Thursday 27 October 2016

Poll toppers

Channel 4, 10pm

Irish politics used to be dominated by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, but recently they have struggled to break 40pc in polls, with independent and smaller parties enjoying the support of more than a quarter of all voters.

In this documentary, Pat Leahy examines the potential role of independent TDs in the Dáil after the next general election, with many coming together to form alliances and even new parties, and examines the reason behind their rise in popularity.

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the opening day's tennis, as this year's championships get under way in the men's and ladies' singles.

The third Grand Slam event of the year on the hallowed grass courts is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar, and the players this year have enjoyed an extra week of preparation as the tournament has been moved to incorporate a longer gap between it and the French Open.

The world was outraged in April 2014 when it emerged that Boko Haram militants had kidnapped 276 girls from a school in the Nigerian town of Chibok, but more than a year later, most of them are still missing.

Tulip Mazumdar tracks down women and girls who have escaped from the jihadists, revealing how some have become deeply radicalised and joined the militant group.

Dan volunteers to look after his pupil Dennis for the weekend after the boy receives sad news about his family, though he is primarily motivated with impressing Miss Lipsey.

The lad is subjected to reliving the childhood years of Jo, Brian and Dan by way of a bike trip, and a game of knock down ginger. School comedy, starring Greg Davies.

The battle between good and evil rages on in the first season finale.

As Gotham City's gang war reaches its boiling point, Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, right) goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to restake her claim on the city.

Meanwhile, Bruce searches Wayne Manor for any hints that his father might have left behind.

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