From cool pursuits in Istanbul to ambushes at home in Skyfall
Iconic Chat Show Golden Anniversary: On June 16, 1971, Michael Parkinson hosted viewers – and his guests, Royal Snapper Ray Bellasario and actor Terry-Thomas – for the inaugural edition of What was supposed to be a 10 week filler show. Instead, the show ran for over 650 episodes with interviews from over 2,000 guests.
Michael said this is going to be an honest assessment, so he will reflect on some of the encounters that didn’t go so well, including his famous awkward encounter with Meg Ryan and an interview with Helen Mirren that went viral some 40 years later. it was first broadcast.
RTÉ2, 9 p.m.
James Bond tracks down the mastermind behind a terrorist attack on MI6 and discovers a former agent with an idea of revenge. Action thriller with Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. Stunning Istanbul chase scenes and elaborate homecoming traps in Skyfall.
The classic George Orwell story takes place in a world where absolute conformity in deed, word and thought, including loyalty to Big Brother, is demanded. With John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.
Tokyo 2020: Paralympic Games Live – 9 a.m. RTÉ2 – continues all week
Gaa: All of Ireland football semi-final.v . Kick-off at 3.30 p.m. All Ireland Minor Football Championship final. 7.15 p.m. TG4
Rugby: Women’s Interprovincial Ruby Series. First round.v . 2:15 p.m. TG4
Premier League:v , 12:30 p.m., BT Sport; v , 5:30 p.m., Sky Sports
Against the Wire, Newstalk, 9 p.m .: Bairbre Flood travels to Lesvos, Greece, to speak to volunteers and refugees working in Moria refugee camp. A repetition.