Sunday's TV Highlights: Wolf Hall, Stephen Hawking and a classic Munster final all feature

Wolf Hall, a Stephen Hawking biopic and a classic Munster final between Cork and Waterford all feature among today's best.
Sunday's TV Highlights: Wolf Hall, Stephen Hawking and a classic Munster final all feature

Wolf Hall, a Stephen Hawking biopic and a classic Munster final between Cork and Waterford all feature among today's best.

Wolf Hall

All Ireland Gold

Two more classic games from the archives.

First up is Waterford v Cork (2pm) in the 2004 Munster hurling final at Semple Stadium, which the Deise won by a point against a Cork side featuring the likes of Sean Óg Ó hAilpíin and Joe Deane.

That's followed at 3.25pm by the 2012 All-Ireland football final of Donegal v Mayo, a game from which the Ulster side emerged victorious.

  • TG4, 2pm

The Theory Of Everything

Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in a look at the early life of the late physicist, taking in his diagnosis of motor neurone disease and the college romance with the woman who'd eventually become his wife.

In between the romance and other human drama, we do learn more about Hawking's fascination with black holes and their role in the creation of the universe.

As his MND progresses, we also see how he began to use a voice synthesiser around the writing of A Brief History of Time.

  • RTÉ2, 9pm

Wolf Hall

If you missed this Hilary Mantel adaptation first time out, BBC Four is reshowing all six episodes over conscutive nights.

Mark Rylance is magnificent in the role of Thomas Cromwell, the 16th century Londoner who rose from a humble background to become right-hand man to Henry VIII.

At times slow-moving, with indoor scenes authentically low-lit, it stands as one of the best British series of the past decade.

Claire Foy (The Crown) plays Anne Boleyn, while an impressive support cast also features Jonathan Pryce, Joanne Whalley and Damian Lewis.

  • BBC Four, 10pm

More in this section

#ChoosetoChallenge

Did you miss our Virtual Event with Alison O’Connor, Aoife Moore, Clodagh Finn, Derval O’Rourke and Vicky Phelan