New Year, New Season on TG4
Creative Company Thursdays 9:30pm from 9th January
Brand New Series. Pablo Picasso enters the Office.
TG4 in conjunction with Business to Arts aims to find Ireland’s most creative workplace. Placing an artist within a company, workers within ten different Irish organisations will be set the goal of making a fantastic piece of art together. Ten Irish companies take on the challenge of creating a piece of large-scale public art.
Are ordinary workers able to band together and create a piece art? Will a cleaner be more artistic than the CEO? Can a workplace survive the ultimate creative test that is the collaborative production of a large-scale piece of art?
TABÚ – Wednesday Nights 9:30pm
Tabú is a back with for a new series of hard-hitting factual documentaries that offer a startling, compelling and uncompromising look at lesser spoken of topics in Ireland today. Subjects such as Homelessness, Children with chronic Health conditions, Allergies, Direct Provision, Being Transgender in Ireland, Worldwide frontline emergency medical workers, Ireland’s Offshore Fishing industry, The Coast Guard and the imminent closure of the Bord na Móna bogs are discussed as 1 hour stand alone documentaries that provide insightful yet engaging viewing. First up on January 8th is a documentary that follows several fishermen along the South East coast of Ireland over eight months as they battle with politics, policies, nature and a never changing quota system.
Catch-22 – Wednesdays 10:30pm from January 8th
Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
Scannán an Luain – Monday Night Movie 9:30pm
Atonement 6th January 9:30pm
(2007, Drama) Starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Brenda Blethyn. Directed by Jow Wright. Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
Criminal 13th January 9:30pm
(2016, Action, Crime, Drama) Starring Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. Directed by Ariel Vromen. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative’s mission.
Inside Llewyn Davis 20th January 9:30pm
(2013, Comedy, Drama) Starring Oscar Isacc, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
American Made 27th January 9:30pm
(2017, Action Crime) A pilot is recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Starring Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson.
Sé Mo Laoch Sundays 9:30pm from 12th January
New Series: ‘Sé mo Laoch celebrates the musicianship and creativity of some of our most well known and respected performers & tells their stories in their own words. The series showcases the huge diversity of Irish traditional music and musicians, from Australian born guitarist Steve Cooney to Oriel traditional singer and composer Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, from Roscommon flute player Patsy Hanly to Co. Galway accordion maestro Mairtín O’Connor, Dublin fiddler & broadcaster Paddy Glackin and kicks off with guitarist Steve Cooney.
GAA Beo – AIB Club All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals 4th January 1pm
Live coverage of the AIB Club All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals. Corofin play Nemo Rangers and Kilcoo play Ballyboden St. Enda’s. Presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary by Brian Tyers.
GAA Beo – AIB All-Ireland Hurling Club Semi Finals 5th January 1:30pm
Live coverage of the AIB Club All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals. Slaughtneil play Ballyhale Shamrocks and St. Thomas play Borrisoleigh. Presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary by Brian Tyers.
GAA Beo – Sunday 19th January 1:30pm
Live coverage of the AIB Club Championship All Ireland Senior Finals.