PICK OF THE DAY
Foxcatcher RTÉ2, 9pm
Excellent drama based on a true story about multi-millionaire John du Pont and his financing of the US Olympic wrestling team. Steve Carell plays the eccentric benefactor, while the cast also includes Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
The Abbey: A Riot of Their Own RTÉ One, 10.15pm
Documentary on Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, the Scottish duo who took over as joint artistic directors of the Abbey Theatre in 2016. We see such productions as Jimmy’s Hall taking shape, and also witness aspects of the tough task of trying to keep the theatre relevant in the face of falling budgets and audiences.