Tonight’s TV: Traffic Blues, Olympic coverage, Bourne Identity
Tonight’s telly features a look at Irish cops on the beat in Traffic Blues, Fionnuala Britton competes for Ireland in the 10,000m and we relive a classic with The Bourne Identity.
Main Event: Traffic Blues, RTE 1, 8pm
Tonight, officers in Naas are confronted by an angry food trader and a driver who fails a roadside breath test – nothing out of the ordinary there… Traffic Blues is a documentary following the daily work and woes of the Garda Traffic Corps in Dublin, Cork, Naas and Donegal. It’s a good look into the life of a cop on the job and after watching it you may have a lot more sympathy for the lark they have to put up with.
Sport Pick: Live Olympics 2012 (10,000m Final) RTE Two, 7.15pm
Once again, Bill O’Herlihy introduces this evening’s athletics and swimming finals, including the one we’re most interested in, the women’s 10,000m (9.25pm) at the Olympic Stadium and also the men’s 50m freestyle at the Aquatics Centre. Fionnuala Britton competes for Ireland in the 10,000m, which is the first event in the athletics track schedule to be decided, and Ciaran O’Lionaird runs in the first round of the men’s 1500m. The boxing, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and beach volleyball events continue on today, so there will be highlights of those events too.
Movie Pick: The Bourne Identity, UTV, 10.35pm
In order to get you in the mood for the latest Bourne movie The Bourne Legacy we’ve picked The Bourne Identity as tonight’s flick. The starts when a fishing boat crew plucks a man out of the sea with two bullet wounds in his back and a safe-deposit number sewn into his skin – but absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there. In the search for his true identity, he is pursued by assassins, however, he ends up learning more about himself than he could have ever imagined. Thriller, starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen and Brian Cox.
On-Demand Pick: Seeking Justice
There aren’t many options on terrestrial TV tonight, so we recommend you try out UPC’s new On Demand service if you want to continue watching top class entertainment, as the service includes the RTÉ Player, 3Player and a host of boxsets and other shows, free to all UPC customers. This week’s pick is the movie blockbuster Seeking Justice.