The Sunday Game Live (1.15pm, on RTÉ Two) features the All- Ireland Senior Football semi-final between Mayo and Tyrone. (The Senior game is preceded by the minor semi-final between Mayo and Monaghan.) Brenda Blethyn plays Detective Inspector Vera on ITV, 8.00pm and Flamenco: Gypsy Soul (9.00pm BBC Four) features fiery performances from top Flamenco performers in their homes.
The Sunday Game Live
1.15pm, RTÉ Two
Michael Lyster is joined by Colm O’Rourke, Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane for live coverage from Croke Park of the All Ireland Senior Football semi-final between Mayo and Tyrone. The Senior game is preceded by the minor semi-final between Mayo and Monaghan.
In The Sunday Game at 9.30pm on RTÉ Two, Des Cahill is joined by Ciaran Whelan and Kevin McStay for a look back at the Football semi-final. That's RTÉ's GAA team below, as the season began, with lots to look forward to.
Inspired by the best selling books by crime writer Ann Cleeves, the Oscar nominated Brenda Blethyn reprises her lead role as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope alongside David Leon, as Vera’s trusty sidekick detective sergeant Joe Ashworth. Tonight, Vera Stanhope investigates the brutal murder of young physiotherapist, Lizzie Faulkner (Eva Quinn), gunned down at a luxury country retreat. For D.S Joe Ashworth (David Leon), the case brings him face to face with a part of his past he would rather forget. Local man, Robert Doran (Richard Riddell), was in the area shooting badgers at the time but denies any part in the killing, despite having a connection to Lizzie. And, if you want more crime drama, of a darker, more spooky sort, check out What Remains which follows Vera on BBC One at 9.00pm.
Flamenco: Gypsy Soul
9.00pm BBC Four
This exciting, hour-long documentary travels to the source to find how a music that was once looked down on by Spanish society as the music of impoverished gypsies became synonymous with the image of Spain itself. Presenter Elizabeth Kinder is welcomed into a world of Flamenco by professional artists, gypsy housewives, dance students and activists to discover a world where Flamenco is not just a part of life, but a way of life.