In Ireland, Yeats is rightly regarded as the poet laureate of the new nation. In Britain he is regarded as a romantic, Irish dreamer. But the reality of his life and work after Ireland had won independence was a good deal earthier, and a good deal more interesting. This new documentary by award-winning director Maurice Sweeney concentrates on the later work of the great poet and the themes that inspired him as an ageing man. In looking at Yeats' later life and work, the film reveals a very different Yeats to the poet we learnt about in school.
WB Yeats: No Country For Old Men. RTE1: 10.15pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 16:30 | Tuesday 27th November 2012 | TV Highlights
Live International Football:...
Setanta Ireland: 7.30pm
The Republic of Ireland host Belarus at Turner's Cross in the last warm up friendly before Martin O'Neill makes his 23 man...
RTE One: 8.30pm
The first of a 10 part series that sees Donal Skehan travel to cities around Europe to discover their cuisine and culture...
Euro '88: We Can Beat This Lot
As Ireland prepares to head to Euro 2016, this first of two programmes looks back on Ireland's first ever European...
The Tunnel: Sabotage
Sky Atlantic: 9.00pm
The second season of the bilingual drama concludes tonight. After a season of twists and turns the lives of detective Karl...
The season finale of The Flash sees our hero dealing with the fallout of tragic loss. Feeling alone and out of sorts Bary...|
RTE One: 10.15pm
First episode in this new crime drama, starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar as detectives investigating a cold-case...