ONES TO WATCH

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Happy Val­ley, Tues­days start­ing April 29th 9pm, BBC1

Sarah Lan­cashire leads the cast in this brand new BBC drama Happy Val­ley which also stars Wex­ford's own Char­lie Mur­phy. Sarah plays Cather­ine Ca­wood, the sergeant on duty in a West York­shire po­lice sta­tion when flus­tered ac­coun­tant Kevin Weather­ill comes in to re­port a crime. How­ever things get a bit sin­is­ter when Kevin loses his nerve when it comes to fill­ing in the de­tails and it turns out the crime he was try­ing to re­port was his own plan to kid­nap his boss's daugh­ter and keep some of the ran­som to pay for his chil­dren's pri­vate school­ing. BBC do good drama, this one is worth watch­ing.

Bingo Nights, Wed­nes­day 9 pm TV3

Did you know that an aver­age of 100,000 games of bingo are be­ing played in Ire­land ev­ery night? Se­ri­ously! With fig­ures like that there's no doubt that bingo is a mas­sive busi­ness in Ire­land to­day. This two part doc­u­men­tary vis­its bingo nights in Water­ford, Wex­ford, Lim­er­ick, Galway and Dublin to see what ex­actly goes on. In the first episode the crew meets Shirley Wood­land and her 22 year old daugh­ter Shauna who go to the plush Stella bingo hall in Lim­er­ick. In con­trast the lo­cals in the ru­ral area of Ty­nagh in Galway play bingo in the lo­cal gaa hall.

The Out­siders, Thurs­day RTE 1, 10.45 pm

This doc­u­men­tary ex­plores how the lives of Ed­die Cahill and his fel­low for­mer con­vict turned artist Frank "Lu­cas" Quigley were trans­formed by lessons given to them by Brian Maguire, a renowned ex­pres­sion­ist pain­ter while they were in­car­cer­ated in Port­laoise prison in the 1990's. Cahill, the brother of Martin Cahill, aka The Gen­eral, had turned to crime af­ter bring trau­ma­tised by the treat­ment meted out to him in Let­ter­frack In­dus­trial School, while Quigley joined the IRA af­ter his brother was killed by the Bri­tish army.

The Guess List, BBC1, Satur­day, 9.30pm

I love Rob Bry­don as an ac­tor so it will be in­ter­est­ing to see how he fares as a TV pre­sen­ter with this new show that is sup­posed to be crammed full of big laughs and fa­mous faces. Each show pits two mem­bers of the pub­lic against one an­other as they com­pete for an exclusive tai­lor- made prize. Five celebrity guests are on hand to lend their sup­port as Bry­don draws up a guess list of an­swers. Typ­i­cal Satur­day night telly.

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