The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week.
Grey’s Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo, has hit the headlines recently regarding her salary negotiations and defining her value after fourteen seasons and we think she rocks! She’s Meredith Grey and it’s her show! So check out the first two episodes of the new series on RTÉ Player as the doctors rally around Owen and his sister while Bailey works to rebuild Grey Sloan Memorial after the fire. In the first episode Meredith and the team are focused on helping Owen’s sister after her shocking return, and Amelia faces a conflict over a patient. Meanwhile, Bailey is forced to give Grey Sloan a facelift after the fire, and the doctors are introduced to a few new faces that spice things up around the hospital. In the second episode Meredith struggles to come up with a new plan for Owen’s sister, Jo makes a surprising choice regarding Alex and Andrew’s sister’s controversial research leads to a shocking discovery. Catch Grey’s Anatomy now on RTÉ Player before the next episode broadcasts on RTÉ2 Tuesday, 23rd January at 10.30pm.
Radio and TV Broadcaster, Snapchat star and all round funny gal, Doireann Garrihy is the latest face to join RTÉ Players stable of talent with the pilot episode of hilarious new comedy sketch show The Doireann Project. Join Dr. Eva (you might remember her from Dancing With The Stars) as she discusses the dreaded ‘White Coat Syndrome’ and the evils of sugar. Saoirse Ronan chats about the red carpet, Barry’s Tea, Tayto crisps and Copperface Jacks proving she’s just like everyone else in the Liberties… from Carlow. Everyone’s favourite blogger, Pippa O’Connor takes time out from running her empire to tell us about Pippa’s upcoming projects while Brian organizes his jumper drawer… alphabetically. Meet UFC Fighter, Ciara ‘Carnage’ O’Brien who has made an art out of kicking peoples’ heads in and School Gate Mum who talks heavy school bags, nits and germ ridden children. Would you be able? Available to watch exclusively on RTÉ Player worldwide, browse through a portfolio of famous faces and everyday people with Doireanns innate form of wit in this bite size comedy sketch show, The Doireann Project.
What Not to Miss?
The 11th series of Operation Transformation has returned to our screens with presenter Kathryn Thomas revealing five new leaders. Over the coming weeks, these five brave leaders will radically change their exercise and eating habits, while inspiring the nation to follow them on their journey to a healthier lifestyle with the country following their every step on television, on radio and online. As always, the leaders will have support and advice from our qualified team of Operation Transformation experts including fitness coach Karl Henry; principal clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy; dietitian and Healthy Ireland Council member Aoife Hearne and Dr Ciara Kelly. All four will be on hand to guide the leaders as they put the Operation Transformation health and fitness plan in to action. Once again you can keep up to date with Operation Transformation on radio. The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will continue to be the radio home for the series, with regular updates from the leaders, campaigns and events. After the first week on the Operation Transformation food and fitness plan, the Leaders face the scales to see if their hard work has paid off. The country steps into the New Year with Nationwide Walks taking place in over 50 locations and Operation Transformation launches its biggest campaign to date; Ireland Lights Up with the GAA, where Clubs across the country will be turning on their floodlights to give people a place to walk safely during the dark winter months. Go to RTÉ Player to watch some of the top moments on Operation Transformation, catch up on the first four episodes of the 11th series along with extra video recipes and workouts.
Documentary of the Week
This documentary interweaves Mick O’Dwyer’s football career with a bank of rich, evocative period archive and social history insights; from growing up in Waterville during the Second World War to playing for the Kingdom in Croke Park and onwards to a stellar career in the dugout that brought unprecedented success to four different counties: Kerry, Kildare, Laois and Wicklow. MICKO observes over seventy years of change in Irish society and sport. It’s a story rooted in place: from life in picturesque rural Kerry to dominating the sporting landscape in Dublin. O’Dwyer spends time with his family off the coast of Scariff Island where his mother lived, travels to his old stomping ground to support Kerry in a crucial All Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo, and watches club matches alongside fellow legend Maurice Fitzgerald. This is wonderfully blended with rich archive of his time as a player and a manager, creating an evocative picture of a different era in Irish history and sport. As a manager, he operated at the cutting edge of training methods to get the best out of his players on the field and his business savviness saw him set a new bar for commercialism in sport off the field. O’Dwyer was a leading light in many guises. A story of devotion to the GAA, to Kerry and to the family that supported him through the decades, MICKO brings to life the story of the greatest figure in Gaelic Games. Watch it now on RTÉ Player.