TV Picks of the Week – 14/03/22
by Jamie Waddell
Back again by popular demand, your new favourite guide through the wonderful world of television. From the golden oldies to the hidden gems you might not have heard about, here at the Workhouse we have got you covered.
Fresh Disney+, Friday
A comedy-horror looking to sink its teeth into the world of modern dating, this film promises not to be for the faint-hearted. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones hot off the heels of the home-grown hit Normal People, she plays Noa who begins to fall for Steve (Sebastian Stan). All is going well until she discovers that Steve has a rather unusual diet. (18)
Ireland’s Great Small Music Festival: Other Voices BBC Four, Friday at 10pm
In celebration of St Paddy’s Day, BBC Four is shining a light on of the most celebrated festivals in Ireland for those in the know. Other Voices, a West of Ireland festival which has quickly become a milestone for smaller musicians. Annie Mac, Radio DJ extraordinaire presents a one-off special to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival.
RTÉ Investigates: Ireland’s Illegal Adoptions – Still Searching RTE One, Wednesday at 9:35pm
The much needed follow up to the ground-shakingly shocking documentary from last year about the illegal adoption of thousands of children who have their birth certificates altered to hide their biological parents. The RTE investigation team have been following up with many of the people, now adults, in their struggle to reveal their true identity.
What If Putin Goes Nuclear? Channel 4, Tuesday at 8pm
Following the abhorrent armed invasion of Ukraine by Putin, the whole world is feeling hopeless to help those in need without escalation leading to a worldwide nuclear war. Legendary broadcaster Jon Snow presents a programme discussing why Putin is escalating the situation and what it means for Ukraine and the rest of the world.
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan – BBC Two, Sumday at 9pm
With travel back on the menu, so is Romesh and his surprise hit show following him as he travels around the world. He begins his new series in Sierra Leone, a country he associated with the scar of war and a dark history in child soldiers. However, Romesh seeks to dispel that myth by showing how welcoming the people are and how beautiful a country Sierra Leone really is.
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