What to watch on TV this week

Monday: Coronation Street TV3, 7.30pm

SATURDAY

Walking Through History

Channel 4, 8pm

New series has Tony Robinson hiking in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, beginning with Bronte country in the moors of West Yorkshire, the area that inspired such books as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

The Jonathan Ross Show UTV, 10.10pm

Guests include troubled Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, currently trying to resurrect her career in a West End play; actor Daniel Radcliffe; soccer player Rio Ferdinand and comedian Russell Brand. Music comes from Irish group The Script.

SUNDAY

Speed With Guy Martin Channel 4, 8pm

For the first episode in his new series of high-speed thrills, Martin swaps his motorbike for a bicycle and sees how far he can get with 24 hours of non-stop pedalling.

Cogar: Bliain an tSneachta Mhóir TG4, 9.30pm

We’ve had some bad winters in recent years, but even those extreme conditions didn’t have the impact of the Arctic freeze of 1947. The country was ice-bound for two months, with huge snowdrifts hampering movement and many deaths among people and livestock. Given the timing in the immediate aftermath of the hardships of WWII, the conditions really pushed people to their limits.As well as archive footage from the period, this documentary has accounts from people who remember those difficult days.

MONDAY

Tree Fu Tom CBeebies, 5pm

A new series of adventures from Treetopolis with the boy super-hero.

Children’s Hospital: The Chaplains BBC Two, 7.30pm

New documentary series on the multi-faith team of chaplains at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.At the centre of the opening episode is the support they give to the family of Belfast baby Lucyellen, whose need for a liver transplant has prompted her father to donate part of his. The situation leaves the little girl’s mother fearing that she will lose both her husband and her child.

Coronation Street TV3, 7.30pm

A massive couple of episodes from Wetherfield tonight has Ken Barlow walking his daughter Tracy down the aisle for her wedding, but a shock revelation has Rob confessing that he killed Tina McIntyre, proving that Tracy’s brother Peter is in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Doctor in the House TV3, 9pm

Brigid, 50, has been winning the battle against alcoholism, but a scan in tonight’s show reveals a possible cancerous growth on her kidney. Meanwhile, her 20 year old daughter Lizzy is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and has extremely high cholesterol.

The Ring TG4, 9.30pm

With Halloween just around the corner, the networks are rolling out the horror films, and few modern offerings are as chilling as this tale of a videotape that leads to the death of all who watch it. Stars Naomi Watts.

Daniel O’Donnell: Live From Detroit TV3, 10pm

The American city that gave us Motown and saw the birth of techno now hosts a concert from Daniel O’Donnell. He performs a selection of American classics through the decades, including ‘Que Sera, Sera’ and ‘That’s Amore’.

Damo & Ivor RTE Two, 10pm

The final episode of series two has the day of the big wedding being interrupted by the arrival of Sarah-Jane’s baby and the revelation at last about who the father is.

TUESDAY

The Flash Sky 1, 8pm

New series based on the DC Comics’ character, the Flash. Grant Gustin (Sebastian in Glee) is in the lead role as the speedy superhero.

The Missing BBC One, 9pm

New drama series follows a couple’s lives after their five year-old son went missing on a family holiday to France. Five years after the event, new evidence reignites the interest of the lead detective on the case.

Spillane An Fánaí

TG4, 10pm

John Spillane is back in his home county for a visit to Youghal, Co Cork, where he joins in a sing-song at the Moby Dick pub. He also hears tales of Sir Walter Raleigh and takes a trip on the Blackwater.

WEDNESDAY

I mBarr do Shláinte TG4, 7.30pm

Common eyesight problems are up for discussion in tonight’s episode.

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor: Alertness BBC Two, 9pm

Michael Mosely looks at the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, and the presenters also try methods other than caffeine to increase alertness.

Dialanna an Chogadh Mhóir TG4, 9.30pm

New eight-part documentary series on the First World War. A collaboration with a German TV company, it uses contemporary testimony from Irish soldiers in the trenches and other people who lived through the war to create a picture of the daily lives of those involved.

Our Island TV3, 10.05pm

The final episode of Dick Warner’s travels around the Irish coast take him from Inverin in Co Galway, to Tullaghan, Co Leitrim, along the way hearing tales of seaweed harvesters, whalers, etc.

THURSDAY

#Trending RTE Two, 8.30pm

Michelle Phan is that most modern of creations — a Youtube celebrity. The Boston-born woman has more than seven million subscribers to her channel on the video-sharing site, where she shares make-up tips such as ‘how to get Lady Gaga’s eyes’. Darren Kennedy interviews her tonight about how she’s become such a major player in the industry.

Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal

RTE Two, 9.30pm

The presenter samples various dieting fads, including the paleo diet that our distant ancestors may have survived on.

FRIDAY

The Works RTE One, 8.30pm

Swedish singers First Aid Kit and filmmaker Mike Leigh are among the guests.

Gardeners’ World BBC Two, 9.30pm

It really is a sign that winter has arrived when we reach the final instalment of Monty Don’s show. He has a few last tips for leaving your garden ready for the cold months ahead.

Goth At The BBC BBC Four, 10pm

Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure and Sisters of Mercy are among the groups featured in this retrospective of the subculture that provided some great music and a handy outlet for angst-ridden teens of the 1980s.


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