It's that time of the year again when thoughts turn to settling down in front of the fire and seeing what's on the box.
RTÉ One today released details of their Autumn/Winter schedule for 2014 and among the returning favourite such as The Voice of Ireland and Operation Transformation, a few newcomers have caught our eye.
The broadcaster has lined up 35 new shows in drama, entertainment, arts and more.
"This season RTÉ One promises to deliver audiences the best in high impact Sunday night drama with Charlie, Love/Hate and The Fall, landmark documentaries, big family entertainment and news and current affairs which promises to inform, entertain and get the nation talking," a spokesperson said.
Here's the fancy YouTube promo:
And here are a few of the new and returning programmes that have caught our eye:
Aiden Gillen stars as Charles J Haughey in this three-part miniseries. We're expecting great things from Littlefinger as he does battle with political players both close to home and abroad, and from Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as his friend and press secretary PJ Mara.
The Liberties belle and a live studio audience celebrate Ireland’s love of music in this four-parter. The show will feature chat and live performances from legendary musicians and brand new acts from Ireland and around the world.
We thought that Love/Hate went off the boil a little in S4, but here's hoping that it's back to its brilliant best in S5, which now spans 12 episodes.
"Nidge (Tom Vaughan Lawlor) is once again king of all he surveys," goes the blurb, but with Detective Inspector Moynihan (Brían F. O’Byrne) still on his tail, Tommy (Killian Scott) back in a coma, Siobhan (Charlie Murphy) having turned grass and a new character Pauley (Johnny Ward) on the scene to protect the interests of a Spanish crime kingpin, Nidgey's crown could be in trouble.
"The tensions between Nidge and the pretender Fran (Peter Coonan) - increasingly violent, erratic and resentful of Nidge’s authority – are starting to spill over into conflict and betrayal.
"As his enemies close in Nidge must battle to save his throne and his skin."
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan return for a second series of this acclaimed Belfast-set crime drama (six episodes).
Back for a second series, new coaches Derval O’Rourke and Jason Sherlock join Davy Fitzgerald and Kenneth Egan in the search for the country’s fittest, fastest and strongest family. Presented by Mairéad Farrell.
A new two-part documentary series looking at the scale and impact of pornography consumption in Ireland.
"The programmes will explore the consumption of porn in Ireland in 2014 - how available is it, who watches it, how are they watching it and how does pornography affect our attitudes towards sex and relationships?"
Not one to watch with mammy.
The three-time All-Ireland winning Cork hurler journeys throughout the country asking how much life in Ireland has changed for gay people in the two decades since the de-criminalisation of homosexuality.
This new six-episode series promises "a masterclass in achieving domestic bliss".
Presenters Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor (Ireland's Kim and Aggie?) "are on a mission to help the helpless, to demonstrate basic life skills that came so naturally to our parents’ generation but not so easily to 20 to 30-somethings".
"They will share the knowledge and skills to live life better, to eat more healthily and nutritiously and to care for a home – like a boss!"
So like home economics class then, but on the telly.
Rachel Does Desserts.
That's it, really.