In Sports Life Stories on ITV, Didier Drogba talks about signing for Chelsea for a then-record £24 million. Living the Wildlife: Dragonflies and Bees, on RTÉ One, sees Colin returning to one of his favourite childhood haunts in the heartland of county Wicklow, It's the final heat in Masterchef Ireland, RTÉ One.
Sports Life Stories: Didier Drogba, 10.35pm ITV
“I think finals are there to be won, you know the feeling of losing a final is really bad," declares Didier Drogba in tonight’s episode. "I prefer to lose a semi-final, quarter-final because I know I will forget... But the feeling of losing a final stays here forever. Even if you win two, three, four, five it stays. You know, I’m too scared to lose, so I give everything to win.” The highly-skilled footballer talks about signing for Chelsea for a then-record £24 million. He also recalls winning the Champions League and his efforts to bring peace to his war-torn home country, the Ivory Coast. After moving to France as a youngster, he was inspired by the progress of his uncle Michel, a professional footballer in the French league. The programme features contributions from his former manager, José Mourinho.
Living the Wildlife: Dragonflies and Bees, 7.00pm RTÉ One
Returning to one of his favourite childhood haunts in the heartland of County Wicklow, Colin Stafford Johnson meets up with Angus Tynan who has spent the last fifteen years creating an extraordinary wildflower meadow and dragonfly pond in the corner of his garden. A beautiful summer’s day offers ideal conditions for spotting the delicate iridescent insects as they flutter about. Colin discovers the near imperceptible differences between 21 dazzling species, including the Common Blue and Azure Damselflies. Angus Tynan's wildflower meadow is pictured below.
Masterchef Ireland, 7.30pm RTÉ One
It’s the final heat in the kitchen and tonight’s six contestants complete the list of 24 amateur cooks chosen to face Nick and Dylan in the heats. In seven weeks time, only one will remain. Entering the kitchen are Nick, Sonya, Brian, Brenda, Niall and Stephanie with only two places left. Dishes range from plain home favorites to "molecular gastronomy."