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Friday 15 December 2017

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

Chris O’Dowd and Chris Rawle in Moone Boy.
Chris O’Dowd and Chris Rawle in Moone Boy.

The brilliant Moone Boy, Glondar and a rather expensive hotel are among the picks this evening

Moone Boy

Sky One, 9pm

After last week's fine opener, the brilliant and bemusing comedy continues. This week, things get tricky for Martin this week. Sick of being caught between two warring parents, Padraic goes on the run with Martin. Crunchie Haystacks is also struggling to cope.

 

Gliondar

RTE1, 7.30pm

Documentary about members of the Muskerry Vintage Club in west Cork, and their love of classic cars as they spend hours working on their prized possessions. The programme focuses on married couple Danny and Maura Cronin from Cork, who believe the key to their happy relationship is their shared love of the automobiles. Presented by Padraig O’Driscoll.

 

The Billion Pound Hotel

Channel 4, 9pm

Shaped like a giant sail and standing more than 1,000ft tall, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai cost an estimated £1 billion (€1.4bn) to build, and has been dubbed the world’s most luxurious hotel. Guests paying anything up to €13,785 a night expect only the highest of standards, so what does it take for the staff to satisfy these demanding customers? This programme follows the stories of a variety of visitors, from the King of Uganda to a firefighter who has saved up months of wages.

Get the Goat Man

 

Gotham

RTE 2, 9pm

Bullock fears a copycat may be on the loose when the eldest daughter of a prominent Gotham family is murdered and her body left on an altar. The case matches the methods of a serial killer known as Goat Man, who targeted the offspring of wealthy citizens before Bullock shot him dead 10 years previously. Meanwhile, Montoya and Allen follow up the apparent killing of Oswald Cobblepot by canvassing people down on the waterfront, and a homeless man identifies Gordon as the culprit. Crime drama, starring Donal Logue.

 

The Battle for Rural Ireland

RTE1, 9.35pm

Journalist Richard Curran travels around the country in an attempt to find out how rural Ireland is tackling the huge challenges it currently faces, including emigration, depopulation and a radically changing jobs market. As some communities battle for their survival, Curran looks at what is going on.

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