The weekend's telly: Baby Driver, Good Vibrations, Italia '90

Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll looks at the weekend's small-screen highlights.
The weekend's telly: Baby Driver, Good Vibrations, Italia '90

Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll looks at the weekend's small-screen highlights.


World Cup Gold

TG4, 7.30pm

The final game for Jack Charlton's men at Italia '90 was the quarter-final against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. A brave effort would eventually be undone by the tournament's top scorer, Salvatore Schillaci. And Irish fans were left lamenting the fact that they were just one goal away from facing Maradona's Argentina in the semi-final.

The Late Late Show

RTÉ One, 9.35pm

Guests include Micheál Martin, Daniel & Majella O'Donnell, Jeremy Irons, and Nathan Carter.

Later... With Jools Holland

BBC Two, 10pm

Grime pioneer Dizzee Rascal chats about his career via video link, and also chooses some of his favourite performances from the Later archives.


Sporting highlights

Rugbaí Gold (TG4, 7.15pm) features Munster v Neath in the 2003 Celtic League Final in Cardiff. Ronan O'Gara was to have a big influence on the game before he went off injured, while other stars that day included Marcus Horan and Alan Quinlan. On Match Of Their Day (BBC One, 11pm), Gary Lineker and co talk about the best cup finals they have played in, using archive footage to tell the story of the games.

Baby Driver

RTÉ One, 9.35pm

Superb action film from 2017 about a young getaway driver who gets in over his head with a criminal gang.

Slumdog Millionaire

Channel 4, 11.15pm

Danny Boyle's India-set tale from 2008 is being shown in tribute to Irrfan Khan, who played the police inspector in the film. He died from cancer last month, aged 53.


How To Go On Holiday This Summer

Channel 4, 7.15pm

This show is primarily aimed at UK viewers, but there may be useful information for Irish people trying to make the most of the next few months. Obviously, the virus crisis is an evolving situation, but Steph McGovern attempts to find out about such issues as what's the safest way to travel, and what happens to bookings already made.

Good Vibrations

BBC One, 10.30pm

Entertaining true drama about record store owner Terri Hooley from the music scene in the North in the late 1970s.

Nina Simone - Live at Montreux 1976

TG4, 11pm

A recording of the jazz great's performance at the famous Swiss festival includes a rendition of her classic 'I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)'.

Sporting highlights

All-Ireland Gold (TG4, 2.45pm) goes all the way back to 1968 for the hurling final of Wexford v Tipperary. Mícheál Ó hEithir commentates on a game that featured the likes of Tony Doran, John Doyle and Michael Keating. That's followed by the Dublin v Kerry football semi-final from 1977, one of the games of the decade.

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