Saturday 21 September 2019

murdered by my boyfriend

3 April 2016; Noel McGrath, Tipperary, in action against Colm Galvin, Clare. Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final, Clare v Tipperary. Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

the field

wednesday, 9.35pm, RTE1

In Jim Sheridan's adaptation of John B Keane's play, Richard Harris plays a King Lear-like farmer who becomes enraged when an American outbids him for the small plot of land he has rented for years.

Delivering his best performance since This Sporting Life in 1963, the Limerick-born actor is memorable as 'Bull' McCabe, a rural chieftain driven mad by greed and anger.

Also starring Tom Berenger and John Hurt.

murdered by my boyfriend

thursday, 9pm, W

Regina Moriarty's harrowing and important drama was originally shown on BBC3 in 2014, and won Georgina Campbell the leading actress Bafta for its depiction of a young woman's slow destruction at the hands of her violent partner, played by Royce Pierreson.

Based on real events, it shows how control and manipulation can seep into a relationship, turning Ashley (Campbell) from an ambitious 17-year-old into a frightened and brutalised 21-year-old.

It is the kind of film that should be shown in schools, a compilation of the tactics abusers can use to gain power over those unfortunate enough to enter into relationships with them.

tipperary v Waterford

Sunday, 4pm, RTE1

The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is venue for the Munster Hurling Final.

It's a repeat of the 2015 decider, which went the way of Tipperary in Semple Stadium, and the Premier County is favourite to win out again at 8/13 in 70-minute betting.

To get to this stage, Tipp have beaten Cork and Limerick, while Waterford got the better of Clare in the semi-final.

Waterford will be making their seventh provincial final appearance in 10 seasons, a record that can't be bettered by any other county in the province in that period.

inside birmingham children's hospital

thursday, 9pm, Channel 4

A girl is rushed in after falling off her horse and suffering a potentially life-changing brain injury; and a mother remains positive her son will receive the kidney he needs.

David Tennant manages to keep a comforting hand on the narrating tiller during often traumatic scenes, which also include an unaccompanied 12-year-old girl with a badly broken leg, who calls for her daddy, while staff try to comfort her.

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