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Christmas on TG4


13.00     The Patsy

(1964, Comedy) Starring Jerry Lewis, Ina Balin and Everett Sloane. Directed by Jerry Lewis. When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, can’t do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.

16.00     Riverdance in Beijing

It’s been over 20 years since Riverdance first tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the world. The show has been seen live by more than 22 million people across 40 countries over 4 continents – it was the first international show to tour China – this recording was filmed during a 12 city tour of China at the Beijing Exhibition Centre with lead dancers Padraig Moyles and Aislinn Ryan”.

18.00     Cluichí na Bliana

Another chance to see Galway v Tipperary from the 2017 GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final from Croke Park. Commentary by Garry Mac Donncha and Pat Fleury.

19.30     Súil Siar Corn Uí Riada

A look back on the Sean Nós singing competition, Corn Uí Riada, from Oireachtas na Samhna 2017 from the INEC in Killarney.

20.30     Ros na Rún

A shattered Frances is doing her utmost to get into Tadhg’s head as she battles to figure out what is causing all this pressure and why he’s spending so much time with Maggie. She shudders to think he might have an affair but surely their life is worth more than that. As she tries to work things out with Tadhg and reason with his head and his heart, she gets more than she bargains for. Times are really tough for Annette as she struggles to provide for her family. Will she continue on her wayward path of deceit and lies or will her conscience catch up her. When David realises what she has done, will he inform the Gardaí? Pádraig is delighted to encounter the young Sam, but have they met before?

21.30     Frank Sinatra a Timeless Legend

Although Frank Sinatra’s career spanned more than five decades, it was in the 1950s and 60s that he enjoyed his golden age. He was at the top of his game with his music, movies, and television, making him the most popular entertainer on the planet. At the same time, an all-powerful America was also going through blessed period: leisure industries were booming, giving rise to an elegant and glamorous aesthetic, from gleaming automobiles to luxurious casinos, to the fascination of the whole world. This film recounts these two coinciding periods of the golden age of the legendary singer and actor, and that of the country he embodied. But it also explores the dark side of both the man and America at that time.

22.35     Revolutionary Road

(2008, Drama) Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Christopher Fitzgerald. Directed by Sam Mendes. A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

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