SIX HIGHLIGHTS FOR WHAT EVER MOOD YOU’RE IN
If you want design... ROOM TO IMPROVE
Sunday, 9.30pm, RTÉ One
Architect Dermot Bannon’s latest series kicks off with Dún Laoghaire’s Andrew and Avril Wilson-Rankin (pictured). With €260,000, they attempt to transform a two-storey disused commercial lock-up into a dream house. But will it be less of a des res and more of a disaster? Features quantity surveyor Patricia Power.
If you want a quality drama-documentary... CHURCHILL
Sunday, 10.20pm, UTV
Subtitled 100 Days That Saved Britain, this draws upon letters, speeches and diaries to tell how, in May, June and July of 1940 – his first three months as prime minister – Winston Churchill gave hope to a war-weary nation. Starring Robert Hardy (right) and Jemma Redgrave.
If you want amazing air guitar skills... HEY, HO, LET’S GO
Monday, 10.30pm, RTÉ2
Dermot Whelan (centre) presents this new comedy music panel series. In episode one, singer-songwriter Tara Lee, rapper Neddy Arkins and funny men Gearóid Farrelly and Lloyd Griffith are joined by team captains John Colleary and Colin Murphy for tuneful teasers and gags about gigs.
If you want the Armada... AN LONG CHAILLTE
Wednesday, 9.30pm, TG4
When a diver discovered the hull of an ancient wreck off Rutland Island in north Donegal, it led to speculation it was one of the lost ships of the Spanish Armada. This documentary follows underwater archaeologists as they try to get to the truth. With Cork’s Frank Prendergast (right) as pirate Patrick Myagh.
If you want nature... ATTENBOROUGH’S PARADISE BIRDS
Thursday, 8pm, BBC2
David Attenborough has been ‘besotted’ by birds of paradise since he was a boy, describing them as the ‘most romantic and glamorous’ birds in the world. In this stunning one-off labour of love, he reveals the secrets of their evolution, and has a very close encounter with one fine specimen.
If you want to laugh... QI
Friday, 10pm, BBC2
Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and a host of celebrity guests feature in the first of a twopart round-up of the best bits of the most recent series, which took the letter L as its theme. Comedians Adam Hills and Tony Hawks were among those making their first appearances on the show – and winning. Quite impressive.