Thursday 27 October 2016

Clean sweep

rte2, 9pm

THERE are more than six million people employed as domestic help in Britain in the form of cleaners - a job primarily done by the many immigrants arriving looking for work. With access to workers and their employers, this documentary lifts the lid on what the British public's cleaners really think about them, and also tells the story of an invisible class struggling to earn a living and make a life in the UK.

Magnificent Neven

neven MAGUIRE: HOME CHEF RTE1, 8.30pm Neven catches up with broadcaster Aine Lawlor at her allotment in Co Wicklow, where she grows most of her fruit and vegetables throughout the year, before he prepares dishes including rib-eye steak with chimichurri, and crispy chicken thighs with puy lentils.

Ten years a slave

OUR WORLD: KIDNAPPED FOR A DECADE bbc Four, 8.30pm BETWEEN 2002 and 2004, Ariel Castro kidnapped three young women and held them prisoner until one of them escaped in 2013. In this documentary, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus talk to Kirsty Wark about their harrowing ordeal at the hands of Castro, revealing how they and fellow victim Michelle Knight survived.

Cheesey does it

buabhaill AR NA BANTA TG4, 8.30pm

Documentary following North Cork farmer Johnny Lynch's attempts to raise buffalo and produce the first indigenous Irish mozzarella cheese.

Costa del crime

SUNTRAP BBC1, 11.45pm New series. Investigative reporter and master of disguise Woody has to go on the run from the security services after uncovering a plot that goes right to the heart of the British Establishment, seeking refuge with his former Fleet Street mentor Brutus on a Spanish island. When the wife of a pensions fraudster approaches Brutus to help find her husband's hidden millions, he enlists Woody's help. Comedy, starring Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh, with a guest appearance from Jack Dee.

Model Vogue Williams (right) investigates what it takes to get 600 points in the Leaving Cert exams, and decides to retake them to see if she can improve her original tally.

Along the way, she meets some students who achieved the maximum score, as well as people who never got a Leaving Cert and ended up successes, and spends time at a centre for exceptionally talented children to meet prodigies of the future.

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