Marian Finucane Saturday 3 March 2018
Television for Snowbound People
Marian is joined by Tara Loughrey Grant who is Digital Editor with RTÉ Lifestyle.
SATURDAY MARCH 3: Family friendly/Kids TV:
-The Secret Life of a Zoo, 4.35pm, Channel 4 & 5.35pm, The Supervet, Channel 4
- Operation Transformation Finale – repeat, 4.55pm, RTÉ One
- Weird Wonders of the World, 6.30pm, RTÉ 2
- FILM: The Penguins of Madagascar, 6.35pm, RTÉ One
-Ireland’s Got Talent, 7.30pm, TV3
AND FOR THE ADULTS:
- FILM: A Little Chaos, w/ Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman & Stanley Tucci,BBC Two, 9.30pm
-FILM: Life’s a Breeze – w/ Pat Shortt, Fionnuala Flanagan, 9.30pm, RTÉ 2
- The Voice UK, 10.30pm, TV3 – something a little lighter
- POSTPONED: It’s important to note that many TV listings have the awards on People of the Year Awards: RTÉ One, Saturday March 3, 9.45-11.35pm but its been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions
SUGGESTING ON TV FOR SUNDAY:
SUNDAY MARCH 4: Family friendly/Kids TV:
-FILM: Madagascar: escape 2 Africa, 4.50pm, BBC One
-FILM: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 4.55pm, Channel 4
-Dancing w/ the stars,6.30pm, RTÉ One
-Churchill’s Secret Affair, 8pm, Channel 4
-The Secrets of Silicon Valley,8.30pm, RTÉ 2
-Room to Improve, 9.30pm, RTÉ One
THE RTE PLAYER....AND OTHER STATIONS HAVE CATCH UP OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE FREE:
There is an abundance of free content available for all the family and here’s a quick look at some highlights on the RTÉ, TV3 & Channel 4 Players.
Family Friendly options –
- RTE PLAYER - RTE Junior has 100’s of cartoons
- RTÉ’s Rearing to Go is the parenting series – 25 episodes
- TV3 PLAYER - Ireland’s Got Talent......The Voice......The Cruise.....The Restaurant.
- CHANNEL 4 - 4OD - The Great British Bake Off.......Grand Designs.......Joe Wicks
- RTE PLAYER - THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
- RTE PLAYER - FIRST DATES
- RTE PLAYER - FEUD - DRAMA BASED ON BETTE & JOAN CRAWFORD
- RTE PLAYER - OTHER VOICES
- CHANNEL 4 – 4OD DERRY GIRLS
- CHANNEL 4 – 4OD MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT
- CHANNEL 4 – 4OD GOGGLEBOX
- FILM - ICE AGE: MELTDOWN
- ORIGINAL NETFLIX SERIES FOR KIDS - VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER (season 5) In an effort to take down the Galra, the Paladins enter into an uneasy alliance that could bring the peace they've long desired -- or doom them.
AND FOR THE ADULTS:
- GRACE AND FRANKIE - Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin – ONE OF, IF NOT THE BEST THING ON NETFLIX
- If you haven’t seen season 1 and 2 go back and watch before you watch the new season which will be released on March 9.
- GLOW - drama based on the formation of womens wrestling in the US.
- DYNASTY - Season One Immerse yourself in 80’s glitz and glamour and remember the shoulderpads getting to know Blake, Fallon, Cristal and all the Carringtons and Colbys again.
- MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION WITH DAVID LETTERMAN - Six interviews - only two have been broadcast at this stage Barack Obama and George Clooney.
- PEAKY BLINDERS - Our own Killian Murphy stars as Tommy Shelby in the hit series set in 1920s Birmingham. Not for the faint hearted as it’s a bit violent.
- THE CROWN - Second season came on board before Christmas and it’s a huge success for the streaming service.
- SING STREET – 12s - Plot: John Carney (he of ‘Once’ fame) story about a loved up teen (Cosmo/Walsh-Peelo) who starts a rockband to gain the attention of his muse (Raphina/Boynton). A gorgeous gritty, modern day musical, story capturing the best of 80’s Dublin from music to fashion to economic mood. My kids love it.
- Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor.
SKY BOXSETS....SUGGESTIONS FOR CHILDREN:
- There are over 250 boxsets to choose from. Sky Kids app has lots of games and shows to keep them entertained.
- RATBURGER - The David Walliams book was adapted over Christmas by Sky One and was a huge success with kids. Zoe is a little girl living with her lazy stepmother and father after her own mother died. She’s being bullied at school....her hamster Gingernut has died and she adopts a rat from her bedroom. She has to avoid the dastardly Burger Man Bert.
SKY BOXSET OPTIONS FOR ADULTS.....SOME TOP PICKS:
- BIG LITTLE LIES - Stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon as part of a group of mums in Monteray, California with all the rumours and gossip swirling around them. A murder occurs on trivia night for the school and we work back to see who is in the list of suspects and what happened to lead to that point.
- MAD MEN - Go back to the glamour of the 1960s advertising world in New York. Elisabeth Moss (she of Handmaid Tale fame) and Jon Hamm star.
- RIVIERA - If you want to escape the snow and soak up the sun on the telly what about Sky’s series set in and called Riveria. Starring Julia Styles as an art dealer her millionaire husband is killed when his yacht explodes and she discovers his life was built on violence and illegality. But who killed him and what’s she going to do about that? You might remember it had an Irish connection as it was written by Neil Jordan who went on to disown it.
- MODERN FAMILY - The comedy mockumentary stars Ed O’Neill as the patriarch of an American family.
- THE YOUNG POPE – Jude Law stars as Pope Pius XIII the first American pontiff. Diane Keaton also stars in it
Family Friendly/ Kids options
- BFG - Enter the world of Roald Dahl where Sophie is rescued from the orphanage by the Big Friendly Giant and spirited away to a world where she gets to meet Queen Elizabeth.
- SCHOOL OF ROCK - Stars Jack Black as the phony substitute teacher who introduces his class to rock music.
- THE GRUFFALO - A firm favourite with younger kids. Beautiful cartoon adaptation of the Julia Donaldson book.
- THE WIZARD OF OZ - Judy Garland classic movie.
FOR THE ADULTS:
- VEEP - American political satire starring Julia Louis -Dreyfus as Selina Mayer the Vice President who later gets the top job but has to resign for personal reasons.
- THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL - Comedy starring Rachel Brosnahan (who you might know from House of Cards) as a 1950s housewife who turns stand up comic after her husband walks out.
- THE TICK - Comedy based on the comic book of the same name.
FOR PARENTS - A HELPFUL TIP IN RELATION TO DISNEY SUBSCRIPTION:
- DisneyLife is in fact a thing and it gives you access all areas to Disney films for €6.99 a month. 7 day free trial is available here: https://disneylife.com/ie
- I had a look and you do need to sign up with payment plan but can unsubscribe next week if its not for you…past the snow!
- Otherwise check your presses for old favourites on DVD that you haven’t watched in a while but which might just be the ticket for the snow.
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