Friday 18 January 2019


The Road To Rehab

RTE1, 10.20pm Hugh Butler's life changed completely when the then 19-year-old business student (below) was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour. The deadly growth was removed, but the fight to achieve some sort of normal life had only begun.

The story of Ayeisha Grogan, who had much of her skull removed after a horrific road accident, is equally heartbreaking, in this insight into the much-praised National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire.


The Twins Of The Twin Towers

BBC1, 10.35pm The 9/11 attacks claimed the lives of 2,606 people but only 293 bodies were ever recovered. This is an emotionally charged report on the stories of some of the 46 twins caught up in the Manhattan nightmare, and their searing sense of loss.



Channel 4, 10pm Mimi is up for the chase as she stalks her latest potential male conquest -- but will jogger Neil run a mile? He's not sure what to make of her advances, but is happy to settle for a bit of no-strings-attached fun. That should suit Mimi just fine, but Karen is quick to step in with her concerns.


Adopting Abroad: Saira's Story

BBC2, 9pm Former Apprentice hopeful Saira Khan and her partner are on a mission to adopt an abandoned baby girl from an orphanage in Pakistan -- but a mountain of red tape threatens to wreck their dreams.

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