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

If you want a fore­cast… TV50: WEATHER PER­MIT­TING Sun­day, 6.30pm, RTÉ One

RTÉ and Met Éire­ann have been broad­cast­ing weather fore­casts for half a cen­tury. In this doc­u­men­tary, Ger­ald Flem­ing brings us be­hind the scenes of Met Éire­ann to see the day-to­day work of his col­leagues and looks at the changes in weather fore­cast­ing over the years.

If you want a dance spec­tac­u­lar... DANC­ING ON ICE GOES GOLD Sun­day, 8pm, UTV

In this one-off spe­cial, seven medal-win­ning Olympians com­pete to be crowned Danc­ing On Ice Goes Gold cham­pion. And we’re also promised per­for­mances by Torvill and Dean (right) and, for the first time in 12 years, Robin Cousins.

If you want power strug­gles... TV50: BAT­TLE STA­TION Mon­day, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

This fas­ci­nat­ing two-part doc­u­men­tary (the sec­ond part airs to­mor­row night), pre­sented by John Bow­man, ex­am­ines the his­toric re­la­tion­ship be­tween RTÉ and pow­er­ful in­sti­tu­tions in­clud­ing the Gov­ern­ment and the Catholic Church.


8.30PM, RTÉ ONE Rory Or­mond is up early and works late to en­sure that Dublin’s florists are pro­vided with fresh flow­ers from the Nether­lands ev­ery day. But at what cost to his fam­ily life? We also meet Wex­ford-based courier Jenny Barr who was ‘born to drive’, in tonight’s episode fo­cus­ing on de­liv­ery driv­ers and their rou­tines.

Turn Back Time: The Fam­ily

9PM, BBC1 In the last of the se­ries, the fam­i­lies must de­cide which was the golden decade for fam­ily life — but not be­fore sam­pling life in the 1970s, com­plete with power cuts, strikes, three-day weeks, ter­ri­ble clothes and big hair.


Jon Richard­son: A Lit­tle Bit OCD

10PM, CH4 Comedian Jon Richard­son is ob­ses­sive by na­ture, with a com­pul­sion to con­trol the world around him. In this doc­u­men­tary, he sets out to ex­plore ob­ses­sive-com­pul­sive dis­or­der or OCD – and to find out if he him­self suf­fers from the con­di­tion.

8.30PM, E4 The smart US subur­ban com­edy about an anx­ious fa­ther who wants to pro­tect his daugther con­tin­ues in fine form with an episode in which Tessa is ap­palled to find her­self at­tracted to her jock next-door neigh­bour, Ryan Shay.

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