Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

Dark comedy puts Bea’s star on the rise

Dark comedy puts Bea’s star on the rise

While not all the episodes of This Way Up are entirely successful, I defy you to watch Áine’s sudden collapse into depression in the bathroom of Shona’s flat in the first and not want to see the series through

TV review: High drama in dark tales of Generation Z

TV review: High drama in dark tales of Generation Z

Emmanuel Kehoe on the latest small screen offerings.

TV: Visceral slice of animal life is not for the squeamish

TV: Visceral slice of animal life is not for the squeamish

Ella McSweeney’s new programme about animal mechanics and behaviour involves vivid close-ups of creatures being dismantled in, of all places, Smock Alley Theatre, on Lower Exchange Street in Dublin

How a gentle look at an old flyer took wing

How a gentle look at an old flyer took wing

Reviewed This Week The Man Who Wanted to Fly: RTÉ One Poldark: BBC One How the Middle Class Ruin...

Superbrat: The tennis punk who shook up Wimbledon

Superbrat: The tennis punk who shook up Wimbledon

John McEnroe – Still Rockin’ at 60 (BBC One) recalled McEnroe’s outbursts that generated outrage in the press and among Wimbledon Brahmins during his playing days

An absurdist classic takes wing again

An absurdist classic takes wing again

Reviewed This Week Catch-22 Channel 4 Top Gear BBC Two Warrior Sky Atlantic There were books you ...

TV: Turning back the clock to the way we used to meet

TV: Turning back the clock to the way we used to meet

What Under The Clock (RTÉ One) did was open yet another, not unfamiliar window on Ireland’s often restrictive socio-sexual past

Sudden arrival of Streep raises the bar for a superior show

Sudden arrival of Streep raises the bar for a superior show

Meryl Streep has burst in among the fictional housewives of Monterey in season two of Big Little Lies (Sky Atlantic) introducing a full-blown, subtly threatening character from her first moments on screen

Land League hero was a true radical

Land League hero was a true radical

Reviewed This Week Michael Davitt – Radacach: TG 4 Chernobyl: Sky Atlantic Killing Eve: RTÉ Tw...

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,...