THE REMOTE IS our weekly look at upcoming TV highlights.
From drama and comedy to factual TV and reality TV, we’ll bring you some of the shows to watch from traditional broadcasters and major streaming services.
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Something whipping a dead tiger
If you thought two Netflix documentary series and two Louis Theroux specials weren’t enough, “The Tiger King” now has a scripted show to its name.
Well, Joe Exotic himself is in prison, so John Cameron Mitchell plays him in this new series, with SNL’s Kate McKinnon playing Joe’s rival Carole Baskin.
Joe versus Carol seeks to garner more social media buzz from perhaps the world’s most notorious animal abuse case.
When is it? Steaming Friday March 4 on Sky, NOW TV and Peacock
Something to tickle your taste buds
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Stanley Tucci: in search of Italy Does exactly what it says on the tin.
The Italian-American actor travels to his family’s homeland to meet people and eat the best he can find. Tucci won an Emmy Award for the travel series.
Not bad for driving, eating pasta and drinking wine. What’s not to like?
When is it? Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC Two
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As part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, VM TV is broadcasting a host of Irish productions this week. It’s not dark yet is one of those movies.
The documentary narrated by Colin Farrell tells the groundbreaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish filmmaker with motor neuron disease as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye technology.
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When is it? Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Virgin Media Three
How to get creative
Source: RTE Kids/YouTube
It’s the art club! is a new series for young artists on the National College of Art and Design campus.
The show promises to bring young people behind the scenes from different industries to be “artist apprentices” for a day. They will try all sorts of creative careers, from pottery turning and costume design to sign painting, glass blowing and special effects model making.
Muralist Holly Pereira and sculptor Shane Keeling welcome creative talent.
When is it? Thursday at 5 p.m. on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player