at 9.30

In this live-action comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) deals with the consequences of a childhood wish that his teddy bear came alive. Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, and Giovanni Ribisi co-star.


Online pick of the week

Gilmore Girls - All seasons available now on Netflix 

American comedy-drama television series 'Gilmore Girls' if getting a reboot from Netflix with four new films, and in the run up to that, they're now showing all 7 series. So catch up on the adventures of Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory in one of the most loved TV comedy-dramas of the naughties.


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: