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What to watch on TV tonight (Highlights Tues 24) - from the Italian underbelly of the 1990s to Dublin footballer Barney Rock

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1992, Sky Arts 1

1992, Sky Arts 1

1992, Sky Arts 1

TV dinners, repossession agents, Italian life in the 1990s, and Barney Rock...

BACK IN TIME FOR DINNER

BBC2, 8pm

The Robshaws are transported back to the space-age 1960s, with their home having a fitted kitchen installed and a host of new tastes and flavours to be sampled. Giles Coren and Polly Russell introduce them to the culinary treats of the decade, including spaghetti bolognese and TV dinners, while Hairy Biker Dave Myers delivers their long-awaited fridge and reveals the transformative effect the appliance had on his own childhood.

 

CAN'T PAY? WE'LL TAKE IT AWAY

TV3, 10pm

Repossession agents Mike Allonby and Terry Jones travel to Cheshire to collect a car from a woman who owes several hundred pounds on a loan, then they head to Liverpool to recover a Jaguar X-Type. High court enforcement officers Paul Bohill and Steve Pinner carry out an order to evict a couple with young children in London, and later, in Essex, track down a man who owes more than £10,000 to his landlord.

 

LAOCHRA GAEL

TG4, 8pm

The red-headed darling of Hill 16 throughout the 80s, Barney Rock captured Dublin hearts with his place kicking and match-winning scores, like his famous opportunistic goal against Galway in the 1983 All-Ireland Final ensuring victory for a 12 man Dublin.

 

GREAT IRISH JOURNEYS WITH MARTHA KEARNEY

BBC 2, 10pm

The broadcaster continues to trace the footsteps of 19th-century artist and geologist George Victor Du Noyer, who spent 35 years charting the landscape, people and buildings of Ireland. Martha travels north, taking in the extraordinary beauty of Dunluce Castle, and onwards to Mussenden Temple, pondering its unusual location. She also journeys south to Dunmoe, which overlooks the site of the Battle of the Boyne.

 

1992

SKY Arts 1, 10pm

New series. Sky’s ten-part saga promises to shine a light on the dark underbelly of Italian life in the 1990s. That was the time of the ‘mani pulite’ (clean hands) investigations, which uncovered a vast system of corruption. Eventually all four Italian political parties in power in 1992 would be swept away. The drama follows six ordinary people whose lives caught up in the upheaval.

Herald