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country living

GROUNDWORK Local Heroes -- A Town Fights Back

RTE1, 8.30pm Jerry Kennelly starts a workshop to help residents of Drogheda set up their own companies and recruits the town's schools to implement a transition-year entrepreneur programme. Meanwhile, Feargal Quinn and Paddy Callaghan put a support network in place for new businesses. It's this type of thinking that might just get us out of the hole we're in.

Kirstie's Handmade Britain

Channel 4, 8pm Kirstie Allsopp (left) is in Devon with Rosie Davies demonstrating how to prepare elderflower cordial and looking at the art of willow weaving. She enlists the help of a primary school to create a scarecrow (where's Ruairi Quinn when you need him?).


live Champions League Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund

RTE2, 7.30pm Bill O'Herlihy, John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady present the action from the matchday-five Group F encounter at the Emirates Stadium. A victory for the Gunners would guarantee their place in the knockout stages; anything other than a win for Dortmund could end their hopes.

taxing issues

Your Money and How They Spend It

BBC2, 9pm Part one of two. Nick Robinson explores how governments collect and spend tax money. He investigates whether any of the money is wasted (you reckon?) and finds out about the pressure politicians are under to authorise further spending, and the difficulties they face in resisting.