Lisa Dwan (a native of Athlone) as Detective Inspector Fia Lucey in Blackshore, on RTÉ 1.

Athlone native stars in Blackshore as Det Insp Lucey

TV WEEK (Wednesday 31st to Tuesday 6th)

Tell Them You Love Me (Sky Documentaries, Saturday 3rd, 9pm)

The extraordinary story of Anna Stubblefield, a university professor who initiates a controversial affair with Derrick Johnson, a non-verbal man with cerebral palsy – a relationship that would lead to a criminal trial, challenging perceptions of disability and the nature of consent.

Blackshore (RTÉ 1, Sunday 4th, 9.30pm)

From the creators of Smother comes another mystery thriller where the ambitious Detective Inspector Fia Lucey (Lisa Dwan) is banished from her high-flying position to investigate a missing person case in a rural backwater – putting her face to face with her traumatic past and an unwelcoming community.

The 2024 66th Grammy Awards (RTÉ 2, Monday 5th, 9pm)

The 66th annual Grammys will be hosted by Trevor Noah for the fourth year in a row. The nominees include the ‘big four’ categories of best new artist, album of the year, song of the year and record of the year. Expect to see Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish grabbing much of the silverware.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Sky Comedy, Monday 5th, 9pm)

Larry David returns for a 12th and final season portraying himself as a tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalised life, and continuing to prove how seemingly trivial details of daily life can precipitate a catastrophic chain of events. Expect trouble at every turn, as Larry bows out with a comedy bang.

BEST FILMS

The Diary Of Anne Frank (BBC 4, Thursday 1st, 8pm)

Based on the actual diary of Anne Frank, whose Jewish family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland in 1942, sharing a tiny attic space with several others for two years. Anne grew from girl to woman in the years of confinement – only to be eventually betrayed and die in Auschwitz.

Insidious: The Red Door (Sky Cinema, from Friday)

The original cast returns for the final chapter of the Lambert family’s terrifying saga, with Josh and Dalton going deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family’s dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door.

57 Seconds (Sky Cinema, from Sunday)

Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman star in this action thriller where a tech blogger discovers a time-altering device, and unleashes its power to rewrite the past and seek revenge against the ruthless corporate empire that destroyed his family. But his actions soon trigger a chain of events, and a pulse-pounding battle for survival.

All The Old Knives (RTÉ 1, Monday 5th, 9.30pm)

When the CIA discover one of their agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Chris Pine is assigned to root out the mole from among his former officemates at the agency’s Vienna station.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (RTÉ 2, Tuesday 6th, 10.40pm)

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s most complex characters, who is drawn into confrontation with serial killer Cletus Kasady, who escapes prison after a failed execution.

CLASSIC MOVIE

The Goldfinch (RTÉ 1, Friday 2nd, 12.15am)

John Crowley directs this drama adapted from the Donna Tartt Pulitzer prize winning novel about a boy taken in by a wealthy New York family after his mother is killed in a terrorist bombing. When he steals ‘The Goldfinch’, a valuable painting, his life spirals into a world of crime.

KIDS STUFF

The Wolf and The Lion (Netflix)

After her grandfather’s death, Alma decides to go back to her childhood home – a little island in the heart of the majestic Canadian forest. She rescues two helpless cubs, a wolf and a lion, and they forge an inseparable bond – but their world collapses when the forest ranger takes them away.

Yes Day (Netflix)

Always feeling like they have to say ’no’ to their kids, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a ’yes day’ – where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, bringing the family closer than ever before.

ON DEMAND

Masters Of The Air (Apple TV)

During WWII, five miles above the ground and behind enemy lines, 10 men inside a bomber known as a ‘Flying Fortress’ battle unrelenting flocks of German fighters. Austin Butler and Barry Keoghan lead a solid cast in a nine-part series produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Some of the most exciting and thrilling aerial sequences ever filmed make this an incredible start to 2024.

Six Nations: Full Contact (Netflix)

Round by round, match by match, the best rugby teams in Europe battle it out to take home the trophy in the 2023 Six Nations Championship. The first time a camera crew has gained complete access to the competing nations – from the team room to the players’ lives – to deliver a fascinating insight into the rigours of the sport, and those who play it at the elite level.

Sexy Beast (Paramount+)

The prequel series to the 2000 gangster film starring Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone is set in the volatile criminal world of 1990s London, where James McArdle and Emun Elliott play younger versions of the two characters. Cork actress Sarah Greene is mesmerising as an adult film star – a role that will elevate his career much higher.

SPORTS CENTRE

Six Nations Rugby: France v Ireland (Virgin Media, Friday 8pm)

Ireland will open the 2024 Guinness Six Nations campaign with a blockbuster Friday-night fixture in France. The location for the Les Bleus home games has yet to be decided, but will not be at the Stade de France because of the upcoming Olympic Games.

Premier League (Sky Sports, all weekend)

The title race hots up this week with four of the top contenders in action. Saturday sees Aston Villa head to Bramall Lane to take on bottom of the table Sheffield United. Then on Super Sunday, Manchester United tackle West Ham, before title chasers Arsenal and Liverpool in a must win game.