The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week.
First Dates Ireland
Did you catch the, by now, infamous date with Tallafornia star Phil and the lovely Amy Maria in First Dates Ireland on RTÉ2 last Tuesday? Revisit the full on awkwardness now on RTÉ Player. Following that, if you wish to avoid ‘first date failure’ like Phil, RTÉ Player have rounded up some familiar faces to reveal their flirting tips and dating ‘do’s and don’ts’ in two short clips available to watch exclusively. Journalist, Amanda Brunker shares what irritates her on a first date while TV/Radio Presenters Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy give their best flirty look. Find out why TV Presenter and Style Entrepreneur, Darren Kennedy won’t stick around on a date while Social Media Star, James Kavanagh has some stellar advice if the date is hitting a downward spiral. Crystal Swing’s Dervla Burke shares what her mammy taught her about dating while RTÉ 2FM Presenter, Eoghan McDermott has his opinions on personal space. If all that fails, follow the guidance of First Dater, Jeff and just wash the ‘pits and bits’. Sound! Available to watch now on RTÉ Player!
If you lacked the ability to stay awake past 11.25pm on Thursday night, there’s a very good chance you missed out on this little gem on RTÉ One. In that case, catch it on RTÉ Player. Well worth a watch as Feud: Bette And Joan tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. In addition to Academy Award®-winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner and Judy Davis with an outstanding performance as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Notable guest stars include Catherine Zeta-Jones as film-star Olivia de Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page and Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell. Immerse yourself in a little Hollywood history with Feud: Bette And Joan on RTÉ Player.
What Not to Miss?
With January goals at the forefront of everybody’s mind and Operation Transformation in full swing, don’t forget about the little people! Cue 10@10, a studio based show presented by Gráinne Bleasdale and Micheál Ó Ciaraidh. The aim of the series is to get Ireland’s children active by doing a little every day. The programme will broadcast for 10 minutes at 10 o’ clock every weekday morning for three consecutive weeks. School teachers take note! Each day will bring a new theme to captivate children’s imaginations while introducing them to different styles of exercise, making it fun and engaging. Children can travel around the world, take part in yogic style exercise and dance their little socks off with a range of different exercise styles each day. These exercises are designed to appeal to all children not just the sporty types, by activating their imaginations and making exercise fun and accessible to all, through a wide range of activity you can do on the spot, as we get Ireland’s children active with the 10@10 each morning. There will be an Irish and English version of each programme, as well as being broadcast on RTÉ Player and RTÉJr, the 15 programmes will be available to download on line also making them a valuable classroom resource for teachers. Get moving now on RTÉ Player.
Documentary of the Week
Have you ever wondered how many litres of milk are consumed in one day? How many rashers or eggs we chow down on every day? These kinds of questions are really quite topical seeing as over 100,000 people signed up to Veganuary for the month of January. Food is huge business in Ireland – 25% of workers are employed in some aspect of Ireland’s food supply network and as consumers we spend over €11 Billion per annum on food. In total, we consume 14 million assorted meals, 9 million snacks, 1.3 million packets of crisps, 1.6 million apples, and 15 million cups of tea. EVERYDAY! Where does it all come from and who are the people we depend on to keep us fed? The Irish diet has changed more in the last 40 years than it did in the previous 5,000. Like our lives, our diet is more international with convenience foods that suit a time-poor population and because food is so readily available, it’s become a constant throughout the day. One Day: How Ireland Eats features the network of growers, suppliers, buyers, caterers and cooks that combine to keep the supermarket shelves stocked and food on the table – either at home or eating out. Filmed at multiple locations throughout Ireland, this new documentary presents a fascinating snapshot of what and how we are eating, and shows the intricate supply chain that ensures consumers get the food choice they now expect. It’s the story of the people whose job is to keep us all fed, energised … and ready for the next day’s consumption! Watch it now on RTÉ Player.