Best of the box: Peter McVerry & The Night Of

Tom Dunne 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 Tom 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


Peter McVerry A View from the Basement, Tuesday, RTE1, 10.15pm

Jesuit priest Peter McVerry has worked for forty years as a human rights activist, and this hour long documentary looks back on his work, fighting the ever more difficult battle against addiction and homelessness in Dublin.

The Night Of, Thursday, Sky Atlantic, 21.00pm (Episode 2) (Downloadable on Sky Box sets)

Based on Peter Moffat’s series Criminal Justice, this eight-part series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings of a New York City murder, and the life behind bars of chief suspect Naz - a strait-laced Pakistani-American.


The Last Leg - Welcome to Rio, Wednesday, Channel 4, 8pm

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker take a look ahead at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio, as well as a look back on some of the highlights from the London Paralympic games in 2012.


The Hairy Bikers Chicken and Egg, Tuesday, BBC2, 8pm

The loveable duo travel around across continents in a quest to find and cook the finest egg and chicken recipe that the world has to offer. Plenty to be learned from this show, including the method behind the perfect roast chicken and what it takes to make a Michelin-starred chicken soup.


Film of the week

This Must Be the Place, Saturday, RTE2, 12.25am

Sean Penn stars as Cheyenne, a retired rockstar who hides away in his Dublin manager with his wife after two of his young fans commit suicide. Following his estranged Jewish father's death, he travels around America in search of the Auschwitz guard who had persecuted him during World War II.


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: