Person Of Interest (9.00pm RTÉ Two) stars presumed dead CIA man Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line) teaming up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes; Rio In Rio (10.35pm BBC One) sees ex-England and Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand reporting from Rio as the city resumes life after the World Cup, amidst recriminations after their own national humiliation in the game; The Secret Life of Your Clothes (9.00pm BBC Two) travels to Ghana to see large amount of money being made on charity goods.
Person Of Interest
9.00pm RTÉ Two
The new season begin with a double bill on RTÉ Two. Presumed-dead former CIA agent, John Reese (Jim Caviezel) teams up with mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes with high-tech surveillance and their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program, aka “The Machine,” that can identify people soon to be involved in violent crimes. Tapping into ubiquitous surveillance feeds throughout the city, the two work outside of the law, combining Reese’s black ops skills with Finch’s technological prowess and unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest, and stop the crime before it happens.
Rio In Rio
10.35pm BBC One
Now that it’s over, the former England and Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand wraps up his personal insight into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. At a time of major social and economic problems across Brazil, the country hadn’t fully welcomed the tournament. Who will benefit now that the show has left town? Not to speak of national humiliation and a crisis in Brazilian football following the team’s spectacular defeat against Germany. Picture shows the Christ the Redeemer statue which overlooks Rio.
The Secret Life of Your Clothes
9.00pm BBC Two
British citizens give thousands of tonnes of unwanted clothes to charity shops every year and most don’t ever reach the rail of the local charity shop, being exported to Africa instead. British cast-offs have created a multi-million pound industry as some of the world’s poorest people pay to buy them. Ade Adepitan follows the trail to Ghana, the biggest importer of UK cast-offs. One million pounds' worth of old clothes (euro equivalent, 1,260,000) arrive here every week from Britain. Ade meets the people who making a living from our old cast-offs, from wholesalers and markets traders, to the importers raking in a staggering £25,000 a day. But not everyone is profiting. With cheaply made western clothes flooding the market, the textile industry has been decimated. Ade visits the one of the last remaining cloth factories which is struggling. Meanwhile, Western outfits are replacing iconic West African prints and traditional garb. Ade travels to remote villages to find the locals wearing British high street brands such as Dorothy Perkins, Marks and Spencer and Next.