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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.