Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

A compelling glimpse into a frightening near future

A compelling glimpse into a frightening near future

Reviewed This Week Years and Years: BBC One The Virtues: Channel 4 How to Live Better for Longer:...

Apocalyptic grimness lightened by the blackest of farce

Apocalyptic grimness lightened by the blackest of farce

Reviewed This Week Chernobyl: Sky Atlantic Line of Duty: BBC One Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song:...

TV: Stretching luminaries beyond their elastic limits

TV: Stretching luminaries beyond their elastic limits

You’d have to ask yourself why RTÉ appears to be content to fill a prime Sunday night slot, classically a drama hotspot, with versions of lifestyle and wish-list light entertainment

It’s a Wilde story told with love

It’s a Wilde story told with love

Reviewed This Week The Importance of Being Oscar: BBC Four Line of Duty: BBC One I greatly enjoye...

TV: A winter’s tale of survival and power

TV: A winter’s tale of survival and power

Game of Thrones has been a long and engaging parable about the getting, using and holding of power by any means possible

How a church took a grip on Irish life

How a church took a grip on Irish life

Reviewed This Week Rome v Republic RTÉ One Fleabag BBC Two Killing Eve RTÉ Two Cardinal Cullen,...

Thoroughly modern men in a New York state of mind

Thoroughly modern men in a New York state of mind

Reviewed This Week Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure RTÉ One For Folk’s Sake – Morris Dan...

TV: The high price of a lifelong devotion to trad music

TV: The high price of a lifelong devotion to trad music

Slán Leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music (RTÉ One) became a revelatory monologue that was sometimes challenging, sometimes baffling, but in the end absorbing

Mrs Brown’s Boys meets the Troubles: Lots of energy, not enough laughs

Mrs Brown’s Boys meets the Troubles: Lots of energy, not enough laughs

As in Mrs Brown’s Boys, there are wee moments in Derry Girls that transcend slapstick to make points, but these are repeatedly overwhelmed by overstatement, credulity-straining scenarios and some frankly coarse acting

Peeling away the layers of a family’s murder

Peeling away the layers of a family’s murder

Reviewed This Week Claire Byrne Live: Her Name Is Clodagh: RTÉ One This Time: BBC One Now You Se...

TV: A slow and tawdry slice of real-life crime

TV: A slow and tawdry slice of real-life crime

In Dirty John, Debra Newell (Connie Britton), who is four times divorced and a successful businesswoman, falls for John Meehan (Eric Bana), a practised, brazen conman who presents himself to her as a doctor/anaesthesiologist who served in Iraq

Bannon takes a wide-eyed look at where the other half live

Bannon takes a wide-eyed look at where the other half live

Reviewed This Week Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes: RTÉ One Das Boot: Sky Atlantic Dermot Ban...

TV: Reclaiming Ireland’s old revolutionary shibboleths

TV: Reclaiming Ireland’s old revolutionary shibboleths

In The Irish Revolution (RTÉ One), there are no leisurely academic interpretations. It’s very visual. The small army of historians, veterans and new recruits are there only to interject strategic, pithy and illuminating observations

Arrogance drags Britain towards the brink

Arrogance drags Britain towards the brink

Reviewed This Week Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil: BBC Two Deutschland 86: RTÉ Two Shooting ...

TV: Shining a light on a sensitive issue

TV: Shining a light on a sensitive issue

Prime Time entered the debate with, rather surprisingly, only one trans person talking about their experience