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

If you want to see a jumbo jet stripped down... ENGI­NEER­ING GIANTS Sun­day, 8pm, BBC2

This lively new se­ries, fronted by en­gi­neer Rob Bell and comedian Tom Wrig­glesworth, un­cov­ers the in­ner work­ings of some truly huge ma­chines – be­gin­ning with a Boe­ing 747 get­ting a com­plete over­haul. The scale is truly amaz­ing.

If you want Scan­di­na­vian de­tec­tive drama... WAL­LAN­DER Sun­day, 9pm, BBC1

In the sec­ond of three new British-made Wal­lan­ders, the un­smil­ing de­tec­tive (Ken­neth Branagh) is drawn into a web of cor­rup­tion and lies af­ter the bod­ies of two eastern Euro­pean gang­sters are found, adrift on a raft. Why are the Lat­vian po­lice so keen to close down the case?

If you want his­tory... BRI­TAIN’S SE­CRET TREA­SURES Mon­day, 8pm, UTV

Bet­tany Hughes and Michael Buerk present this new, six-part se­ries – run­ning daily – that ex­am­ines 50 his­tor­i­cal ob­jects dis­cov­ered in re­cent years by or­di­nary peo­ple all over Bri­tain, and ex­plores the sto­ries that they tell. (Right: The Vale of York Hoard of Vik­ing sil­ver.)

Damhsa Down Un­der

10PM, TG4 The Aus­tralian Ir­ish dancers are pre­par­ing for the World Cham­pi­onships in Dublin. Two of them, Brent and Col­bee, have even de­cided to move abroad so they can ben­e­fit from train­ing with new teach­ers. But how will all this ben­e­fit them when the com­pe­ti­tion be­gins?

Twenty Twelve

10PM, BBC2 Hav­ing (lit­er­ally) shot him­self in the foot, the un­flap­pable, if use­less, Ian is mas­ter­mind­ing the Olympic prepa­ra­tions from his hospi­tal bed. Mean­while, the ri­valry be­tween Kay and Fiona reaches a new level with a hi­lar­i­ous, er, acorn-plant­ing cer­e­mony.

Lon­don Call­ing

10.35PM, RTÉ ONE Stu­dent Brian Gre­gan heads to the Euro­pean In­doors in Paris on tonight’s pro­gramme, hop­ing to make his mark on the in­ter­na­tional stage. But a med­i­cal drama threat­ens to spoil all his plans. And Camilla Speirs, one half of a mother-and-daugh­ter team, at­tempts to qual­ify for the Olympics’ eques­trian events.


10.35PM, BBC1 Ti­tled Glas­gow: The Grit And The Glamour, this film tells how a group of artists who met at Glas­gow School of Art in the 1990s went on to turn their city into a global cap­i­tal for mod­ern art, and to win a string of Turner Prizes.

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