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
Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial
Channel 4: 10:00pm
This is one of those shows you just can't miss. I mean it's Jon Snow stoned... need we say more? In this programme,...
BBC 1: 9.00pm
The last episode in this tearjerker of a series in which people get to say thank you or sorry to people of their past....BBC One |
Natural World: Super-powered Owls
Owls! Yes, they're the weird creepy things from Twin Peaks or the mascot for The Late Late Show, depending on who you ask....BBC Two |
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Luck of...
This one-off special explores the lives of travellers on both sides of the Irish Sea. In England, 16-year-old Lully prepares...TV3 |
Horizons: Secrets of the Solar...
New planets are now being discovered outside our solar system on a regular basis, and these strange new worlds are forcing...BBC Two |
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
You can't really fault Michael Bay for replicating the first Transformers in Revenge of the Fallen. After all, it was a...FilmFour |