Monday’s TV tips

Monday’s TV tips

Open Season (TV3, 2.10pm)

(2006) Animated adventure. A domesticated bear and a streetwise deer are forced to team up when they find themselves lost in the woods on the eve of the hunting season. The mismatched pair must escape the forest before the season begins and a paranoid hunter comes looking for them. Featuring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise and Billy Connolly

Scooby Doo (RTE Two, 2.25pm)

(2002) Live action version of the cartoon about a gang of teenage sleuths and their cowardly dog. Two years on from going their separate ways after solving their last case, the Mystery Inc crew reunites to investigate the strange goings on at an amusement park called Spooky Island. The attraction appears to lure its young visitors in very strange ways and it is up to Scooby, Shaggy and the gang to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Back to the Future Part III (RTE One, 3.40pm)

(1990) Final instalment in the time-travelling comedy adventure trilogy. Marty McFly travels to the American Wild West of 1885 in a desperate bid to save Doc Brown from becoming another victim of the black-hatted varmint gunslinger Buford Tannen.

Mission: Impossible (TV3, 7pm)

(1996) Fast-paced action thriller based on the vintage television spy series. After a disastrous mission in Prague, the leader of an elite undercover unit attempts to find out who set up his team. It soon becomes apparent that a mole in his organisation is attempting to sell a list of agents' names on the black market. In a bid to root out the double agent and protect his colleagues, the spy mobilises a motley crew of former agents and embarks upon a frenetic mission that leads him from Langley to London. Brian De Palma's riotous remake culminates in a spectacular helicopter chase through the Channel Tunnel.

How to Stop Your Nuisance Calls: Channel 4 Dispatches (C4, 8pm)

Whether it’s people offering to help with PPI or insurance claims, vendors cold-calling to sell a product, or agencies asking us to complete a quick survey, millions of us are plagued by callers trying to provide us with things we don’t want. This report on the cold-calling trade for Dispatches goes under cover in one of the country’s largest call centres to find out who they ring and what happens when they are asked not to call. Seyi Rhodes also investigates the market in the gathering and selling of personal information, and some tactics to stop harassment are revealed.

Doc Martin (ITV, 9pm)

Louisa is not best pleased when her new art teacher Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children, while Dr Timoney is involved in a car accident outside the school. Penhale is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, Bert decides to go back to being a handyman, and Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session. Comedy drama, guest starring Kelly Adams (Mr Selfridge, Hustle), with Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz.

Modern Times: The Last Dukes (BBC2, 9pm)

The hereditary title of duke has been bestowed by British monarchs for reasons ranging from a grateful nation rewarding a major war leader to a king acknowledging his illegitimate son. However, the last dukedom was created by Queen Victoria and this documentary examines what will happen as they gradually become extinct due to lack of a male heir. Featuring interviews with the Duke of Marlborough and his Aunt Rosemary, the Duke of Atholl, the Duke of Montrose, the Duchess of Rutland and the Duke and Duchess of St Albans.

The World’s Worst Place to be a Woman – Stacey Dooley Investigates (BBC3, 9pm)

The Central American republic of Honduras regularly tops the lists of countries with the highest murder rates. It’s a dangerous place but that’s where Stacey Dooley finds herself in this edition of her latest series. It’s not just gangs and drug dealers who are on the end of this violence, Honduras also has one of the highest murder rates for young females in the world and, in 2012, one woman was being killed every 18 hours, on average. The intrepid reporter delves into these shocking facts.

The Dubliners: Live at Vicars Street (TV3, 9.15pm)

‘The Dubliners : Live at Vicars Street’ sees one of Ireland’s Most iconic bands perform their greatest hits in an electric live set from Dublin’s Vicar Street. Their albums have sold millions worldwide and paved the way for many of today’s great Irish folk acts. In this TV3 Special the Dubliners will perform some of their greatest hits including Dirty Old Town, Whiskey In The Jar, The Wild Rover and Molly Malone in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

The Snapper (RTE One, 9.30pm)

(1993) Roddy Doyle's very personal view of Dublin comes to the screen once more with the story of 20-year-old Sharon Curley, a checkout girl who finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. Her relationships with family and friends inevitably change as everyone becomes determined to discover the father's identity. The Snapper is the second novel in Doyle's trilogy which began with The Commitments and concluded with The Van.

Scream Queens (E4, 10pm)

Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) team up in this glossy new US comedy horror series. Twenty years ago, a sorority party ended in tragedy and the group is now ruled with an iron fist by Chanel (Roberts). However, all hell breaks loose when the Dean (Curtis) decrees the sorority must be open to all students and not just the elite. To make matters worse, a killer disguised as a devil begins wreaking havoc across the campus on the fateful party’s 20th anniversary.

Pusher (Film4, 10.45pm)

(2012) Drug dealer Frank (Richard Coyle) is a big fish in the small pond of east London. However, like all low-level criminals, Frank is only as good as his last deal and in order to increase his wealth, he has to borrow heavily from men who don’t take kindly to late repayments. So it comes to pass that Frank borrows thousands from drug lord Milo (Zlatko Buric) to finance an ill-fated get-rich scheme involving former prison mate Marlon (Neil Maskell). The scam goes awry and Frank is caught by the police, shortly after he dumps the drugs in a pond. As Milo’s original loan gains interest, Frank prowls London like a wounded animal, pressurising best friend Tony (Bronson Webb), girlfriend Flo (Agyness Deyn) and rich client Fitz (Paul Kaye) to help settle the debt. Eventually Milo loses patience.

Arena (3e, 11pm)

(2011) How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions? One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website. His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts. But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Daniel Dae Kim & Nina Dobrev.

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