Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

TV: Murder at the Pigeon House

TV: Murder at the Pigeon House

Taken Down has been praised for setting its story among people for whom life is a constant trial, in circumstances that reflect little credit on this Republic. But the first episode had an air of earnestness that dulled the edge of the drama

Marching to the beat of Le Carré’s drum

Marching to the beat of Le Carré’s drum

Reviewed This Week The Little Drummer Girl: (BBC One) A Riot of their Own: (RTÉ One) Doing Money...

TV: ’Tis the season to be psychic and psychotic

TV: ’Tis the season to be psychic and psychotic

Much of the second season’s first episode had a surreal/supernatural air quite at odds with the first series, and this might jolt viewers. But Mr Mercedes remains character-rich

Presidential palaver as Operation Get Higgins cranks into gear

Presidential palaver as Operation Get Higgins cranks into gear

Reviewed This Week Pat Kenny’s Big Debate: Presidential Special 2018: Virgin Media One Claire B...

TV: Huberman’s comedic return hits bum notes

TV: Huberman’s comedic return hits bum notes

In Finding Joy (RTÉ One), moments of sophistication in dialogue or narrative are mixed with others where the humour seems forced and crude

TV: Crying shame as Courtney puts a human face on the housing crisis

TV: Crying shame as Courtney puts a human face on the housing crisis

I suspect there are going to be more shocking and very upsetting situations to come in the next three episodes of This Crowded House

Ringing true without looking the part

Ringing true without looking the part

Reviewed This Week The Bailout: Virgin Media One The Flu that Killed 50 Millio: BBC One Who Do Yo...

An absorbing journey out of the shadow of death

An absorbing journey out of the shadow of death

As the documentary Orla Tinsley: Warrior (RTÉ One) opened, she was in New York studying for a creative writing master’s in Columbia University while on a lung transplant list in New York Presbyterian Hospital

Intimations of mortality

Intimations of mortality

The brilliantly scripted Killing Eve (RTÉ One) is a terrific new series based on the four novellas written by Luke Jennings that make up Codename Villanelle

A ‘timebomb’ who refuses to be defused by the Church

A ‘timebomb’ who refuses to be defused by the Church

Mary McAleese’s Modern Family (RTÉ One) was a measured look at the lifestyles of a number of Irish families illustrating the diversity of what may constitute a family in modern Ireland, laced with comments by members of the hierarchy

Finding a personal connection to the Irish question

Finding a personal connection to the Irish question

Reviewed This Week 1968: The Long March: RTÉ One The Game: RTÉ One Fake Or Fortune: BBC One Las...

Carving Hume’s legacy in stone

Carving Hume’s legacy in stone

Reviewed This Week In the Name of Peace - John Hume in Americal: RTE One Better Call Saul: Netfli...

Tracing the brawny roots of hurling

Tracing the brawny roots of hurling

If I’m somewhat puzzled as to where the next two programmes will take us, the first episode of The Game was remarkable for the expressively articulate, passionate and intelligent contributions of players and pundits alike

Brennan and Creedon on the road again

Brennan and Creedon on the road again

Reviewed This Week Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour: RTÉ One The Road Less Travelled: RTÉ One Who...

Keeping tabs on the gatekeepers of a social media giant

Keeping tabs on the gatekeepers of a social media giant

Inside Facebook was an eye-opener, revealing that the content of Mark Zuckerberg’s connected world is moderated for Britain by Irish people, based in Dublin and employed by a company called CPL