What's up?  The 10 best TV and streaming tips for Monday

What’s up? The 10 best TV and streaming tips for Monday

Quinn Country explores the amazing history of Sean Quinn’s business empire, has some great gaffs on Selling Ireland’s Dream Homes and Secrets of the Middle Aisle looks at supermarket tricks. . .

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Quinn Country, 9:35 p.m., RTE One

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Over four years in the making and with candid testimonies from Seán Quinn himself, this is the story of the man who embodied Ireland’s boom and bust.

With unprecedented access to Seán Quinn, the documentary series tells an extraordinary story of how the son of a Derrylin farmer built an empire on the Fermanagh-Cavan border.

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The series follows the dramatic expansion of Quinn’s business, from manufacturing to hospitality to real estate and insurance, and details how Seán Quinn became a “chief” in his home region on the frontier. Bringing employment, prosperity and hope to a community some of which proudly remains faithful to him today.

This series tells the story of how Quinn’s career went from dropping out of high school to becoming the richest man in Ireland – only to lose everything.

Told primarily in Seán Quinn’s own words, this series reveals an enigmatic and divisive character; someone who amassed an unimaginable fortune and then watched it disappear. It’s a story about money and power, what it takes to accumulate it and the struggle to keep it.

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10 things to know, 8.30 p.m., RTÉ One

Streaming to RTE Player

Every day is an education and here is something new for me anyway.

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea (below) explore new technologies that can enable a circular economy.

You’ll meet scientists developing methods to recycle nutrients in dairy farm wastewater to produce protein-rich biomass, and also see how manure and food waste can be turned into green, renewable energy.

Also, projects aimed at recovering precious metals from discarded electronic devices such as televisions and mobile phones.

New or returning shows

Selling Ireland’s Dream Homes, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

Real estate porn, anyone?

Whilst many people in Ireland are struggling with rent and are unable to buy a home, there are others who are far luckier.

Here’s a look at exceptional and expensive properties, from country homes to high-tech masterpieces and waterfront apartments to city center penthouses.

This episode features a £3million Georgian mansion on Dublin’s oldest residential street and a beautifully converted Coach House in County Wicklow worth a staggering £5million.

As well as featuring some of the country’s most exclusive homes, the series meets the agents tasked with selling these masterpieces and their clients – the owners who are fortunate enough to live in these prestigious properties.

Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip, 9pm, BBC Two

Ruby Wax, Mel B and Emily Atack team up on the trail of intrepid Victorian explorer Isabella Bird.

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This amazing woman traversed the lawless American Wild West alone, riding 800 miles on horseback through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Ruby, Mel and Emily examine the people, places and odd customs of an ever-changing America as they reflect on the changes in Western society over the past 150 years and their own experiences as women.

Secrets of the Aisle, 8 p.m., Channel 4

This two-parter shows how supermarkets Lidl and Aldi have created shopping destinations in their aisles.

They use them to attract customers with versatile products they never knew they needed and create social media sensations.

Denise Van Outen (below) uncovers the clever psychological strategies behind the seemingly disorganized aisles and discovers how German discounters are exploiting consumers’ fear of missing out (FOMO) to encourage them to keep coming back for more deals.

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24 hours in police custody, 9 p.m., channel 4

When a couple was woken by what appeared to be a burglary at their rural home, the husband went in search of burglars on motorcycles.

Minutes later, police received a call reporting a devastating collision. At the scene of the crime, two men were trapped under a vehicle, both of whom apparently suffered life-threatening injuries.

Detective Inspector Grant Maxted investigates what happened in the devastating crash and what was behind it.

Chucky, 9 p.m., Sky Sci-Fi

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After his diabolical plan to raid America’s children’s hospitals was foiled in season one, Chucky seeks revenge on those he blames.

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They are surviving teens Jake, Devon and Lexy, along with his ex Tiffany, now his sworn enemy.

In the season premiere, it’s a year after seemingly defeating their nemesis Chucky, and three friends Jake, Devon and Lexy receive mysterious, threatening phone calls from an all-too-familiar-sounding foe.

Then Chucky arrives at Incarnate Lord filled with a murderous agenda; A detective questions Tiffany about Nica’s disturbing death.

New to stream

George & Tammy, Paramount+ & NOW

Here’s a country drama series about Tammy Wynette (Jessica Chastain), the first lady of country music.

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The cast is quite impressive as Michael Shannon plays her husband George Jones – another country superstar.

The couple’s complicated relationship inspired iconic songs like Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

The series is based on the book The three of us: growing up with Tammy and Georgewritten by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.

Episodes 1 and 2 are available from today.

ends today

The Royal Mob, 9pm, Sky History

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After the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Willy pledges his support to Austria-Hungary while Nicky pledges his support to Serbia.

When troops are mobilized and Willy declares war on Russia, the Hesse sisters are forced to take sides.

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FIFA World Cup Live, RTE2

Streaming to RTE Player

All match coverage begins 30 minutes before kick-off (ie: 9:30 for a 10:00 start).

Today the last round of group game two takes place.

Cameroon-Serbia (kick-off 10am). Coverage of the Group G match taking place at Al-Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah

South Korea-Ghana (kick-off 13:00). Group H continues with this game at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan

Brazil v Switzerland (kick-off 4pm). Covering the second game of Group G for both teams, coming out of Stadium 974 in Doha

Portugal-Uruguay (kick-off 19:00). The Lusail Stadium in Qatar is the venue for this Group H game as the nations meet for the second consecutive World Cup

Today’s highlights are at 10:35 p.m.

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