On the box
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.