Monday 24 October 2016

Staying in tonight? Here's the pick of what's on the box

Ruth Wilson as Alison and Dominic West as Noah in The Affair
Ruth Wilson as Alison and Dominic West as Noah in The Affair
Ripper Street

Things heat up in The Affair, youngsters get a sporting chance in a new series and the highs and lows of being a Villa fan

The Affair
Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Alison gets a surprise and unwelcome visit from her estranged mother Athena, while Noah struggles to deal with the behaviour of his daughter Whitney. Dominic West and Ruth Wilson  star.


Ripper Street
RTE1, 11.35pm

Ripper Street

A series of attacks on churches and synagogues leads Reid to believe someone is exploiting the fragile peace between Whitechapel’s religious communities. He seeks the help of Jewish mathematician Isaac Bloom, whose findings prove surprising when they take the inspector beyond orthodox beliefs and into the world of the occult. Meanwhile, Drake’s domestic happiness is disrupted by the arrival of a friend from Bella’s past, the charismatic scholar Gabriel Cain (Paul Kaye, Game of Thrones).


A Sporting Chance
RTE2, 9pm


New series. Documentary following an initiative to transform the lives of a group of young adults from Limerick through the power of sport, hoping that coaching them on the field will encourage them back into education.

Over 12 weeks the group take on a sports journalism programme by day and in the evenings they are coached by former Munster rugby stars in preparation for a prestigious international tag rugby competition in London.

In the first episode, former rugby player Liam Toland and former Irish rugby international Rosie Foley challenge a group of early school leavers to form a tag rugby time while undertaking a number of educational and life skill challenges.


High Class Call Girls
Channel 4, 11pm

Documentary exploring the lives of a pair of twentysomething high-class prostitutes, porn star Miss Emily B and privately educated Miss Cookie Jane. The duo, who share a flat together in Mayfair, charge thousands of pounds a night for sex.


Truly, Madly, Wembley
BBC3, 9pm

The trials, tears and tribulations of the Arsenal and Aston Villa fans as they watched their teams compete in the 2015 FA Cup final. This documentary captures all the highs and lows of being a football fan on the biggest day in the English football calendar.


Blue Bloods
RTE Two, 10pm

Danny and Baez are called in to investigate the murder of one of the poorer tenants of an upmarket building. Elsewhere, Frank has a disagreement with a detective friend of Gormley. Starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg.

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