Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Game of Thrones, Mon­days, Sky At­lantic, 9p.m.

Given all the hype and pub­lic­ity, it would be ex­tremely re­miss of me not to men­tion the launch of sea­son 4 of Game of Thrones which kicked off on Mon­day. I've never ac­tu­ally seen a full episode of this mega budget fan­tasy drama but have it on good author­ity that it is well worth fol­low­ing. With an in­cred­i­ble cast in­clud­ing Ai­dan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Jack Glee­son and Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones is a fan­tasy epic set in the fic­tional Seven King­doms of Wes­teros. Var­i­ous fac­tions, united un­der the ban­ners of the no­ble houses of the Starks and the Lan­nis­ters, are locked in a bloody con­flict for who con­trols the Iron Throne and rules the land.

It will be al­right on the night Thurs­day, UTV, 9p.m.

Who re­mem­bers watch­ing this as a kid on Satur­day nights? Pre­sented by De­nis Nor­den un­til 2006, it com­r­pises of a se­lec­tion of hi­lar­i­ous out­takes taken from dif­fer­ent pro­grammes. This time Griff Rhys Jones pre­sents a spe­cial edi­tion of the long run­ning bloop­ers show fea­tur­ing side split­ting mo­ments from such pro­grammes as Doc Martin, Em­merdale and Corona­tion Street.

The Good Wife, Thurs­day, More4, 9p.m.

Still the best drama on TV at the mo­ment, if you haven't watched it up un­til now, get the box set and play catch up. With a su­perb cast in­clud­ing Ju­lianna Mar­gulies, Alan Cum­ming and Chris Noth, we are well into sea­son five and this week Eli (Alan Cum­ming) tries to get ahead of a po­ten­tial scan­dal by hir­ing Kalinda to find out who the fa­ther of Mar­i­lyn's baby is. Mean­while Ali­cia (Mar­gulies) and Will (Josh Charles) go head to head in a case in­volv­ing a rock band that's su­ing a TV net­work over in­fringe­ment of copy­rights.

The Crim­son Field, Sun­day BBC1, 9 p.m.

A ma­jor new six part pe­riod drama set dur­ing the first world war star­ring Su­ranne Jones, Hermione Nor­ris and Oona Chap­lin play ide­al­is­tic nurses who are sent to the front line and soon re­alise that no train­ing could have pre­pared them for the hor­rors they are about to ex­pe­ri­ence. The story be­gins a year into the war in 1915 when soar­ing num­bers of ca­su­al­ties re­sulted in a call for hospi­tal vol­un­teers.

Un­re­ported World Fri­day, Chan­nel 4, 7.30p.m.

A dead goat, a load of mag­gots and moun­tains of plas­tic are just some of the things found in Java's Ci­tarum river which is be­lieved to be the planet's most pol­luted river. Re­porter Seyi Rhodes trav­els down the river by ca­noe with his guides, who were once fish­er­men and are now re­cy­clers dig­ging out valu­able pack­ag­ing that they can sell.

Those who live by the river banks have no choice but to wash and drink this toxic wa­ter. Rhodes records the shock­ing re­sults of the anal­y­sis of drink­ing wa­ter and pre­dicts a mas­sive health cri­sis ahead.

Masterchef UK judges Gregg Wal­lace and John Torode

The Good Wife: still the best drama on TV at the mo­ment

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.