The best animated film of the century features the voice of Ed Asner as the old man who sets off for an adventure in his floating house.
Unfortunately scheduled to be interrupted by the Angelus and evening news, ask your mam to have the dinner ready for then.
Brendan O’Carroll’s chat show series bows out after a six-week run that, as expected, produced a Marmite reaction among viewers. Michael Ball is among the guests.
John Michael McDonagh is another divisive figure in Irish culture, with audiences offering very mixed reactions to this 2013 tale of revenge in the west of Ireland. Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd feature among a familiar cast.
While the countries of Central America often make the news for all the wrong reasons, Costa Rica has emerged as a flag-bearer for progressive policies on the environment.
For this new three-part series, science writer Gaia Vince visits a country with a similar population size to Ireland to see how they’ve attained the title of the happiest, most sustainable country in the world’.
The Brennan brothers are in Wolfe Tones na Sionna to help the Co Clare GAA club revamp their clubhouse. It’ll be quite a challenge, given that the club wants to get it all done in just two weeks.
Major new series based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Odin and other traditonal gods come back to Earth to fight the forces of modernity. Ian McShane is among the familiar faces in the cast.
Decent account of Walt Disney’s attempt to get author PL Travers allow a film version of her Mary Poppins book. It stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
The second episode of the excellent two-part series also seen recently on BBC.
It presents a fascinating picture of life behind the scenes in the lucrative auction industry, as China’s growth ensures that new fortunes are being spent, some of it returning Chinese art to the mother country after centuries spent in Europe.
It must be tough for the families of murder victims when their loved one becomes the subject of a TV drama, but the family of Rhys Jones have given their blessing to this series.
In 2007, the 11-year-old was shot dead in Liverpool while walking home from football training. The stray shot had been fired by a 16-year-old involved in a gang dispute.
While the identity of the shooter was well-known, the police still had quite a job gathering enough evidence to eventually convict him. Rhys was an Everton fan, and after last week’s episode featured an appeal for help to the public at Goodison Park.
The menu includes roast pheasant casserole for main course, and dessert of Sicilian casatta with pistachios.
A look at how science has led to a rethink on how people who hear voices and see hallucinations should be treated.
Three people who experience these phenoma explain how it feels, and experts in the area talk about some of the advances in understanding of what causes them.
We all just want to hear the hits. That hasn’t stopped Blondie recording a new album, though, and they’ll be playing music from it on tonight’s show. Future Islands – on their way to Ireland soon – and Senegalese veterans Orchestra Baobab also perform.
The Beeb tries to steal some of Noel Fitzpatrick’s thunder – and possibly some of his business - in a new three-part series on pet health. First up, we hear about the mineral content of pet food, the problem of gum disease in cats and dogs, and how to avoid bone diseases in pet reptiles.
The first episode of the new series on Irish gangland killers features Paddy ‘The Whack’ Doyle, an infamous Dubliner who played a large part in the Crumlin-Drimnagh gang feud that resulted in at least 15 murders.
When he was eventually shot in Spain in 2008 – allegedly on the orders of Russian mobsters – he was sitting in a vehicle being driven by Gary Hutch, whoe own death a few later would spark the current Dublin feud.
Is it really a decade since the British three-year-old disappeared in the Algarve? BBC reporter Richard Bilton, who has covered it since the beginning, looks back on a case that still shows no sign of a resolution.
Fiona Phillips looks at the health issues caused by stress, including how it can be a factor in diabetes, dementia and some types of cancer. She also takes part in high-stress situations, and tests techniques to deal with stress. Interestingly, we also hear how some stress can actually be good for us.
The recently-seen RTÉ comedy drama from Co Cork writer Stefanie Preissner gets a run on the digital channel in the UK. Tell all your relations in England their misty-eyed view of d’oul sod is about to be shattered.
It’s a busy month for gardeners, and Monty Don is planing tomatoes and bringing other plants out of the greenhouse. Penelope Hobhouse, 87, explains how she’s created a low-maintenance garden, and James Wong sings the praises of tree ferns.
New period drama set in the British colony of Jamestown in Virginia in 1619 as three women arrive to meet the unknown husbands who have paid for their passage to the New World.
The AC/DC frontman continues to work his contact book, and chats to Lars Ulrich of Metallica about gib gigs, on-the-road rituals and the importance of a good crew.