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If you want to see the Irish living in Oz… PADDIES DOWN UNDER Tuesday, 10pm, TV3
In this new series, TV3 follows some of the young people who have left home to make a better life for them in Australia. The first episode comes from Sydney, home to a thriving Irish community who work hard and play hard.
If you want quality detective drama... LEWIS Wednesday, 8pm, UTV
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox (right, with guest star Celia Imrie) return as Lewis and Hathaway in the first of four new episodes of the Morse sequel. The plot is as mad as ever, but the production values, locations and starry cast make it all irresistibly watchable.
If you want an exotic take on Shakespeare... FELICITY KENDAL’S… Wednesday, 9pm, BBC2
Her Indian Shakespeare Quest takes Felicity Kendal (right) back to the land of her childhood, where she recalls her early days, meets old friends, and discovers the extraordinary grip that Shakespeare still has on the Indian imagination.
9PM, CH4 This week’s typically inspiring show seeks out people with an unsuspected talent for opera singing – and, separately, a natural ability to find their way around without map or compass. In both cases, the talent is very well hidden – but real. .
9.55PM, RTÉ TWO Trip (Scott Bakula), who is Bree’s attorney, learns about her previous drunken sexual sprees and tell her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case, while Susan tries to help MJ build a car for a school soapbox derby.
8PM, BBC2 In the last of the series, perky historian Lucy Worsley and suave antiques expert Mark Hill examine objects associated with ceremonies, from weddings to the opening of the Great Exhibition and the 1948 London Olympics.
8PM, CH4 Why is it that we Brits are getting fatter? In this new series, people who are mystified by their weight gain are monitored round the clock, and shown what they actually eat – a very different matter from what they think they eat.
Two Greedy Italians: Still Hungry
8PM, BBC2 The last leg of Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio’s tour takes them from rural Lazio to sophisticated Rome, pondering the changing identity of the Italian male – but mostly cooking, eating, bickering and having fun.
The Great Euro Crash With Robert Peston
9PM, BBC2 The BBC’S business editor gives us a sobering account of the state of the Euro. Despite a mind-boggling trillion-euro cash injection, it seems Europe’s economy remains on the brink.
The Hoarder Next Door
9PM, CH4 In this third instalment (of four), bronzed psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses helps a mum from Blackburn who can’t let go of her brood’s childhood toys and clothes, and a Somerset family whose kitchen is too cluttered to cook in.
12.20AM, BBC2 The consistently funny (and sweary) sitcom reaches the fifth of six episodes, and Simon – to Tanya’s delight – is back, briefly, on TV, being interviewed about his play. Perhaps he should be more careful what he says…
The New Irish: After The Bust
7.30PM, RTÉ ONE This final episode in the series comes from Gort in Co Galway, which was home to almost 2,000 Brazilians just five years ago. That figure has now halved and many of those left
8.50PM, BBC ONE When a high school roof collapses Tom is reunited with a troubled teenage girl, whom he has previously recommended for counselling. However, the girl’s jealous boyfriend claims she doesn’t want Tom treating her, so Jordan pulls him off the case for his own safety. Suspicions aroused, Tom refuses to follow orders. Can he get to the bottom of the boy’s scheming behaviour? Meanwhile Linda thinks that she’s making progress with Joe and Britney.
The Saturday Night Show
9.45PM, RTÉ ONE Journalist and broadcaster Brendan O’connor presents the entertainment show, joined each week by a panel of celebrity guests to provide a lively mix of chat, comedy and music.