The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week.
Don’t Tell the Bride
This weeks episode of Don’t Tell The Bride has conjured up all sorts of wedding day worries with Harry Potter fan Brendán O’Regan attempting to create a magical movie-themed day for his beau Victor Garcia. The only problem? Victor hasn’t even seen Harry Potter! Like chalk and cheese, Brendán and Victor are complete opposites in many ways. Victor is extremely fussy and loves people fussing over him. He organises everything right down to the little details. It’s his way or the highway. Brendán sees the wedding as a chance to prove himself and not to be told how to do it! With dragons, cauldrons, Ollie the Owl and broomsticks thrown in to the mix, will Brendán pull off a magical day to impress Victor or will it all end up in a muddle? Find out now on RTÉ Player.
11 years later we pick up with Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) in the highly anticipated return of Will and Grace. In case you missed the first two episodes, watch now on RTÉ Player! In the first episode, Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. Jack and Karen help Will and Grace hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out and in the second episode, Will and Jack try to date younger guys but find it challenging. Grace and Karen experience a crisis that reveals Grace’s true feelings about Karen. And if that’s not enough of the fabulous foursome, check out a very special bite size clip featuring cast and crew interviews on where it all began to where we are today in The Journey to Now | Will and Grace on RTÉ Player.
What Not to Miss?
In December 2017, eir Other Voices burst into life with over 8,000 people travelling to Dingle, County Kerry, for a three day celebration of the best Irish and international music. This month, Other Voices, Ireland’s longest running music TV series, returns to RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, with the most dynamic, exciting performances and interviews captured that weekend. The sixteenth series also includes performances from Other Voices Berlin, Belfast and Electric Picnic. The first episode of the new series features pure pop brilliance as Sigrid performs ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and ‘Strangers’ on Irish soil for the first time. Sigrid’s vital, energetic and warm stage presence is exceptional and this is a performance not to be missed. Having previously performed at Other Voices with Hozier, Wyvern Lingo step out on their own to perform ‘I Love You Sadie’ and other tracks from their compelling debut album. From Other Voices Belfast and the beautiful Duncairn Centre, we bring you Picture This, and in the Other Room, Maria Kelly. Watch Other Voices now on RTÉ Player and for the next nine weeks on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.
Documentary of the Week
There was widespread shock and sadness last month when Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer with Limerick band The Cranberries, passed away suddenly in London. Always a fascinating interviewee with forthright views, Dolores sat down and talked to Dave Fanning a number of times about success, pressure, overwork, fame, fortune, life and love as she became one of the highest profile female singers in the world of 90s music. This programme draws together those interviews, as well as some rare archive footage, to offer an incredible insight into her professional and private life. Watch it now on RTÉ Player.