Tuesday TV highlights: Cate Blanchett in Mrs America, Scannal! revisits the smoking ban


RTÉ One, 7pm

Ban smoking in pubs? It just can’t be done, they said. A look back to 2003 when then Minister for Health drove through the revolutionary legislation, despite opposition from the tobacco lobby, the hospitality industry, and many smokers.

War On Plastic with Hugh and Anita

BBC One, 8pm

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani revisit their battle against single-use plastic, an issue that has fallen off the agenda somewhat during the Covid crisis.

In this episode they target outlets that sell sandwiches wrapped in plastic, and the fast-food companies that give away millions of plastic toys with their meals.

How to Cook Well With Rory O’Connell

RTÉ One, 8.30pm

In a new run of the series, the Ballymaloe chef prepares dishes with smoked salmon, and fried brill, as well as making a ginger, turmeric and lemon cake.

Mrs America

RTÉ One, 10.15pm

After a recent broadcast on BBC, this quality drama about American conservative campaigner Phyllis Schlafly gets a run on this side of the pond.

Cate Blanchett is excellent in the role of the real-life figure who fought against feminism in the 1970s and beyond.

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