Welcome to Rio (9.00pm BBC Two) is a new three-part series which explores life inside Rio’s favelas (shanty-towns) in light of the government campaign to wrest control from the drug gangs.
Later Live…with Jools Holland (11.50pm BBC Two) wraps the series with Canada's Arcade Fire, who perform tracks from their Reflektor album while Imelda May sings a number or two from her Tribal album. The Consumer Show (8.30pm RTÉ One) investigates the difficulties some customers of an online retailer have had getting refunds for undelivered Christmas presents.
Welcome to Rio, 9.00pm BBC Two
As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup, Welcome To Rio, a new three-part series, explores life inside Rio’s favelas (shanty-towns) in light of the government campaign to wrest control from the drug gangs. The first episode is filmed in one of the first favelas to be pacified, Cantagalo. Meet Rocky who works every day to support his family carrying fridges, ovens and televisions on his shoulders up Cantagalo’s labyrinth of secret staircases. His son Felipe is caught up in the battle between the police and drug traffickers for control of the hill. The film also follows resident Acme, a graffiti artist who lives with his family beside a football pitch where drug traffickers used to execute those who broke their rules. The shooting has stopped but the government has declared Acme’s house is unsafe. Now his house must be demolished. Picture below shows the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer which overlooks Rio.
Later Live…with Jools Holland, 11.50pm BBC Two
Joining Jools for the final episode of the series are Canada's Arcade Fire, who perform tracks from their Reflektor album. Imelda May returns to the show with a number or two from her Tribal album, which recently made the number three spot in the UK album charts. Making their Later debut are Glaswegian blues-punk trio The Amazing Snakeheads, with tracks from their debut LP, Amphetamine Ballads. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is another guest, as is Kwabs, one-time jazz student, who born in Ghana and raised in London. 54 years since The Shadows' chart debut with Apache, legendary guitarist Hank Marvin also joins Jools in the studio for a chat at the piano.
The Consumer Show, 8.30pm RTÉ One
Kathriona Devereux investigates the difficulties some customers of an online retailer have had getting refunds for undelivered Christmas presents. Tadhg Enright asks if parents are being taken for a ride by the boomerang generation, and three supermarket own-brand washing-up liquids are put through their paces at a Scout camp. Boomerang generation, just in case it’s a new usage to you, refers to young adults who “choose” to cohabitate with their parents after a brief period of living on their own, according to Wikipedia.