Ireland’s Ocean: Life In The Shallows (6.30pm, RTÉ One) was filmed during the late winter of 2013, when the largest ocean storms on the planet hit our West coast. In The Sunday Game Live (1.30pm, RTÉ Two), it's the Munster Senior Football Final as Cork and Kerry meet. Then it’s Dublin v either Galway or Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final. A 90-minute one off-drama from Jimmy McGovern is the matter of Common (9.00pm BBC 1) which hinges around a murder trial.
Ireland’s Ocean: Life In The Shallows
6.30pm, RTÉ One
The shallow seas around Ireland are some of the most fertile on Earth. Storms churn up nutrients from the sea floor which combine with sunlight to create a fertile and abundant ecosystem. Tonight’s episode was filmed during the late winter of 2013, when the largest ocean storms on the planet hit our West coast. Included also is footage of thousands of breeding jellyfish off the Kerry coast. Picture shows the Breeding Moon Jellyfish, found off our Atlantic coast.
The Sunday Game Live
1.30pm, RTÉ Two
Michael Lyster presents a live double bill. First up is the Munster Senior Football Final as old enemies Cork and Kerry meet in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork. Commentary from Ger Canning and Martin Carney, throw-in 2.00pm. Then it’s Dublin v either Galway or Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final from Croke Park. Commentary from Marty Morrissey and Michael Duignan, throw-in 4.00pm. Later on The Sunday Game, (9.30pm, RTÉ Two) Des Cahill and guests take a look back at all the weekend’s action including this afternoon’s Munster Senior Football Final and Leinster Senior Hurling Final.
9.00pm BBC One
There is much anticipation about this 90-minute one off-drama set in the north west of England from the pen of acclaimed writer, Jimmy McGovern. Seventeen-year-old Johnjo O’Shea gives his cousin Tony and his friends a lift. They tell him they are going to buy pizza, but they are in in fact going to ‘have a word’ with a local loudmouth. As Johnjo waits in the car, one of their number, Kieran, takes offence with an innocent bystander who is fatally stabbed. Under the UK’s Joint Enterprise law, the police want everyone possible to be tried for murder, including the innocent Johnjo. He and his family find that not being directly present at the murder scene is no defence. See also Monday night’s documentary, Guilty by Association on the same channel. The film investigates the Joint Enterprise Law as it operates in the UK.