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RTÉ Ten's TV picks for Sunday August 10

1 of 1 Creedon on the myths and magic of the great Irish weather
Creedon on the myths and magic of the great Irish weather

John Creedon explores the ever-changing moods of the Irish weather on RTÉ One; the history of the game show is uncovered on UTV; and it's still grim up north in the second season of The Village on BBC One - here's our telly picks for tonight.

Creedon's Weather: Four Seasons in One Day, RTÉ One, 6.30pm

A timely start to John Creedon's beginner's guide to the Irish Weather. Depending where you are on our island home, it was either howling winds and rain this morning or sunny and breezy and then, by afternoon, the complete reverse. This new series features weather-related stories from the areas of science, folklore, farming, history and aviation and asks what we can learn about future weather patterns from Ireland’s flora and fauna. In tonight's opening episode, John travels to Florida to learn about the ‘engine room’ of Irish Weather - the Gulf Stream and, following the recent arrival of a Giant Loggerhead turtle in Irish waters, he witnesses these prehistoric creatures laying their eggs on a Florida Beach. Umbrella or shades? Better take both. 

Come on Down! The Game Show Story, UTV, 7.00pm

What? No Quicksilver of Murphy's Micro-Quiz M? This is a very British look at that stalwart of the TV schedule - the game show. Presented by Bradley Walsh, the four-part series features classic archive footage and charts the key moments in game show history. From Golden Shot, to Bullseye and from Mastermind to Who Wants to be a Millionaire, it's all here.

This used to be a thing 
 
The Village, BBC One, 9.00pm

You can keep your historically wonky Downton Abbey - here's the return of the best period drama on telly. The Village is more ambitious than the la-dee-dah travails of a bunch of frou-frou aristocrats in a big house. It aims to tell the story of the 20th century through one Peak District village. As the first season confirmed, it can be grim up north (might have something to do with the Great War, that) but as we enter the 1920s with this second season, we see the arrival of the Charleston, cocktails, and women drivers. Gadzooks! As some twittering clown might say down Downton way. 

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