With Stormont still in limbo, agreement seems as far away as ever. The first programme since the summer hears from four of the five main parties on what progress, if any is being made during the continuing talks on the hill. With no sitting Assembly, we ask two MLAs what they are doing to justify their salaries? And former Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy opens up about the challenges he's faced in having to find a new job since losing his seat.
In this week’s episode, Joe visits Broughderg in Co. Tyrone, where he attempts to decipher the secrets of a stone circle, gets a mountain-biking lesson in Davagh Forest Park and meets a family that are some of the last inhabitants of a remote mountain valley.
Richard Cull tells the remarkable story of the family-run racing car company based in Co Down, Crosslé Cars.
Joe travels to Castlepollard in County Westmeath, home of not one, but two local castles. He explores the history of the two families, the Pollards and the Packenhams, and he meets the current Packenhams who chat about the house, the magnificent gardens and the family’s remarkable library and strong literary strain.
On UTV Life Pamela is joined by the legend that is May McFettridge and her co-stars as they embark on a spot of Dirty Dusting. Rita's behind the scenes with the exhiliarating stage show Titanic Dance. It's a game of two halves as Gaelic football meets rugby in Lurgan plus there's music from blues singer Grainne Duffy.
On UTV Life, it's a musical extravaganza as Pamela is joined by boyband megastar Shane Filan as he releases his third solo album, Love Always. From Westlife to The Saturdays and Rita's in Enniskillen with Una Healy and country legend Charley Pride plus the stars of the Billy Fury musical - Halfway to Paradise join Pamela right here.
Up Close looks at what motivated Royal Marine turned bombmaker Ciaran Maxwell to do what he did, and how he got away with it for so long.
Joe visits Lisbellaw in Co. Fermanagh, where he discovers how Victorian mills in the area got all their power from a small stream and how woollen blankets kept the population employed for a century. He also learns how the local community got together to resurrect an old lime-kiln.