Monday 18 December 2017

busting the drugs millions - inside the national crime agency

the ugly truth

saturday, 11.55pm, RTE1

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer in Sacramento, California.

Abby firmly believes in true love and is a big supporter of complex self-help books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

Coming home from a disastrous date, she happens to see a segment of a local television show, The Ugly Truth, featuring Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), whose cynicism about relationships prompts Abby to call in to argue with him on-air.

The next day, she discovers the TV station is threatening to cancel her show because of its poor ratings. The station owner has hired Mike to do a segment on her show.

Heigl and Butler suit their roles, but they are hampered by a cliched script.

blue bloods

Wednesday, 9pm, RTE2

A new run of the popular cop series begins (Series 6) with a double-header,

When a terror attack occurs in the Middle East, Frank (Tom Selleck) is on high alert and fears that New York City could be under threat next.

In the second instalment, a possible serial-killer case is assigned to Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez).

Meanwhile, Erin (Bridget Moynaham) considers becoming a judge; a mayoral candidate claims that Frank has been secretly investigating her spouse; and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) confronts her dad when he turns up in the hospital.

greyhound racing

wednesday, 7pm, Sky Sports 3

It's the final of the Coronation Cup from Romford.

Jet Stream Sound, trained by Kevin Hutton, is favourite for the big race. Last Friday he was the fastest semi-final winner in 35.08.

Both Paul Young and Mark Wallis are doubly represented in the decider.

Young sends out Bubbly Gold and Millwards Master; while Patchys Kerry and Swift Whirlwind go for Wallis.

The field is completed by Chaotic Lynda (Kim Billingham).

Run over 575m, the Coronation Cup was won by Soviet Kenny at 6/1 last year.

busting the drugs millions - inside the national crime agency

Thursday, 10pm, Channel 4

The body that suspended Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2013, and is reportedly under consideration for a wider role in countering terrorism, allowed cameras to follow a case at close quarters.

The investigation is into money laundering, often associated with drug smuggling and human trafficking; each year, according to the programme, more than €100bn changes hands illegally in Britain.

The story begins with the surveillance of one suspect and develops into a nine-month operation involving 100 officers that successively takes out figures in a criminal network.

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