What to watch on RTÉ Player this week? The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week including Ryan Tubridy's interview with Hilary Clinton.
Find out what happened when Ryan met Hillary. In an Irish television exclusive, Hillary Clinton was interviewed on The Late Late Show on Friday night. Leaving the country, for only the second time in 30 years (following the Bruce Springsteen special in November 2016), The Late Late Show travelled to Chappaqua, upstate New York to interview the former US Secretary of State near her home.
In the wide-ranging interview, Secretary Clinton talks about the extraordinary sequence of events that led to her losing the US presidency to businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump. She told Ryan: "I would have been really unhappy if I had lost to a normal Republican. But to lose to someone who I believed profoundly was not ready for the job, was temperamentally unqualified for the job, was such a burden.
I just thought 'I’ve just let everybody down, I’ve let my country down, I’ve let the world down. How did this happen?'
She also speaks about the danger that Trump presents to the world as well as the Clinton’s strong ties with Ireland and the double standard applied to women in politics. Watch the full interview now on RTÉ Player.
RTÉ One’s brand new drama, Acceptable Risk arrived on our screens last week and it did not disappoint. Lee Manning was a top executive for global company Gumbiner-Fischer, well-loved husband to Sarah Manning and a wonderful step-dad to her children. So why was he shot in the head and dumped in the middle of Montreal while on a business trip?
The first episode of this contemporary six-part thriller played out in Dublin and Montreal is available to watch now on RTÉ Player.
What Not to Miss?
The search for Ireland's best amateur painter is back with host Pauline McLynn and judges Una Sealy and Gabhann Dunne putting seven new artists to the test. Series 2 of Painting the Nation begins with a special introducing the seven amateur painters who will compete to have their painting hang in the State Art Collection.
In episode one, we meet the seven artists hailing from Dublin to Galway, Cork to Clare as they take on three challenges against the clock in a bid to impress the judges at this early stage of the competition at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.
What will our judges make of their work? Who will our judges choose as this week’s Painter of the Week? And which of our amateur painters will be the first to leave the competition? Watch episode one of Painting the Nation now on RTÉ Player along with a ‘sneak peek’ of the second episode.
Pick of the Week
Across the two episodes of Irish In Wonderland, Drogheda born, Sherlock star Yasmine Akram meets the Irish people making their own fortune serving the super-rich. Visiting two very different playgrounds of the super-rich – New York and the Hamptons; and the Cote d’Azur in the south of France, she meets Irish ex-pats who have carved successful careers and made fortunes working in these glittering wonderlands.
In the first episode of Irish in Wonderland Yasmine meets a wolf of Wall Street, the Dubliner whose predatory antics inspired a bestselling book Flashboys by Michael Lewis. She hangs out with a Dun Laoghaire party organiser who throws some of the flashiest events in the Hamptons. Watch the first episode of Irish In Wonderland now on RTÉ Player.