Tuesday 16 January 2018

Our great little county skewered

irish pictorial weekly

Barry Murphy, John Colleary and a host of others cast a jaundiced eye over the country's political and media culture in the satirical sketch show.

Lifting the lid on a military disaster gallipoli: when murdoch went to war sat, bbc2, 8.30pm Docu-drama telling the story behind the 'Gallipoli Letter', which was written in September 1915 by Australian journalist Keith Murdoch for the prime ministers of Australia and Great Britain, and exposed the harsh realities of the First World War campaign in the Turkish peninsula. The film examines how the ambitious reporter became embroiled in a scheme to evade the military censor and explores the political struggle that ensued. Celebs sing Kate's praises the kate bush story: running up that hill sat, bbc4, 10.55pm Documentary exploring the singer-songwriter's career and music from her 1978 debut single Wuthering Heights to her 2011 album 50 Words for Snow with testimony from collaborators, fellow artists inspired by her work and fans. Featuring David Gilmour, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Stephen Fry, Last chance for some Cornish beef poldark sun, bbc1, 9pm Viewers will bid a reluctant farewell to Aidan Turner's rippling torso in the final episode of the series. Ross (Turner) is forced to fold the Cornish smelting company when he can no longer compete against George, who celebrates by buying a new ship. However, when the vessel is wrecked, Ross gets revenge by rallying the locals to plunder its contents. It's the final countdown the voice of ireland sun, rte1, 6.30pm Kathryn Thomas presents the live final of the singing competition as the final four acts are joined by a special guest to perform before the top three singers are voted through to their second performance. After this, one act will be crowned as the winner and will be awarded a recording contract. Last in the series. Hidden treasure antiques roadshow sun, bbc1, 8pm Fiona Bruce and the experts head to Lowther Castle in Cumbria where iitems include some Action Men, a child-sized car form the 1930s and a ring containing a gem that may or may not be worth a fortune.

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