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HELLO KITTY

Scannal!RTE1, 7.30pm The first sex scandal in Irish politics . . . this intriguing documentary tells how Charles Stewart Parnell and Katherine O'Shea's 10-year affair led to a major political split. Parnell (below) leader of the Irish Party, fathered three children with the wife of Captain William O'Shea, earning her the nickname Kitty -- Victorian English slang for prostitute.

RTE1, 7.30pm The first sex scandal in Irish politics . . . this intriguing documentary tells how Charles Stewart Parnell and Katherine O'Shea's 10-year affair led to a major political split. Parnell (below) leader of the Irish Party, fathered three children with the wife of Captain William O'Shea, earning her the nickname Kitty -- Victorian English slang for prostitute.



FACE TO FACE

Meet the Burglars -- panorama

BBC1, 8.30pm Meetings between offenders and their victims are part of a scheme aimed at cutting re-offending and empowering the injured parties. Reporter Raphael Rowe witnesses a tense encounter between two women and the youth who broke in while they slept, and explores plans to extend the scheme to all types of crime. Sounds like a quick 'get out of jail' card to me . . .



FRENCH LEAVE

Little england

UTV, 8pm Peter Murphy and Michelle Pipe host a France v England fishing competition on their lake, and hazelnut farmers Jim and Sheila High receive support from friends after they suffer a family bereavement. Bridget Beattie, who moved to Dordogne in 2005, talks about her role teaching expats the art of beekeeping. Does anyone have a normal job over there?



FAMILY TRAUMA

We need to talk about dad

C4, 10.20pm A fascinating documentary about a father who committed a terrible act of violence against his wife. It follows the members of his family as they meet afterwards to confront the mystery of the attack and deal with the impact it has had on all their lives.


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