From cinema to home viewing, your entertainment wrap for the week
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Basquiat: Rage To Ric hes BBC Two, 9pm Documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York artist who began in the urban graffiti scene of the 1970s, being championed by Andy Warhol and developing an international reputation before he succumbed to a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. As this show points out, one of his Skull paintings was sold recently for over $100m, a figure which ensures he has begun to be talked about in the esteemed company of some of the 20th century’s great masters. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 RTÉ2, 9.15pm Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star in this 2014 sequel.
Painting The Nation RTÉ One, 6.30pm The Small Ring by Jack B Yeats is a favourite painting of the collection at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. For the remaining participants in this episode, it must provide the inspiration for their latest task. They get 90 minutes to try and capture the movement of two boxers training at a boxing club. Louis Theroux: Dark States - Heroin Town BBC Two, 8pm
Louis Theroux continues his American documentary series with a visit to Huntington, West Virginia. Prescription painkilllers were a problem in this and other towns, as their widespread provision by medical staff created a huge addiction issue. A crackdown on the legal drugs’ prescription worked so well that they became too scarce and expensive for many people, so instead the addicts turned to heroin. We hear how one in 10 babies born in the town of 49,000 somes into the world dependant on opiates. Unfortunately, it’s a story being repeated in many other communities on an unprecedented rate and is being blamed for the fact that life expectancy in the US is declining for the first time in two decades. Ac c eptab le Risk RTÉ One, 9.30pm
The police investigation into the killing looks like it’s being shut down, but Emer hears new information about the death of Sarah’s first husband. Snowfall BBC Two, 10pm
More drug tales from America, this time via a 10-part drama series set in Los Angeles in 1983. Major characters include a young cocaine dealer, and a CIA man involved in helping the Contra fighters in Nicaragua. Despite the promise of such a rich tableau, reports from the US suggest the series is closer to grand than great. Sir Bob b y Charlton At 80 BBC One, 10.30pm
This documentary about the great Manchester United player is sure to stir plenty of debate about how the game has changed. Born near Newcastle in 1937, he made his debut for United in 56 and is still a director at the club. It’s incredible to think that, when he began his career, fans on their way to Old Trafford would often bump into players also getting to public bus to the game. In this film we hear how he blossomed in the Busby Babes era, and the incredible story of how he survived the Munich air crash – he had swapped seats with one of the players who perished and was dragged unconscious from the burning wreckage by goalkeeper Harry Gregg. On the playing side, we see how his exploits as an attacking midfielder helped England to the World Cup in 1966 and United to a European Cup two years later. Always considered a gentleman of the game, he still spends much of his time between Old Trafford and working for his landmine charity.
Panorama BBC One, 9pm A look at the difficult subject of peer on peer sexual abuse, which can take place in schools or other environments. Parents of victims explain how it can be difficult to deal with.
Froc k Finders RTÉ One, 8.30pm Kinsale-based designers Charlotte and Jane create a dress for chef Rachel Allen. V ogue: My Anxious Life RTÉ2, 10.05pm
Vogue Williams may look like she has it all, but in this episode she talks about her battle with anxiety issues through the years. She also meets a number of sufferers in different parts of the country, and hears about various methods that can help people cope with the condition.
Peaky Blinders RTÉ2, 9pm
Season four is due soon on BBC, but this is a chance to catch up on series three. A double bill of opening episodes includes the wedding of Cillian Murphy’s character, Thomas Shelby. Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your W orld BBC Two, 8pm
The third and final episode has Jacques Peretti looking at changing world of work, and how the set 9-5 day is becoming a thing of the past as people check emails late into the night, or work several jobs to make ends meet. He also looks at the deal that saw a massive jump in executives’ pay while also removing job security.
Neven’s Italian Food Trails RTÉ One, 7pm
Neven Maguire’s journey takes him to Parma, so not surprisingly, visits one of the city’s many ham producers. The region is also the home of balsamic vinegar, and the Irish chef also sees parmesan cheese being made and tries his hand at making fresh pasta. The History of Comedy Sky Arts, 9pm
New series does exactly what it says in the title, beginning with look at how the world of comedy was such a male-dominated area for so many years.
Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears ITV, 8pm
Mears begins his new series in Western Australia, taking in the spectacular Ningaloo reef, and getting to dive with a whale shark. Nile Rod gers How To Make It In The Music Business BBC Four, 9pm
Episode two of the Chic guitarist’s clunkily-titled show has him talking about how the end of the disco era meant a hiatus for his band. Instead, he focused more on producing, and ended up creating hit albums for the likes of Diana Ross, David Bowie and Madonna. The Graham Norton Show BBC One, 10.35pm
Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell are on the show to discuss their film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, while Bryan Cranston talks about appearing in a London play. Niall Horan provides the music.
Charlotte Cargin and Rachel Allen on Frock Finders on RTE One on Tuesday.
Bobby Charlton’s 80th birthday is marked by the BBC tomorrow. The Man Utd legend is pictured here in 1968 with Nobby Stiles and George Best.
Al Porter and Tara Flynn team up for the new series of Blind Date on TV3 tomorrow. See p42.
Neven Maguire is in Parma on Thursday.