Monday 19 February 2018

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FOOD

My Kitchen Rules

Sky Living, 9pm

Chefs Lorraine Pascale and Jason Atherton's tour of the UK and Ireland to find the best amateur cooks takes them to Essex. Following last week's launch, it's the turn of burly firefighters Danny and Kev to outdo Team Ireland's inaugural dinner party. The lads think chilli will be the secret to their success and they decide to incorporate it into all three courses of their Thai-inspired menu.

FACTUAL

Ear To The Ground

RTE One, 8.30pm

This week Helen Carroll meets a group of Tipperary "preppers": survivalists who actively prepare for drastic emergencies, both natural and man-made. The movement originated in the US (where else?) and has since spread worldwide. Elsewhere, Darragh McCullough talks to Mayo farmer, Chris Ginnely, whose farm on Cleggan Island, Belmullet, was devastated by Superstorm Christine.

COMEDY

Playhouse Presents: Nixon's The One

Sky Arts1, 9pm

Harry Shearer (voice of several characters in 'The Simpsons') and Henry Goodman star in a five-part comedy drama, revealing the incredible conversations that took place behind the closed doors of the Oval Office during President Richard Nixon's time in office. Written by Shearer in collaboration with Dr Stanley Kutler, the series draws on more than 2,000 hours of meetings and conversations.

HISTORY

Dan Snow's History of the Winter Olympics

BBC2, 9pm

Historian Dan Snow looks back at 90 years of the Winter Olympics and shows how the political upheaval of the 20th and 21st centuries has impacted on the Games. Throughout, he tells the story of the Winter Olympics in Nazi Germany, the tense Olympic rivalry between East and West during the Cold War, ending with the Miracle on Ice and the unforgettable Olympics in Sarajevo.

FACTUAL

Bodyshockers: My Tattoo Hell

Channel 4, 10pm

From tattoos to multiple piercings, stretched ears to massive hair extensions, the craze for body modification is now bigger than ever. But at the same time growing numbers are coming to regret what they've had done. Here, Katie Piper hears confessions from people hoping to reverse body transformations.

RADIO

The Ray D'arcy Show

Today FM, 9am

Last week, Today FM launched its fifth annual Shave or Dye campaign supporting the Irish Cancer Society. In the past, the campaign has seen all the station's presenters, like Ray D'Arcy, shaving and dyeing their hair to raise funds for the cause. To date, it has raised €6.1m, with some 30,000 events held around the country. This year's event is on Friday February 21st.

Irish Independent

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