SIX HIGHLIGHTS FOR WHAT
If you want hot frocks... THELMA’S GYPSY GIRLS Sunday, 9pm, Ch4
From the makers of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings comes a new series focusing on the woman who creates those jaw-dropping dresses, Thelma Madine. Her aim here is to train Traveller girls to work in her factory – but finding recruits is tough in a community where women seldom have jobs.
If you want hot rocks... VOLCANO LIVE Monday, 8pm, BBC2
Kate Humble and Iain Stewart host this four-day event from the summit crater of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, on Hawaii. Against this dramatic backdrop, they’ll present reports from around the world, including Kate’s visit to Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic volcano that caused air-traffic chaos in 2010.
If you want a fun history show.... CREEDON’S CITIES Monday, 9.35pm, RTÉ One
Following on from last year’s Retro Road Trip, John Creedon returns to our screens with this new series in which he explores the idiosyncrasies of Ireland’s cities. First up is Dublin, where John will be looking at the mix of cultures that have shaped the city we know today.
Turn Back Time
9PM, BBC1 The historical reality series reaches the 1940s, with Britain at war and the three families coping with life on the home front – and one of the men on the front line. The arrival of VE Day finds the families in disarray, and the Goldings preparing to leave the community.
Line Of Duty
9PM, BBC2 As this deliciously tense, compelling British thriller continues on its winding way, this third of five episodes sees Arnott’s determination to bring down Gates jeopardising his career, and the future of the anti-corruption unit. Just how far is he prepared to go to thwart the bent copper?
9.05PM, TG4 Blair and Louis find themselves in a power struggle with Louis’s relations as family and friends gather to celebrate Yom Kippur.
10PM, SKY ATLANTIC This hotly anticipated new drama, created by Aaron (The West Wing, The Social Network) Sorkin, promises to lift the lid on the frenetic world of US cable news coverage.
10.35PM, RTÉ ONE Cork native Orla Barry is a 22-year-old who was born without kneecaps or lower leg