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Sunday’s TV tips

RWC Live: Ireland v France Build-up (TV3, 3.20pm)

All the live build up , analysis and pre-match opinion ahead of Ireland’s crucial Pool D decider with France at the Millennium Stadium.

Keith Wood, Matt Williams and Shane Jennings are in studio with Matt Cooper, plus Sinead Kissane, Peter Stringer and Murray Kinsella have the latest from Cardiff.

RWC Live: Italy v Romania (3e, 3.20pm)

The second part of Italy V Romania continues on 3e. Live in studio with Matt Cooper, Keith Wood, Matt Williams and Shane Jennings.

Commentary from Alastair Eykyn and Joel Stransky.

RWC Live: Ireland v France (TV3, 4.30pm)

The deciding game of Pool D as Ireland face France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The winners are likely to top Pool A and an enjoy what should be a more favourable Quarter Final place, defeat in this match look like to set up a quarter final with New Zealand.

Matt Cooper is joined in studio by Keith Wood, Matt Williams and Shane Jennings.

Commentary from Stuart Barnes, Liam Toland and Conor McNamara.

Hotel Transylvania (ITV2, 4.25pm)

(2012) Hotel Transylvania is a five-star resort run by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), which is situated far from the eyes of pesky humans.

Monsters flock to the hotel for their holidays and Dracula invites some of his favourite guests to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez).

Among the attendees are Frankenstein’s monster (Kevin James), Griffin The Invisible Man (David Spade), Wayne Werewolf (Steve Buscemi), and Murray The Mummy (Cee Lo Green).

A wayward tourist called Jonathan (Adam Samberg) stumbles upon the hotel and Dracula has to hide the human interloper from his guests.

Once Jonathan’s true lineage is revealed to all and sundry, he helps to dispel myths about humans and establishes deep bonds of friendship with his fanged, blood-sucking hosts.

RWC Live: USA v Japan (3e, 7.45pm)

USA take on Japan in Pool B. Live from Gloucester with commentary from Andrew Cotter and Andrew Gomarsall.

Earth’s Wildest Waters: The Big Fish (BBC2, 8pm)

New series. Ben Fogle presents a fishing challenge in which anglers test their skill in the world’s most inhospitable areas.

Each week, Matt Hayes and a local expert will assess the contestants’ efforts and eliminate one from the competition.

The opening round sees the eight initial competitors sent to the freezing waters of Iceland, where they must catch as many varieties of fish as possible in a kayak on a frozen fjord, learning traditional cod fishing and heading to the country’s biggest lake to catch the biggest brown trout they can find.

Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF (BBC2, 9pm)

Documentary following the Red Arrows, the RAF’s aerobatics display team based at RAF Scampton as they cope with the rigours of a demanding summer display season.

Famed across the globe for their death-defying stunts and precision flying, the team works tirelessly to hone their skills and here cameras follow the pilots during one of their busiest periods, as they reveal the tricks of the trade and prepare to carry out an ambitious performance over Buckingham Palace, flying a salute to the Queen.

From Darkness (BBC1, 9pm)

Another body is discovered, which seems to have been left as a message for Claire when her old shoulder number is found.

She decides to return to Manchester and work on the case, to John’s delight but leaving Norrie devastated as he feels she is being dragged away from him – especially as more secrets come to light and professional and personal issues collide.

Claire takes responsibility for determining the identities of the corpses, and tries to persuade the Fenton family to determine if their daughter is among the victims.

Homeland (Ch4, 9pm)

One of the most talked about American dramas of recent years is back for a new run, and life seems a little easier for Homeland’s bipolar heroine Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes).

When we first met her in 2012, she was trying to ascertain whether Nicholas Brody, the US soldier and PoW, had been turned by al-Qaeda and was planning an atrocity on American soil.

When we catch up with her, it’s two years since the on/off CIA officer’s tenure as Islamabad station chief.

In the intervening time, it seems Carrie has become more settled, with her two-year-old daughter Frannie (fathered by Brody) bringing some peace to her life.

Series five sees her in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and employed as a German philanthropist’s head of security. In episode one, Carrie’s peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her back towards the dangerous world she left behind.

Clean Break (RTE One, 9.30pm)

The Rane family return home after their ordeal.

While Desmond is keen for things to go back to normal Annette is still haunted by what has happened and can’t understand how detached both Desmond and Jenny appear to be.

As the police continue with their investigation Danny is still in hiding and it appears that the kidnappers aren’t the only ones looking for him.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success (BBC1, 10.30pm)

You don’t need to be a soccer fan to know that transforming Manchester United into a multi-million pound global business is no easy task.

One man who knows that better than most is ex-football manager Alex Ferguson.

He guided the Red Devils on their winning course; they picked up every domestic football trophy available during the course of his 26-year premiership.

But how did he manage to stay at the top of such a notoriously high pressured job for so long, and what advice does he have for motivating, disciplining and inspiring people?

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson attempts to find out in a candid interview with the man himself. Among the contributors are Cristiano Ronaldo; Tony Blair; Alan Sugar; Ryan Giggs; Rio Ferdinand and Jose Mourinho.

The Meaning of Life, with Gay Byrne (RTE One, 11.05pm)

Diarmuid Gavin, the man who turned garden design into the new rock ‘n’ roll, invites Gaybo into his own back garden – where better? – to talk about the events, ideas, values and beliefs that give his life meaning.

He describes how his little brother, Conor’s death in a car accident left his whole family unable to laugh together throughout his childhood; and he lovingly reveals how his mother-in-law, Terry Keane’s belief in his talent gave him the courage to succeed, even after her own indiscretions andCharliegate, caused the family upset and embarrassment.

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