Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

Grant silences the naysayers in style

Grant silences the naysayers in style

Grant delivers an entirely believable portrait of a man impaled on the tines of his own desire, at a time in 1960s Britain when homosexuality was a criminal offence

Monsters of privilege deal out true horror

Monsters of privilege deal out true horror

Reviewed This Week Patrick Melrose, Sky Atlantic Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, RTÉ O...

TV: The lurid, loud contest that turns me into a Europhobe

TV: The lurid, loud contest that turns me into a Europhobe

Eurovision is a gallimaufry of ever-more lurid digital special effects, crazy acts and songs that range from incoherent chicken-clucking to faux heavy-metal to winsome little ballads that seem lost in a mad world of national flag-waving and constipated patter

TV Rreview: This complete Aisling stays on the right side of inept

TV Rreview: This complete Aisling stays on the right side of inept

Seána Kerslake’s performance is again excellent, but the main interest in her character has to be in waiting to see what ludicrous thing she might do next

Cleaned-up Joy is still a toxic place

Cleaned-up Joy is still a toxic place

Back To The Joy (RTÉ One) saw Donald Taylor Black, 22 years on, revisit the prison

TV Review: Disappearing culture of the culchies

TV Review: Disappearing culture of the culchies

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club

Doing justice to a voice long silenced

Doing justice to a voice long silenced

A complex and often confusing affair (victims and numbers of the accused shared the same family name) was the subject of Colm Baireád’s Murdair Mhám Trasna (TG4)

A brave new whirl for wedding planner

A brave new whirl for wedding planner

My Big Day: Home or Away? (RTÉ 2) is so enthusiastically billed that I feared a power surge might blow the television

TV Review: Careering towards a dispiriting conclusion

TV Review: Careering towards a dispiriting conclusion

Strike’s latest adventure was crammed into two miserly episodes, the second offering a confusing shambles

TV: Why ancient Greece wasn’t just black and white

TV: Why ancient Greece wasn’t just black and white

Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One), an eight-part series made in conjunction with Netflix, casts Bella Dayne in the unenviable role of the most beautiful woman who ever lived

Getting wise to Weinstein and his perks of the job

Getting wise to Weinstein and his perks of the job

Emmanuel Kehoe on the week's television

TV: They’re back, and still trying too hard for laughs

TV: They’re back, and still trying too hard for laughs

The original series of Will & Grace apparently remains very popular with people who watched it as teenagers; but it was, and is, a bit too much of an American joke machine for my taste

TV: The losing end of a winning streak

TV: The losing end of a winning streak

We Won The Lotto (RTÉ One) was an engaging documentary, chiefly due to two participants whose lottery wins didn’t see them buying holiday islands, eating their dinner in swimming pools or being ogled by predatory nurses

TV: Fragile relationships on this earth

TV: Fragile relationships on this earth

More than a sentimental journey, In Search of the Lost Girl opened out into an intensely personal exploration of the fragile nature of survival in the developing world

TV Review: Nursing doubts about motherhood

TV Review: Nursing doubts about motherhood

Joanne McNally explored her feelings about having children on TV3