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

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.

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