TV PICKS OF THE WEEK By Lisa Jewell
Make a date or set your DVR for our top telly choices this week
Arts – The Works Presents…
Tuesday 28 February, 11:10pm, RTE1
This 10 part culture and arts programme has been profiling some really interesting characters, including last week’s show on Fiona Shaw. In this episode, John Kelly sits down with the former creative director of American Vogue, Grace Coddington. She began her career as a 17-year-old model from Anglesey, Wales, and went on to work for British Vogue and its American counterpart, working closely with Anna Wintour.
Documentary – Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Thursday 2 March, 9pm, Sky Arts
Revealing series documenting the lives and times of the successful comedy group. This first episode looks at the comedians’ early upbringings and how they got together, featuring interviews with surviving members Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, along with archive footage of the late Graham Clifford. The series also features never before seen Python material and interviews with many of their celebrity fans.
Film – Pulp Fiction
Friday 3 March, 11pm, Comedy Central
A low budget release from newcomer Quentin Tarantino in 1994 didn’t look like it was going to have much an impact – but it took home more than $200 million at the box office, had critics raving and quickly entered into the lexicon of popular culture.
The time twisting narrative was fresh (to be honest, it doesn’t have quite the same effect when you’ve watched the film a few times), the dialogue was punchy and the acting was top notch (the casting choices of John Travolta and Bruce Willis were inspired and they proved just right for the parts). Nice movie to ease into the weekend with.