Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

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

TV: Winning over the Britons

TV: Winning over the Britons

Brittania's script is very modern, almost suburban, with none of the curious faux-Latin English syntax of the Spartacus series

Legal drama proves law of diminishing returns

Legal drama proves law of diminishing returns

Reviews of Striking Out, Micko and Derry Girls

From Russian godfathers to the mean streets of Paris

From Russian godfathers to the mean streets of Paris

The whole initially leisurely, elegantly directed, geographically far-flung series is fiction derived from investigative journalist Misha Glenny’s non-fiction book McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime

TV: Cops, comedies and comeback specials

TV: Cops, comedies and comeback specials

A round-up of the best small-screen picks for the festive season

TV: Looking down on us from a great height

TV: Looking down on us from a great height

Dermot Bannon's New York Homes was largely a realtor’s tour of fabulously expensive empty spaces with extravagant interiors awaiting buyers and inviting envy

Charlie Bird flying back in time again

Charlie Bird flying back in time again

Plain talking reporter or personality? The result of Bird's new tv show is not always a happy hybrid

A modern take on mother’s ruin

A modern take on mother’s ruin

Emmanuel Kehoe on the week's television