The Woman in the Wall
Sunday, BBC One, 9.05pm
This brutal psychological drama uses the Magdalene laundries as a jumping-off point for much deeper material. The laundries constituted a tragic period in recent Irish history. Lorna Brady, portrayed by Ruth Wilson, is a character who is dealing with a tragic background that has caused her to have horrible dreams and causing her to wake up in unusual places without being able to remember how she got there. Her kid was taken away from her when she fell pregnant as a young lady since she had grown up in the restrictions of a convent. She is now committed to discovering what happened to her child. When a police officer investigating a murder comes upon her, it gives Lorna a chance to get some answers, but it also raises questions about her. McCormack, Dary.
Sunday, UTV, 8pm
Fans of the popular crime series Midsomer should be careful since this episode includes witches, malevolent spirits, unusual paranormal occurrences, and a terrifying location called Hades Caves. When odd things start to happen at the annual Psychic Faire in Angel’s Rise, detectives John Barnaby and Jamie Winter are called in to look into them. At their gothic mansion, Eddon Hall, Peter and Jeanie Saint-Stephens hold the annual occult festival. However, Jeanie, a devout Christian, is not too thrilled about this annual eruption of vice and wickedness, and when strange things start to happen at night, she accuses a nearby coven of witches.
The Peculiar Sensation of Being Pat Ingoldsby
Monday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm
Imagine living in the fantastical universe that exists within Pat Ingoldsby’s head if you thought being John Malkovich might be a little odd. Now that you have a glance into the unusual world of the Dublin author and poet, you can observe firsthand his intimate bond with his hometown and how he transforms commonplace observations into enchanted prose and poetry. The director and producer of this movie, Seamus Murphy and Tom Burke, focus on a unique Dubliner who adds a splash of bizarre colour to the city’s rich fabric.
The Tower: Death Message
Monday, Virgin Media One, 9pm
The crime drama is back for a second season and has a menacing subtitle. As Detective Superintendent Sarah Collins, Gemma Whelan is returned, and Tahirah Sharif is returning as PC Lizzie Adama. In this adaptation of Kate London’s novel, DS Collins has been assigned to the homicide unit, but a cold case involving a missing schoolgirl causes her and PC Adama to clash once more. Meanwhile, Lizzie has returned to Farlow station, where she is interacting awkwardly with her ex-boyfriend and supervisor, DI Kieran Shaw (Emmet J Scanlon). But when Lizzie and her new partner Arif (Michael Karim) are given a domestic violence case, things are about to take a deadly turn.
The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies
Tuesday, BBC One, 9pm
The fascinating title draws you in, and you can soon become ensnared by the tale of two women who fall prey to a cunning con artist and forge an unlikely bond that gives them the strength to turn the tables. Fantasy author Cheryl is portrayed by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, while personal assistant Alice is played by Rebekah Staton. Rob, who poses as a “ecopreneur” but is actually a dealer in deceit and duplicity, is portrayed by Alistair Petrie. He appears to be in control, but who is actually in charge of the game? Up to the final con, the turns and turns should have you guessing. Derek Jacobi and Romola Garai are cast members.
Selling Super Houses
Tuesday, Channel 4, 9pm
Who among them is the best house seller, as seen in the mirror on the wall? Eight would-be estate agents compete in this new series’ cutthroat world of real estate sales in the hopes of landing a position with top property flogger Paul Kemsley. After a successful stay in LA, PK, as he is known, returned to the UK and founded a new real estate firm called RIB that specialises in high-end properties for wealthy people. The eight candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to negotiate the purchase of these opulent homes without losing their cool. Hosting an open house event for potential buyers who have £20 million (€23.4 million) to spend on a blunder is the first issue.
Wednesday, Channel 4, 9pm
Expect nothing resembling Ronnie Barker’s Porridge in this humorous drama that is set in a men’s prison and has plenty of staff and inmate banter. Rob Williams, the creator of the series, puts aside the jokes to concentrate on the difficulties faced by staff members at the Long Marsh prison. In this second season, Nina Sosanya and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell return as the prison guards Leigh and Rose, and there’s unrest at C Wing where there are whispers that an undercover police officer is working there. Even though the rumour might be accurate, Leigh is charged with dispelling it.
Secrets of the Female Orgasm
Thursday, Channel 4, 10
You may believe you know everything there is to know about women’s orgasms, but this is only partially true. Yewande Biala, a Love Island star and certified biochemist, embarks on an exploration of this mostly uncharted terrain in this one-off film. She meets with researchers and therapists to gather the most recent information and guidance on female orgasms as well as to hear the personal accounts of numerous women. Not only is Biala curious, but she also reveals she has never experienced an orgasm and is now on a mission to do so after growing up with a lot of sexual shame.
Thursday, Sky Documentaries and Now, 9pm
One of the most well-known boxers in Britain, Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, was also one of the sport’s most problematic personalities. This film follows Hatton’s ascent from the working-class Manchester neighbourhood of Hattersley to the dizzying heights of Las Vegas and championship victories. It also depicts his fall from grace as a result of subsequent setbacks and strained relationships, which led to a downward spiral into depression and addiction. The show will give us a close-up view of this genuine working-class hero.
Friday, RTÉ One, 8.30pm
Where else would you go on a Friday night besides Campbell’s Tavern in County Galway? The first stop on singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh’s quick tour of the nation, which visits four locations where musicians congregate to create music, is this family-run pub and music venue. Nic Amhlaoibh visits the well-liked bar in Cloughanover, Headford, in this first episode, where she is accompanied by Tuam legends The Saw Doctors, fiddle-playing siblings from Galway named the Kane Sisters, the formidable Seán Keane, and local mainstays The Whileaways. Nic Amhlaoibh will also stop by for sessions at the Cobblestone in Dublin, Connollys of Leap in West Cork, and McGrory’s of Culdaff in Co. Donegal throughout the course of four episodes.
Friday, Sky Max and Now, 9pm
This legendary martial arts series was put on hold during Covid, but it has returned for a third season set in the late 19th-century gangland in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Bruce Lee first had the idea in the 1970s, but it was never realised. However, a related notion, Kung Fu, was a major television success at the time. In the third season, Ah Sahm and the Hop Wei deal with the fallout from the racial unrest as Mai Ling makes use of her contacts in the political system.