Top 7 Shows of the week
Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday, RTÉ One
Funnyman Pat Shortt shakes his family tree and finds out about the secret work his grand-uncle did during the Blitz as well as uncovering a land dispute that led to a murder mystery.
Say Yes to the Dress, Monday, RTÉ 2 Peter Kelly, aka Franc, together with a team of bridal consultants, are back to impose marital law in a new season in which each of the three brides are running out of time to find their dream dresses. Can Franc deliver? Vogue: My Sponsored Life, Wednesday, RTÉ 2
Vogue Williams travels to Los Angeles to meet some top social influencers, a career that didn’t exist five years ago. She discovers the earning potential of the influencers.
Grand Designs, Wednesday, Channel 4 Kevin McCloud returns for a new season of the show that follows people building their dream home. First up, a Spanish architect and his wife embark on an epic mission to convert a historical folly into a family home.
Leaving Again, Thursday, RTÉ One Ten years after his Leaving Certi cate exams, Stephen Byrne went back to the chalk face to re-sit the whole shebang. It was one of the most eventful years of his life, the year when he came out and the year he also joined RTÉ.
Féile: An Turas Go Tipp, Friday, RTÉ One Long before the Electric Picnic, there was the Trip to Tipp, an epic festival in which Thurles was invaded by hordes of revellers out to have a memory-making time. A reboot takes place at Semple Stadium on Sept 22. Ancient Invisible Cities: Istanbul, Friday BBC Two Historian Michael Scott takes us on a journey to uncover the treasures of Istanbul. Layer upon layer of history is here, from the Greeks and Romans to the Ottomans and Scott uses new technology to uncover them.