Bionic cats and Irish rock stars


Dawn Renton takes a look at the week’s TV highlights

The Supervet

(Thursday, Channel 4, 8.00 p.m.)

I do love an animal programme although I normally end up bawling my eyes out. In the last in this series, vet Noel Fitzpatrick takes a look at 12-year-old cat Pixie, who has been hit by a car and brought in by owner Diane. The vet believes he can help the animal walk again with the aid of a revolutionary bionic implant. He also treats a Great Dane called Ellie who has deformed bones and discs. Bless.

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

(Friday, BBC4, 9.00 p.m.)

Documentary telling the story of how rock music helped bring about change for Ireland over 40 years. From the pioneering touring showbands of the late 1950s through to the modern day, the film packs a lot in and features contributions from U2, Sinead O’Connor and Bob Geldof.

You’re Back in the Room

(Saturday, STV, 8.20 p.m.)

You can always rely on a game show being on the telly on a Saturday Night. Phillip Schofield is joined by illusionist Keith Barry where five strangers team up to win a potential £25,000 by completing apparently simple challenges. The only things standing between them and the money is the fact that hey have all been hypnotised. Okay...


(Monday, Channel 5, 9.00 p.m.)

The crime thriller based on characters from the Batman comics, returns after a mid-series break. Having been reassigned to guard duty at Arkham Asylum, Jim Gordon investigates a series of attacks on inmates with the help of Dr Leslie Thompkins and Fish Mooney’s plan to overthrow the underworld boss gathers pace.