Tonight's TV: Moneyball, Marty Morrissey and socially incompatible couples
Your TV for tonight looks at the baseball coach that played it by numbers, the most handsome man in RTE on Championship Matters while Six in the City hits our screens.
By Declan Whooley
Main Event: Format Farm: Six in the City, RTE 2, 9.30pm
In what promises to be an interesting social experiment at the very least, Six in the City hits our screens after a great deal of publicity. The format to the show is quite simple. Three socially incompatible couples from Limerick, Galway and Dublin battle to host the perfect night out. All three couples are in competitive mode as the winning couple are rewarded with a break to a European city to tailored to their own interests.
Sporting Pick: Championship Matters, RTE2, 8.30pm
After the roller-coaster that was the All-Ireland hurling final Marty Morrissey will be joined by guests to discuss all issues arising from the game including the Henry v Joe debate, the debated free and the psychological advantages ahead of the replay. The man with an uncanny resemblance to a ventriloquist dummy-head has just a couple of shows left, so lap it up ahead of a long winter.
Movie Pick: Moneyball, Sky Movies Premiere, 10pm
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the film that gives an account of the Oakland Athletics 2002 baseball season and in particular general manager Billy Beane’s attempts to assemble a competitive team. With his star players departing, and budgetary constraints in place, an economics student offers a solution with in-depth analysis of cheaper players. In football terms, the polar opposite to what Mark Hughes is doing with QPR. An interesting concept that pays rich dividends for Billy Beane.