Sunday's TV tips

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Sunday's TV tips

Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way (RTE One, 6.30pm)

John begins the second leg of his journey crossing the Shannon estuary on to the deserted island of Scattery where he meets members of the West Clare Currach Club and gets an opportunity to row in a unique five man currach.

He makes a splash as he goes snorkelling and explores the stunning Pollock holes of Kilkee.

John makes his way to the only city on the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway.

Travelling by all means of transport throughout the series from his trusty VW camper to currach, ferry,cable car, horse and bike. John makes his way across Galway Bay by aeroplane to Inis Mór where he meets with geologist Rónadh Cox who has solved the mystery of the islands moving boulders.

Coming to a close in this part of his voyage, John takes on the ‘Westport Challenge’ which includes cycling along the ‘Great Western Greenway’ and ending his journey by sea kayaking in majestic waters of Clew Bay.

Experimental (C4, 8pm)

Engineer Tim Shaw continues his quest to uncover the scientific truth behind some of the most incredible, funny and thrilling stunts on the web, as well as recreating them with his daredevil friend Buddy Munro.

In this second instalment, Buddy goes flying off a ramp using an engine-powered glider, and also uses jet propulsion to ski uphill on a trip to the Czech Republic’s Krkonose Mountains.

Meanwhile, Tim watches videos of people trying to do the splits in mid-air and finds out what effect it has on the human body. Finally, remember the hoverboard in Back to the Future II? That film was set in the year 2015 so the duo think it would be apt to build a working model using various gadgets. But will their ambitious idea get off the ground?

Finding Neverland (ITV3, 8.00pm)

(2004) This is a spellbinding account of creative genius and tragedy, inspired by the real-life friendship of Scottish writer JM Barrie (Johnny Depp) and widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslet).

Every element of the film, from Marc Forster’s assured direction and David Magee’s elegant screenplay to sumptuous production design is of the highest calibre.

Depp forgoes his more eccentric, show-stealing performances in favour of a quietly intense portrayal of the famed wordsmith whose closeness to Davies’ sons inspired him to write Peter Pan. Winslet is radiant as a fiercely protective single mother.

The Gleneagle (RTE One, 8.30pm)

From ballet to bingo, country to comedy and snooker to sean nós there’s always something happening in the hotel. It’s like a cruise ship on land – a party that never sleeps.

This week the hotel plays host for the Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Ireland’s longest-running arts festival. 8,000 guests descend for a weekend of singing, dancing and drinking. The banqueting staff also feel the pressure as they pull out the stops to create a wedding to remember for a bride and groom and their 300 guests.

Snitch (TV3, 9pm)

(2013) In this fast-paced action thriller, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years.

Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Nadine Velazquez, Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams

The Shawshank Redemption (ITV2, 9.00pm)

(1994) Banker Andy Dufresne is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and her lover in Forties America, and receives two consecutive life sentences.

One of the most acclaimed dramas of all time, the story is both tragic and uplifting.

Spanning a period of nearly two decades, the movie charts the change in culture over time, and the way in which it can stand still for those who are cut off from the world. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star.

Humans (C4, 9pm)

The fugitive synths are held prisoner in Hobb’s facility, as he tries to extract the secrets of creating living artificial intelligence that have been programmed into their brains.

However, he discovers a vital piece of the puzzle is still missing – and not even Leo knows where it can be found.

Conclusion of the sci-fi drama, starring Gemma Chan and Katherine Parkinson. Last in the series.

Partners in Crime (BBC1, 9pm)

Part two of three. Tommy searches the backrooms of Brown’s shadowy hideout for any sign of Jane, but discovers he will need to raise £1,000 to maintain his place in the gang.

Tuppence goes undercover as Rita’s maid, and discovers that she has received a mysterious package from Brown.

The parcel is kept locked up and out of sight, but Tuppence is determined to find out what it contains.

She also discovers that one of the diva’s friends is an agent working for Carter, who continues to obstruct the couple’s investigation.

The Guard (Channel 4, 11.05pm)

(2011) Small-town Garda sergeant Gerry Boyle is overweight, cantankerous, foul-mouthed and partial to a dalliance with the local prostitutes.

However, he does possess a sharp mind for detective work, which comes in handy when newly arrived deputy Aidan McBride goes missing and the officer’s wife Gabriela begs for his help.

Consequently, the laid-back cop is drawn into an international drugs ring, and he must work with a straight-laced FBI agent to crack the case.

Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle star.

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