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TV programmes with a learning focus  May 23 - 30




RTÉ One     Wednesday ,  21.30 - 22:40

Part one of two. Presented by journalist Jennifer O'Connell, this series explores the science of stress, as a range of volunteer groups have their stress levels examined through a series of scientific experiments. The first episode looks at the results of the 'How are You Ireland?' survey, and meets a group of volunteers who are going to have their stress measured and tackled.

Biafra: Misean Dearmadta (Forgotten Mission)

TG4  Wednesday, 21:30 - 22.30

A new Irish documentary telling the story of the Irish missionaries who helped to save people from starvation during the civil war in Nigeria 50 years ago.

What Are You Eating?

RTÉ One  Friday, 20:30 - 21.00

Philip Boucher-Hayes takes a closer look at breakfast, and asks if a more modern breakfast is better than the traditional fry-up.

King Lear

BBC Two   Monday , 21:30 - 23.45  

Richard Eyre's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Jim Broadbent and more. Anthony Hopkins as the aging monarch divides his kingdom with tragic consequences for family and state.

Lessons to Accompany Clips from TV programmes.

   Building Ireland - Educational Material

Building Ireland was a TV series broadcast on RTÉ that explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of Irish towns and cities.

The makers of the series, Esras Films, have made 18 short video clips from the programmes available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused lessons around the clips.

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