Monday’s TV tips

Monday’s TV tips

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Monday’s TV tips

Crammed full of the latest lifestyle and showbiz news, our team of experts will be giving you at home, practical tips every day.

Stuck for what to cook for dinner? Don’t worry. Ireland’s best chefs from Rachel Allen to Paul Flynn will be on hand, cooking affordable family food every day.

Do you have a health problem that refuses to go away? Or maybe you’ve read a recent headline that’s got you worried? Our Doctor On Call will be in the studio giving free health advice.

Not to mention, practical parenting tips in our Mammy Knows Best segment, all the latest from the soaps, and the best celebrity and real life stories around!

Presented by Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé.

Food Unwrapped (Ch4, 8.30pm)

If you’re making a coffee after this show, there’s a chance you’ll not look at it in the same way.

That’s largely thanks to Kate Quilton, who visits the mountains of southern Peru, home of some of the world’s finest coffee.

She learns about the freeze-drying process that transforms coffee beans into everyday instant granules.

If you prefer something more potent, Jimmy Doherty investigates the difference between the high-end vodka and the cheaper versions.

Plus, Matt Tebbutt meets a flock of dairy sheep as he investigates Wensleydale cheese.

Doc Martin (UTV, 9pm)

Fans of this ever engaging saga had a long wait between series, but it was worth it as Martin Clunes’s eponymous medic is the best way to lift the spirits after the horrors of Monday.

Yes, there’s more of the usual picture postcard seaside shots, all the old favourites, and a few new ones to keep the doc on his toes, but that format never outstays its welcome.

This week, Ellingham moves out of the Surgery to give Louisa space, which leaves a doting Mrs Tishell worried that he won’t be able to take care of himself.

Elsewhere, the ever useless PC Penhale helps Janice babysit, and Al finds out about Bert’s behaviour. There are bailiffs at the restaurant, and it doesn’t look like they’re after fish and chips.

The Catch (Ch4, 9pm)

As hit US series The Deadliest Catch proved, you don’t need a huge budget to make a compelling reality series – just a camera crew who can focus on fishermen risking their lives to make a living. This UK offering is just as gripping.

Today, a run of bad hauls keeps wages low, making it hard for skipper Andrew McLeod to convince his crew to stick around when they could earn more elsewhere.

When new deckhand Stephen is told about his initiation of eating a raw scallop, a monkfish liver and a turbot heart, he realises he has not signed up for a life of luxury.

All Change at Longleat (BBC1, 9pm)

The second episode of the three-part documentary chronicling changes to the Wiltshire stately home sees Ceawlin making an unusual find in the attic.

As he searches through memorabilia his grandfather collected, he comes across a rare watercolour painted by Adolf Hitler, while in the safari park, a new animal house is being built for an ageing elephant.

Meanwhile, Emma finds herself missing her friends and family from her old life in London and is keen to find a role for herself on the estate

300 (ITV2, 9.00pm)

(2006) Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, 300 is a bruising war epic recounting the Battle of Thermopylae at which the vastly outnumbered Spartan army fought to the bloody death against the might of the Persians.

King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) defies the advice of the Oracle and the Spartan Council to lead his 300 men against the despotic Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro).

This mighty band of brothers pledges honour until death in the name of Sparta. As hordes of heavily armed Persian soldiers attempt to break the Spartan might, Leonidas and his men hold firm. However, there is treachery within the ranks.

300 is a sweeping tale of valour and determination against seemingly insurmountable odds, with themes of self-sacrifice and loyalty coursing through its steroid-fuelled, adrenaline-charged veins.

Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide (RTE One, 9.35pm)

Monday’s TV tips

In the age of hyper capitalism the ultra rich are getting even richer while the rest of us are more worse off than ever.

In Ireland's Great Wealth Divide, economist David McWilliams looks at wealth inequality in Ireland, why it is happening, what we can do about it and the dangers of doing nothing.

Apres Match of the Day (RTE Two, 9.55pm)

Monday’s TV tips

USA 94, Giants Stadium, Ireland v Italy, Ray Houghton and THAT goal on this week's Après Match of the Day.

Episode 3 – Republic of Ireland v Italy, Giants Stadium, New Jersey, June 18 1994.

The third programme in the series brings us back to USA 94 and Ray Houghton’s moment of magic versus Italy. Back in studio Bill and the boys talk us through that magical night in June 1994.

The Fear (RTE Two, 10.25pm)

The Fear is back for a fourth season. Trawling around the country the gang will be up to their usual tricks, storming across Ireland with their hidden camera and generally spreading The Fear…

In this episode, Dermot Whelan epically pranks his co-host Dave Moore into believing they are making a commercial for their sponsor McCain. Our Counterfeit Officer hits the streets, Paddy the Farmer gets some help in Dublin and Ray Shah pays a trip to Irinka’s new chat show where all is not as it seems.

Soccer Republic (RTE Two, 11pm)

Peter Collins presents the football magazine show featuring highlights of all of the weekend’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division action as well as all the news form the Irish abroad.

Devil (Film4, 12.10am)

(2010) Based on a story by M Night Shyamalan, which was then adapted for the screen by Brian Nelson, Devil is an edge of seat thriller about a group of apparent strangers trapped in a lift, who discover that one of their number is Satan.

Security guard Ben (Bokeem Woodbine), mechanic Tony (Logan Marshall-Green), suited salesman Vince (Geoffrey Arend), corporate climber Sarah (Bojana Novakovic) and an older woman (Jenny O’Hara) all enter the same lift only for the car to become stuck between floors.

As tensions within the claustrophobic space explode, Detective Bowden (Chris Messina) works tirelessly to free the five strangers from their suspended prison before the thickening air of fear and paranoia compels them to turn on each other.

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