Friday 28 October 2016

Punchy soundtracks

tg4, 8pm

Presenter Daithi O Se meets well-known faces who reveal the soundtracks to their lives. Former professional boxer Bernard Dunne reminisces about the music he listened to while training and the songs that helped him win his wife's heart.

Tree hugging

ear to the ground

rte1, 8.30pm

Ella McSweeney visits a fir tree farm in Co Wicklow to discover how real Christmas trees are less carbon intensive than the artificial option, but hears how more and more people are shunning the living thing to save them the hassle of vacuuming pine needles and recycling. Plus, Helen Carroll investigates the controversy surrounding unpasteurised milk, and meets dairy farmer Owen Crawford who sells it raw from his shorthorn cows.

Hero to zero

churchill: when britain said no

bbc2, 9pm

A look at Winston Churchill's battle to be elected Prime Minister just weeks after VE Day. The war leader was confident of victory, but ended up being humiliated at the polls with the Conservative party almost annihilated. Surprising revelations from first-hand witnesses, including Max Hastings, Juliet Gardiner, Anthony Beevor and Dave Douglas, help to uncover whether Churchill's rejection was a mark of ingratitude, or the most mature decision ever made by a democracy.

Family fortunes

benefits street

channel 4, 9pm

The documentary series catches up with Maxwell as he fixes his front door after another police raid searching for drugs. The rebellious Kingston Road resident is determined not to return to jail and pleads his innocence. Meanwhile, Sue anxiously waits for her daughter Lisa to give birth, and mum-of-six Julie shares her thoughts on parenting as she celebrates her 53rd birthday at home with her family.

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