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IN THE SADDLE

Stars Go Racing

RTE1, 8.30pm Dark clouds gather for weather girl Jean Byrne (below) who finds the business of looking after horses tough going. However, trainer David Marnane is pleasantly surprised to find Linda Martin is more than willing to get her hands dirty in the stables. Meanwhile, country singer Mike Denver quickly discovers that rustic pleasures are not for him.



HOLD THE FRONT PAGE

Murdoch: The Mogul Who Screwed The news

Channel 4, 10pm Rupert Murdoch holds sway over the largest media conglomerate in the world, but could it be that his life's work is crumbling before his very eyes? This programme about the multi-national businessman includes barbed comments from anti-Murdoch poster boy Hugh Grant, and hears from insiders who lift the lid on Murdoch's humiliating fall from grace.



TALKING POINTS

The Corrie Years

UTV, 7.30pm The second of this nostalgic three-parter focuses on the Corrie storylines that were the first of their kind on the small screen. There was the first hour-long soap episode in 1995 when Raquel and Curly Watts got hitched and the first transsexual relationship between Roy and Hayley Cropper.



TOUGH LOVE

Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance

Channel 4, 8pm Unruly brothers cause deep rifts in one household. Frost's patience is tested to the limit while the stress proves all too much for their long-suffering mother. She's had it with their incessant arguing and demands that they finally put a stop to their warring ways.


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