Weekend TV Highlights: when Louis Theroux met Joe Exotic

Another airing for Normal People, a chance to relive a heartbreaking moment in Kerry GAA history, and Louis Theroux meets Joe Exotic: it's the weekend's telly picks.
Weekend TV Highlights: when Louis Theroux met Joe Exotic

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Another airing for Normal People, a chance to relive a heartbreaking moment in Kerry GAA history, and Louis Theroux meets Joe Exotic: it's the weekend's telly picks.

SATURDAY

Shakespeare – Julius Caesar

RTÉ2, 11.05am

Friends, Romans, Junior Cert students... lend me your ears. A production of the classic tragedy about the historical figure and his betrayal by the likes of Brutus and Cassius. On Sunday at 10.45am, it's a version of Romeo and Juliet from 1978.

Maze

RTÉ One, 9.30pm

Decent prison drama from 2017 in which Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Nidge in Love/Hate) plays Larry Marley, the IRA man who was instrumental in organising the mass escape in 1983. Cork Prison served as a convincing set for the film, but you will catch glimpses of the southern city in some scenes.

Normal People

RTÉ One, 11.10pm

If you missed the original showing earlier in the week and are wondering what all the fuss is about, the first two episodes are repeated here.

SUNDAY

Sport

RTÉ2 has that momentous All-Ireland football final of 1982 featuring Kerry v Offaly (5pm) when Seamus Darby's goal put an end to the Kingdom's dream of the five-in-a-row.

VE Day in Colour: Britain's Biggest Party

Channel 4, 8pm

If you want to know what it might be like when the lockdown is lifted, take a look at this show. You'll see joyous scenes and a flagrant disregard for social distancing as victory in Europe was declared in May 1945, after five long years of war.

Primates

BBC One, 8.15pm

Episode two of the series about our close cousins includes an old langur who is still well able to defend his family against an onslaught by a band of bachelors. Elsewhere, there's rare footage of a beautiful little slender loris, and a glimpse of the Tapanuli orang-utan, only identified as a distinct species in 2017, and already critically endangered.

America's Most Dangerous Pets

BBC Two, 9.50pm

When this documentary by Louis Theroux was first broadcast in 2011, it didn't cause much of a stir, not even the segment about the guy named Joe who bred hundreds of tigers for his animal park. Of course, Joe Exotic has become this year's cultural phenomenon because of the Tiger King series on Netflix, so watching it now could be an interesting experience. For those who use social media while viewing TV, Theroux will be live-tweeting via #watchwithlouis.

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