Best of the box: Smalltown and The Stranger

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

Smalltown - Final episode - TV3 - Thursday 9.30pm

The final episode of three-part drama Smalltown on TV3, starring Pat Shortt and directed by Gerard Barrett. Conor has returned home to spend time with his dying mother, and takes his anger about the situation out on his brother Timmy. 


The Stranger - RTE1 - Thursday 10.15pm 

This documentary investigates the story of Neal MacGregor, an English artist who died at 44 on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, with no heat, running water or electricity. But for the 8 years he lived there, his background remained a mystery to the other islanders.


Hooten and the Lady - Sky1 - Friday 9pm

In this brand new action drama from Sky 1, historical expert Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker teams up with maverick adventurer Hooten, to travel the world searching for hidden treasures.


Best Album of the Year 2016 - Mercury Prize Live - BBC4 - Thursday 9pm

Lauren Laverne will host BBC Four's Best Album of the Year 2016 - Mercury Prize Live, marking the 25th anniversary of the award.


Later Live... Jools Holland - NEW SERIES - BBC2 - Tuesday 10pm / Full episode - Friday 11.05pm

Jools is back, and the first episode of this series sees Kings of Leon play material from their new album 'Walls', Jack White with his solo acoustic debut, Sting, Banks and M83.


Film of the Week

Million Dollar Baby - Sky Atlantic - Friday 10.10pm 

In this multi Academy Award winning 2004 sports drama, Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) teams up with hardened veteran coach Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to become a professional boxer.


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: