Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

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

RTÉ boomerangs back to home turf

RTÉ boomerangs back to home turf

Television for Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and even The Pope’s Children

TV: Remember, remember the 5th of November

TV: Remember, remember the 5th of November

On the evidence of the first episode, Gunpowder is more than a history lesson; it also makes for tense, intelligent, searching drama, and the on-screen brutality is justified

TV Review: Silliness and slow reveals in the salon

TV Review: Silliness and slow reveals in the salon

A cast of spectacularly loquacious, opinionated, inquisitive and flamboyant hairdressers

TV: How they fell for the Führer’s fiery words

TV: How they fell for the Führer’s fiery words

Hitler’s People (RTÉ 2) was the first of a two-part German documentary based on his work which, oddly enough, was shown in an English version from SBS Australia

Flat dialogue risks killing off crime drama

Flat dialogue risks killing off crime drama

'I’d be agreeably surprised if Acceptable Risk were to take a turn for the better and, with four more episodes to go, it would certainly need to'

TV: Gleeson steering in the right direction

TV: Gleeson steering in the right direction

If you want a Stephen King detective thriller without the supernatural but with an outstanding performance by an Irish actor in the leading role, watch Mr Mercedes

TV: Gaelic noir has strong undertow

TV: Gaelic noir has strong undertow

Making Grace Harte (TG4) in black and white was a good and courageous decision

TV Review: The tipping of the scales of injustice

TV Review: The tipping of the scales of injustice

A perfect body mass index is not the only measure of a person’s right to respect, but a poor BMI might well indicate a life that is crushingly limited in its options