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Top 10 Must-Watch TV & Streaming Gems in October: Frasier, Bodies, and Beckham, Oh My!


RTÉ One, Weds Oct 4
Aoife Moore delves into the dark side of online dating, speaking with individuals who have encountered scams, revenge porn, and other forms of misconduct that can have a lasting impact on victims.

Netflix, Oct 4
A captivating four-part documentary series on the life of the iconic footballer, David Beckham, is set to premiere on Netflix. The series promises “unprecedented access” to Beckham himself, as well as his family and friends. Notably, former footballer Roy Keane appears as one of the talking heads on the show, with his close friend Gary Neville serving as executive producer.

TG4, Oct 5
A new series titled “Tarrthálaithe na hÉireann” focuses on the dedicated rescue teams, mostly made up of volunteers, who respond to emergencies in the mountains and along the coasts of Ireland. The series showcases the work of in-shore lifeboats at Banna Beach and Bantry Bay, as well as the efforts of Kerry Mountain Rescue.

Channel 4, Oct 7
Cork takes center stage in the first episode of “Julia Bradbury’s Irish Journey,” a new series featuring the Dublin-born presenter. Bradbury explores the culinary offerings of Kinsale, visits the Famine graveyard in Skibbereen, and makes a stop at Mizen Head, showcasing the beauty and history of the region.

Sky Documentaries/NOW, Oct 8
The Kardashian family returns to our screens with a three-part series titled “House of Kardashian.” This series aims to provide a deeper insight into the lives of the famous family, beyond what is shown in their reality show. Whether you love them or hate them, the Kardashians have become a cultural phenomenon of the 21st century.

BBC Two, mid-Oct
The highly anticipated return of “Later with Jools Holland” brings a new series filled with musical talent. The first episode features performances by Jorja Smith and The National. Irish guests, including CMAT and Róisín Murphy, are scheduled for future episodes. Additionally, Corinne Bailey Rae, who will be attending the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, is set to make an appearance.

Netflix, Oct 19
Stephen Graham stars in the adaptation of Si Spencer’s graphic novel, “Bodies.” This thrilling series combines elements of science fiction and police procedurals as different detectives from different eras investigate cases involving the same victim.

RTÉ One, Oct 9
Former soccer manager Brian Kerr and Niamh Dwyer of Fr Mathews Basketball Club in Cork are among the participants in the documentary “Secrets From The Sidelines,” which focuses on Irish amateur sport. The film provides a unique perspective on the highs and lows experienced by parents, players, and coaches in this sector.

Disney+, Oct 13
A new round of the beloved kiddie-horror series “Goosebumps” arrives on Disney+. Adapted from the popular books by RL Stine, this comedy-horror follows five youngsters as they grapple with the supernatural forces they unintentionally unleash.

Apple TV, Oct 13
In the highly anticipated revival of “Frasier,” Kelsey Grammer reprises his role as the beloved psychiatrist. Returning to Boston, where the character was first introduced in the bar at Cheers, the 10-episode series reunites Frasier with his old stomping grounds. While it remains uncertain if any of his former barfly friends will make an appearance, Nicholas Lyndhurst, known for his role as Rodney in “Only Fools and Horses,” joins the cast.

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