Sunday 17 December 2017

a five-star insight

rte1, 8.30pm

Documentary following the inner workings of the renowned five-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. The 190-year-old business offers a look at what it takes to cater for some of the world's most demanding clientele and uphold the 
institution's exacting standards. In the first 
episode, employees receive training in etiquette and grooming, a celebrity arrives and the 
kitchen staff prepare a fine-dining banquet 
for 120 food experts.

Taking to the waves

Harbour lives

UTV, 8.30pm

Ben Fogle returns to Britain's biggest natural harbour, Poole, exploring all aspects of the place where he grew up. In the first episode of a new season, he joins a former lawyer on an early-morning hunt for lobsters and finds out why he swapped a high-flying city job and a six-figure salary for a life at sea. A local astrophotographer then takes Ben to one of Dorset's most iconic landmarks - ­Durdle Door - to attempt to capture the natural limestone arch in complete darkness.

Setting the agenda

The honourable woman

bbc2, 9pm

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein in this gripping political thriller about a woman who witnessed her father's assassination by the 
Palestinian Liberation Organisation, and later goes on to play a key role in the Middle East peace process. In this episode, Nessa's 
security adviser Nathaniel Bloom follows 
a lead he believes will help him uncover the names of Kasim's kidnappers, while Ephra 
discovers the true identity of the abducted boy's father.

The hitman and her

The good wife

rte1, 11.20pm

Alicia represents an immigrant who must 
testify against a member of a drug cartel or 
face deportation to Mexico, where there is a contract out on his life. Marilyn worries when Eli's attempts to rekindle his romance with 
lobbyist Natalie Flores begins to affect his 
professional decisions. Meanwhile, Robyn 
tries to be tough and indispensable, and 
Florrick & Agos moves into new offices. 
Legal drama, starring Julianna Margulies and Matt Czuchry.

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