The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - SEVEN DAYS -

If you want lots of cute an­i­mals... AN­I­MAL CLINIC Thurs­day, 7pm, RTÉ One

The good peo­ple of Dublin’s So­ci­ety for the Preven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals are back for an­other se­ries. In this open­ing episode, Lisa Kemp (right) has to call in the fire brigade when a cat gets stuck up a tree, and Span­ish vet Natalia has to hand-feed two seag­ull chicks.

If you want a grand flower show... HAMP­TON COURT FLOWER SHOW Thurs­day, 9pm, BBC2

The hor­ti­cul­tural ex­trav­a­ganza at Hamp­ton Court Palace is al­ways a treat for the eyes. Here, Monty Don, Ann-Marie Powell, Joe Swift, Rachel de Thame and Alys Fowler ex­plore what’s on show – and there’s more on Fri­day at the same time.

If you want a ter­rific com­edy fi­nale... EPISODES Fri­day, 10pm, BBC2

In the last episode of this sec­ond se­ries, events build rapidly to a hi­lar­i­ous, far­ci­cal cli­max at the awards cer­e­mony for Man of the Year, Merc. With all the sim­mer­ing plot­lines boil­ing over at once, will Bev and Sean fi­nally get back to­gether? That would be telling.

Imag­ine: Paul Si­mon’s Grace­land

10.35PM, BBC1 This lat­est in BBC’s arts doc­u­men­tary strand fol­lows singer Paul Si­mon’s re­turn to South Africa, 25 years af­ter he con­tro­ver­sially made his African-flavoured al­bum Grace­land there, breaking a UN-backed cul­tural boy­cott. Some ap­pre­ci­ate his high­light­ing of South African cul­ture, oth­ers are not so wel­com­ing.

Silent Wit­ness

11.05PM, RTÉ ONE The sec­ond in­stal­ment of this two-part episode sees Nikki link­ing Cats’ phone to the Lock­fords, and an ex-sol­dier picked up near the de­ceased’s flat claims there was a coverup sur­round­ing Danny’s death in Afghanistan.

Dublin Air­port: Life Sto­ries

8PM, TV3 A woman who is wait­ing for her mother to meet her grand­child for the very first time and a group of friends who have de­cided to leave Ire­land for a bet­ter fu­ture abroad are among those fea­tured in tonight’s show.

Sav­ing Me­gan – A Tem­ple Street Spe­cial

9PM, TV3 Me­gan O’Ma­hony wasn’t ex­pected to live for more than a few days when she was born, but she dis­played a fight­ing spirit that in­spired the doc­tors in Tem­ple Street. In this doc­u­men­tary,

An Samhradh Linn

8.30PM, TG4 Síle Ní Bhraonáin is back to bring us all the mu­sic, food and events tak­ing place in Ire­land dur­ing the sum­mer. Dur­ing the se­ries, she’ll be hear­ing some of the coun­try’s finest mu­si­cians and meet­ing stu­dents at­tend­ing Ir­ish col­lege.

Let’s Get Gold

9PM, UTV This new three-part se­ries, hosted by Ver­non Kay, sees am­a­teur sports teams from across Bri­tain vy­ing to im­press a panel of judges –

Volvo Ocean Race Beo

12.45PM, TG4 Live cov­er­age of the in-port race from Gal­way, the fin­ish­ing line of this year’s round-the­world race. Or­gan­is­ers will be hop­ing this year’s event is as suc­cess­ful as the 2009 stopover, which thou­sands at­tended.


8PM, UTV Philip and Con­nor open up an anom­aly in the ARC, which leads to a place far in the fu­ture. Philip is de­lighted with his cre­ation, un­til a swarm of bee­tles de­scends into the present.

7.30PM, UTV


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