PICK OF THE DAY

Irish Examiner - Weekend - - TV & Film - Des O’Driscoll

Fox­catcher RTÉ2, 9pm

Ex­cel­lent drama based on a true story about multi-mil­lion­aire John du Pont and his fi­nanc­ing of the US Olympic wrestling team. Steve Carell plays the ec­cen­tric bene­fac­tor, while the cast also in­cludes Chan­ning Tatum and Mark Ruf­falo.

The Abbey: A Riot of Their Own RTÉ One, 10.15pm

Doc­u­men­tary on Gra­ham McLaren and Neil Mur­ray, the Scot­tish duo who took over as joint artis­tic di­rec­tors of the Abbey The­atre in 2016. We see such pro­duc­tions as Jimmy’s Hall tak­ing shape, and also wit­ness as­pects of the tough task of try­ing to keep the the­atre rel­e­vant in the face of fall­ing bud­gets and au­di­ences.

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