TV Picks of the Week

We pick the programmes to watch out for over the coming week.

18th August, 2012
Meryl Streep in Dancing at Lughnasa (10.40pm, Friday, RTE One).

Film: Dancing at Lughnasa

Based on Brian Friel's play, Dancing at Lughnasa tells the story of the five unmarried Mundy sisters who eke out a simple existence in rural Donegal. Meryl Streep turns in an exquisite performance as the austere head of the family, Kate, but she is ably matched by the other sisters (most notably by Irish actress Brid Brennan) and their returning brother, played by Michael Gambon. Fans of the play claim the...

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