The Centre, a new Irish sit-com, follows the daily grind at St Bartholomew’s Community Centre and begins on RTÉ Two at 10.00pm; Cloch le Carn (7.30pm RTÉ ONE) pays tribute to legendary Dublin Football manager, Kevin Heffernan. Life And Death Row can be seen at 9pm on BBC Three and follows the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to jury members.
The Centre, 10.00pm, RTÉ Two
This new Irish sit-com follows the daily grind at St Bartholomew’s Community Centre on a grim local authority housing estate in Dublin. We meet The Centre staff in the six week run-up to the annual Fieldstown Community Week Programme with recently-appointed Centre Manager Teresa Mannion (Helen O’Brien) trying to marshall forces. Teresa’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of glamorous murder suspect, Amanda Menton (Yasmine Akram, pictured below). Also stars Norma Sheehan, Sue Collins, Gary Cooke, and Katherine Lynch.
Cloch le Carn – Kevin Heffernan, 7.30pm, RTÉ ONE
Cloch Le Carn pays tribute to legendary Dublin Football manager, Kevin Heffernan. As a player, he won an All-Ireland medal when Dublin beat Derry in the 1958 All Ireland Final. Such was his talent that he was selected for the Football Team of the Century, and later the Team of the Millennium. Heffo devoted his life to his club, St Vincent’s, with whom he won numerous County Championships. The programme contains tributes from friends, colleagues, opponents and fans from all over Ireland.
Life And Death Row, 9.00pm, BBC Three
This new series tells the story of capital punishment through the eyes of the young people whose lives have been shaped by it. Some young Britons want the UK to follow in America’s footsteps and reintroduce capital punishment. This second film follows the trial of 26 year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to the jury members charged with reaching a verdict on allegations that Heinze beat his father, and seven members of his family, to death. As the trial progresses, there is legal manoeuvring and a last-minute deal with defence attorneys to avoid a hung jury. Picture shows Ronald Parker, witness for the prosecution in the Heinze Trial.