TV PICKS OF THE WEEK By Lisa Jewell
Our top telly choices this week
Documentary – Tomi Reichental: Condemned to Remember
Wednesday 14 February, 9.35pm, RTE One
Close To Evil was one of the most memorable Irish documentaries in recent history – following the story of Nazi concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental. During the course of the film, Tomi discovered that one of his former jailers, a female SS Guard, was alive and well and living in Hamburg.
Four years on from its broadcast, producer/director Gerry Gregg teams up once again with Tomi for Condemned to Remember. He returns to his boyhood home in Slovakia where he once was forced to flee for his life.
The documentary asks serious questions about where Europe is now, 70 plus years after the end of World War Two. The rise of nationalism and fascism is disturbing to say the least. Tomi’s journey in the film ends in Bosnia-Herzegovina, another site of mass murder when more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed at Srebrenica in July 1995.
Entertainment – The Graham Norton Show
Friday 16 February, 10.35pm, BBC One
Great line up this week (though most weeks are pretty good, to be fair) with I, Tonya stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney gracing the red couch. Also chatting with Graham are Daniel Kaluuya, who stars in horror thriller Get Out, and Alicia Vikander, who is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Camila Cabello is musical guest.
Saturday 17 February, 9.30pm, RTE2
Irish comedy set during a stag weekend in the West of Ireland. Hugh O’Connor stars as self-confessed metrosexual Fionnan who’d rather go to the hen night. However, his fiancé (played by Amy Huberman) manages to persuade the best man (Andrew Scott) to organise the stag in the West of Ireland countryside but an unexpected guest will turn their sensible walking weekend plan right on its head. Written by John Butler and Peter McDonald and directed by Butler.