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Drown­ing in Plas­tic, BBC One, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 8.30pm Wildlife bi­ol­o­gist Liz Bon­nin vis­its some of the world’s lead­ing ma­rine bi­ol­o­gists and cam­paign­ers to dis­cover the true dan­gers of plas­tic in our oceans and what it means for the fu­ture of all life on our planet, in­clud­ing us. The Su­per­vet, Chan­nel 4, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 3, 8pm Her­mes, a tor­toise, has only one good leg. Can Pro­fes­sor Noel Fitz­patrick pro­vide Her­mes with three pros­thetic feet, us­ing tiny ti­ta­nium im­plants? And is it the right thing to do? This Crowded House, RTÉ2, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 3, 9.30pm Bren­dan Court­ney is back ex­plor­ing the not-so-un­usual phe­nom­e­non of adults in their 20s and 30s liv­ing at home with their par­ents. In this new se­ries, we fol­low the jour­ney of 12 Ir­ish fam­i­lies as their adult chil­dren try to fig­ure out how to move out and move on with their lives in the midst of a prop­erty cri­sis. The Ro­tunda, RTÉ2, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4, 9.30pm Pol­ish cou­ple Ju­lia and Krys­tian ar­rive in the de­liv­ery suite ex­pect­ing their first child that they be­lieve is al­ready in con­tention for the world’s long­est labour. Liv­ing With Lyme Dis­ease, RTÉ One, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4, 10.15pm A doc­u­men­tary about peo­ple af­fected by lyme dis­ease in Ire­land which can be trans­mit­ted by a bite of a tick. We also hear about the need to build aware­ness around the dis­ease which can af­fect every­one from small chil­dren run­ning in a field with tall grass to wildlife war­dens, campers, zo­ol­o­gists and bi­ol­o­gists, to peo­ple work­ing in the wild and even strolling in the park.

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