Here's a fine alternative to the News (followed by George Lee telling us how we're all fecked because none of us can afford to keep pensions: Pension Shock: The Future is Now, 9.30pm RTE1). It's 1963 and the Jet Age is dawning as Pan American Worldwide Airlines unveils its Boeing 707 Clipper Majestic, captained by the cocky and charismatic Dean Lowery. However, when Dean's choice for lead stewardess, Bridget Pierce, mysteriously disappears on the heels of his marriage proposal, a frantic search for a replacement produces Maggie Ryan, a rebellious bohemian who is continually running afoul of the airline's rigid dress code. Joining Dean and Maggie are Kate Cameron, an adventuresome twenty-four year old; her younger sister Laura who has become a celebrity after her picture landed on the cover of Life when she ran out on her wedding and joined Pan Am; and the young French beauty Colette Valois. More new viewing, you say? A new series of Republic of Telly hits and misses from 9.50pm...