Sunday’s TV tips

Sunday’s TV tips

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 (BBC1, 5.35pm)

Sunday’s TV tips

Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift kick off this year’s coverage of the annual gardening show by exploring the grounds 24 hours before the gates officially open to the public, which means they can get up close and personal with the exhibits without fighting through the crowds.

Monty Don shares his thoughts on the week ahead alongside Carol Klein, who previews what’s happening in the Great Pavilion, and husband-and-wife actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton take a tour of the showground.

Plus, Nicki Chapman and James Wong reveal what to expect from the daytime coverage.


Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food (More4, 8pm)

Sunday’s TV tips

Ainsley Harriott embarks on a mission to discover street food experiences around the world.

He begins in Istanbul, where he encounters slow-roasted sheep’s head as well as seasonal Turkish village food, such as loquats stuffed with cumin-spiced meatballs, braised lamb with young figs, and small plates of perfect mezze.

He also discovers the world of workers’ cafes, cooks kofta for the locals and gets caught up in a football riot while seeking out a mysterious item that’s supposedly banned for being too dangerous to eat.


Big Brother (TV3, 9pm)

Sunday’s TV tips

Brand new to TV3, the sixteenth series of the groundbreaking reality show, Big Brother, hits our screens with a brand new bunch of eccentric, entertaining and unique housemates.

Hosted by Emma Willis, the new ‘Timebomb’ theme will see a Mad Men-influenced, '60s-style decor for the new house as part of an upbeat, glamorous, thrilling and mischievous series.

Big Brother will play with time during tasks and have secret missions to create tension in the house.


Grayson Perry’s Dream House (Channel 4, 9pm)

Documentary following the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry’s most ambitious project to date – the building of a secular chapel near Harwich in tribute to Essex women.

The building has a one-off visual style, handcrafted down to the finest detail, with relief tiles and tapestries depicting the character of Julie, who stands for Essex women everywhere.

As the design comes together, Perry seeks inspiration from single mums and hairdressers, but he soon struggles to bring the enormous project in on time and on budget – and finds himself dealing with baffled local residents.


The Detectives (BBC2, 9pm)

Sunday’s TV tips

New series. Documentary following the work of a Greater Manchester police team focusing on sex offences.

DS Carol Barlow leads a high-profile historic abuse investigation into a Manchester DJ and former friend of Jimmy Savile accused of a string of sex offences against schoolgirls in the 1960s and 1970s – no easy task when the alleged crimes happened more than 30 years ago.

The detectives are also under pressure to identify the man who assaulted a teenager on her way to school before he strikes again. Continues tomorrow.


The Speech (RTE One, 9.30pm)

The Speech is a life affirming new series, which aims to help individuals to overcome their fear of public speaking, and in this case it’s jack the lad 34-year-old barman Shane Hughes from Dublin.

Everyone who knows him sees him as an outgoing, confident guy and very few people know his deep dark secret; his mortal fear of public speaking.

Shane has been with his fiancé Lisa Marie for 13 years and they share three children between them – and at last, they’re walking down the aisle. With the big day looming, Shane knows he has to conquer his fear.

He has a lot to learn; he must control his emotions, overcome his nerves, learn to address a room of people and perfect the craft of writing a killer speech all in just a few short weeks. Armed with determination to conquer his fear and his secret weapon in the form of celebrity speech coach, fashion stylist and TV presenter, Brendan Courtney, will he succeed?


Bouncers (TV3, 10pm)

Sunday’s TV tips

This brand new documentary series sees a rare insight into the lives of nightclub security staff. Fighting, being sick and falling over, it’s all part of the great night out and it’s the door staff who are left to clean up the mess.

In Bouncers, we see some of the shocking and unsettling elements of the current drinking culture, yet also features warm, insightful and funny stories that explore what’s behind this nocturnal behaviour.

From enforcing door policy to administering first aid, being guidance counsellors and mediating in domestic rows, the door staff see it all.

They are sober and wry observers, commentating and interpreting these weekend antics. Through them we take a jaw-dropping look at why people love getting drunk and what makes them behave so badly.


Made in Dagenham (BBC2, 10.00pm)

(2010) The female employees making upholstery for a 1960s British car firm campaign for the right to equal pay, only for the company to declare their work is ’unskilled’.

The women embark on a national protest, taking their grievance all the way to the Government and demanding a change in the law.

You might be expecting an Essex Girls comedy from the Sid James back-catalogue, but this is a surprisingly moving and well put-together look at an important part of British history, shot through with enough humour and pathos to ensure something for everybody.

Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Rosamund Pike star, while a musical version recently set the West End alight.


Hyde Park on Hudson (Channel 4, 12.10am)

(2012) It may be being shown rather late, but don’t let that put you off – make sure you record director Roger Michell’s movie if you can’t stay up for it.

The year is 1939 and Europe stands on the brink of war. In a bid to drum up American support should the worst happen, Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit President Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor at their New York estate.

It’s an uncomplicated tale given more weight by the fact that much of what happens was taken from diaries kept by Roosevelt’s mistress, Margaret Suckley, at the time of the royal trip. Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West and Olivia Colman star.

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