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

If you want Sean Bean as you’ve never seen him... AC­CUSED Tues­day, 9pm, BBC1

A new run of stand-alone Jimmy McGovern dra­mas be­gins with a some­what un­likely tale about an English teacher (Sean Bean, far right) lead­ing a transvestite dou­ble life. He ends up as ‘ the ac­cused’ af­ter be­ing be­friended by nice guy Tony (Stephen Gra­ham, near right)…

If you want a fas­ci­nat­ing fam­ily story... WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Wed­nes­day, 9pm, BBC1

Ac­tress Sa­man­tha Womack (née Janus) sets out to dis­cover her fam­ily his­tory – of which she knows very lit­tle – in the first of a new se­ries. What un­folds is a grip­ping tale, full of twists and turns, that takes her all the way to New York.

If you want heart­warm­ing drama... THE BEST OF MEN Thurs­day, 9pm, BBC2

Eddie Marsan (right) gives a ter­rific per­for­mance as Dr Lud­wig Guttmann, the pi­o­neer­ing neu­rol­o­gist who trans­formed the lives of spinal in­juries pa­tients at Stoke Man­dev­ille Hospi­tal. The legacy of his work lives on in the shape of the Par­a­lympic Games. team are called in to in­ves­ti­gate the dis­ap­pear­ance of a house, which has been com­pletely stolen off its foun­da­tions.

Death Camp Tre­blinka: Sur­vivor Sto­ries

9PM, BBC4 This ex­tra­or­di­nary, mov­ing doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the only two liv­ing sur­vivors of the Tre­blinka death camp in Poland, where 800,000 were sys­tem­at­i­cally killed. Against in­cred­i­ble odds, these two men fought their way out to pur­sue vengeance and jus­tice.

24 Hours In A&E

9PM, CH4 The last in this emo­tion­ally in­volv­ing se­ries fo­cuses on pa­tients ar­riv­ing at King’s dur­ing

An Samhradh Linn

8.30PM, TG4 Síle Ní Bhraonáin con­tin­ues her tour of Ire­land with a visit to Co Waterford, where she en­joys some mu­sic in Dun­gar­van and checks out sean-nós danc­ing in Coláiste na Rinne.

2 Broke Girls

9PM, RTÉ TWO Max and Caro­line leave the diner to at­tend a swanky fash­ion gala where TV star and me­dia mag­nate Martha Ste­wart is a guest, in a bid to get her to try one of their cup­cakes.

The Good Wife

9.25PM, RTÉ TWO The soapy le­gal drama star­ring Ju­lianna Mar­gulies con­tin­ues, with Ali­cia fac­ing Louis Can­ning in the court­room, but re­al­is­ing she may have a rea­son to join his firm.

Jen­nifer Saun­ders: Back In The Sad­dle

9PM, UTV The first of an en­joy­able two-parter in which Jen­nifer Saun­ders cel­e­brates all things horsey, re­vives her girl­hood pas­sion for showjump­ing, and gets into train­ing to tackle the jumps at Bad­minton. She also chats to Princess Anne.

Neigh­bour­hood Watched

10.35PM, BBC1 A new run of the mostly de­press­ing ob­ser­va­tional doc­u­men­tary se­ries that fol­lows the work of so­cial hous­ing of­fi­cers and ten­ants in Manch­ester. Tonight: com­plaints about noise, a com­mon cause of fric­tion. 9.35PM, RTÉ TWO A dou­ble-bill of the zom­bie drama kicks off with Rick and Shane leav­ing Her­shel’s farm in or­der to find a safe place to leave the out­sider Ran­dall. In the sec­ond episode, Daryl in­ter­ro­gates Ran­dall and dis­cov­ers dis­turb­ing in­for­ma­tion about his group.


11.20PM, RTÉ TWO Becca has to avoid be­ing taken into cus­tody this evening, while she at­tempts a dan­ger­ous new tac­tic to try to get Michael back.

The Proms

8PM, BBC2 There’s mu­sic and artists from the Americas in tonight’s concert from the Royal Al­bert Hall. Dvorák’s The New World opens pro­ceed­ings, and in the sec­ond half, Co­p­land’s Fan­fare For The Com­mon Man is cou­pled with Joan Tower’s Fan­fare For The Un­com­mon Woman.

The X Fac­tor

TV3/UTV Get ready for hype, bad hair­cuts and re­ally bad singing, as the X Fac­tor cranks up for an­other se­ries. Ni­cole Scherzinger is the new­comer to the judg­ing panel this year, join­ing Louis Walsh, Gary Bar­low and Tulisa Con­tostav­los.


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