Christmas on TG4
10.00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Space
The Cat in the Hat joins Nick and Sally who are exploring the backyard when something extraordinary finds them-a flying robotic dog!
13.00 Little Boy Lost
(1953, Drama) Starring Bing Crosby, Claude Dauphin and Christian Fourcade. Directed by George Seaton. A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
19.30 Poc na nGael
Ice hockey is a national obsession in Canada. This fascinating documentary reveals how the Irish created the sport and played a key role in developing the game from its inception on a frozen pond in Nova Scotia to the modern arenas of today. Our story is presented by hurling legend Ger Loughnane who travels across the country to uncover the story of the Irish in Canada through the sport of hockey. What he reveals is the incredible contribution of Irish immigrants in creating and developing a sport that would help define the new nation of Canada.
20.30 Ros na Rún
Frances won’t let Maggie ruin her marriage and family, and she hatches a crafty plan to get Maggie out of their lives. But her plan backfires with devastating effects. Annette is finding it increasingly difficult to juggle bills and keep a roof over her family’s head. Séan thinks there is an easy way out, but will Annette listen to him? Briain takes on the Ros na Rún rumour mill in a live Radio Pobail interview. Berni wonders if all this deceit is worth it.
In the Ireland of the late 1970s and the years that followed, with a conflict raging in Belfast, and a depressed economy in Cork, four young punks stepped outside of the mainstream. They dressed and acted differently; they looked at what society had to offer them and largely turned their back on it.
As adults, and as parents and grandparents, they reflect on their experience of early punk as we bring the story right up to date – exploring the lives of two modern day punks. At the heart of these stories is the music that inspired them and helped them define who they were.
22.30 Killing Bono
(2011, Comedy) Starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and Krysten Ritter. Directed by Nick Hamm. Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.