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1 of 1 Taboo smartphone relationships are explored on Channel 4. All three cases in question led to the conviction of teachers
Taboo smartphone relationships are explored on Channel 4. All three cases in question led to the conviction of teachers

Cutting Edge: Sexting Teacher (10.00pm Channel 4) investigates three cases, including guitar-playing maths teacher Jeremy Forrest who ran away to France with a 15-year-old pupil. He is currently serving a prison sentence. Fíorscéal: Sweet Dreams (10.25pm TG4) profiles a resourceful woman who is picking up the pieces in Rwanda; How China Fooled the World (9.00pm BBC Two) sees Robert Peston investigates the reality of the so-called China success story.

Cutting Edge: Sexting Teacher, 10.00pm Channel 4

Sexting Teacher carefully tells the stories of three teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media and smartphones, starting with a dramatic reconstruction of the most recent case to hit the headlines. Guitar-playing maths teacher Jeremy Forrest ran away to France with a 15-year-old pupil. He is currently serving a prison sentence. All three cases led to the conviction of the teacher and had a tumultuous effect on the lives of those involved. The stories highlight how technology is enabling a worrying trend of relationships between teachers and their underage pupils and gives a new level of insight into the dangers for the girls involved. Names have been changed in the programme.

Fíorscéal: Sweet Dreams, 10.25pm TG4

In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide when close to a million minority Tutsis were killed. The country has made great strides in economic recovery since that catastrophic time, but "people are not like roads and buildings" as Kiki Katese, one of the contributors to this fascinating documentary explains. In Sweet Dreams, Kiki decides to start Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, to help build new relationships. It is also proposed that the drumming will help to heal the wounds of the past, although obviously the struggle to provide for families doesn’t get any easier. Kiki has also decided to open Rwanda's first and only ice cream shop (hence no doubt the title). TG4 have magnificent documentaries, and most are to be found in the Fíorscéal series.

How China Fooled the World, 9.00pm BBC Two

Robert Peston (pictured below) travels to China to investigate how this mighty economic giant could actually be in serious trouble. China is now the second largest economy in the world and for the last 30 years its economy has been growing at an astonishing rate. While Britain has been in the grip of the worst recession in a generation, China’s economic miracle has wowed the world. Peston reveals that China's economic miracle is over, and examines the likelihood of a fully-fledged financial catastrophe.

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