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4 Men, 175 Ba­bies: Bri­tain’s Su­per Sperm Donors, C4, Tues­day, May 29, 10pm We meet four men who have col­lec­tively helped to con­ceive more than 175 ba­bies. They’ve done it by do­nat­ing their fresh sperm to women who con­tacted them on un­reg­u­lated sperm web­sites and Face­book groups. They give their sperm for free. In­stead pay­ment comes from the huge per­sonal af­fir­ma­tion de­rived from the abil­ity to prove the po­tency of their sperm, and also from be­ing able to ful­fil the dreams of dozens of women who could not have con­ceived with­out their help. To these men, do­nat­ing sperm sits some­where be­tween an ob­ses­sive hobby and ad­dic­tion. Once more with mean­ing, RTÉ One, Wed­nes­day, May 30, 9.35pm As Gay Byrne cel­e­brates 60 years in broad­cast­ing, we re­visit high­lights from one of the shows that es­tab­lished him as an Ir­ish broad­cast­ing leg­end: The Mean­ing of Life. Bloom, RTÉ One, Thurs­day, May 31, 5.10pm Áine Lawlor and Marty Mor­ris­sey are back in Phoenix Park to present the first of three live shows from open­ing day at Bloom, Ire­land’s largest gar­den­ing, food and fam­ily event. Catch the fi­nal of Su­per Gar­den at 7pm. Emma Mur­phy Fights Back, RTÉ 2, Thurs­day, May 31, 9.30pm Three years ago, 26-year-old Emma Mur­phy posted a video on­line, re­veal­ing that she was a vic­tim of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. In just a few months the video was viewed over 10m times. With eight out of 10 women not re­port­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, Emma be­lieves it is time to lift the lid on Ire­land’s shame­ful se­cret.

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