Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

The changin' times of Bob Dylan

The changin' times of Bob Dylan

Martin Scorsese's monument to Bob Dylan's early career ran over two nights but covered only a few years in the man's life.

It's a dog's life for the Wife Swap set

It's a dog's life for the Wife Swap set

Sometimes watching reality television brings on a strange feeling of togetherness with people long ago.

Poignant and painful in Portrane

Poignant and painful in Portrane

I was wondering when the ordure would hit the fan as I watched The Asylum (RTE1).

Focus on drink replaces kitchen sink

Focus on drink replaces kitchen sink

A long time ago in what might just as well be a land far away, a writer (and actor) with a slightly exotic assumed name wrote a novel about an Irish village.

Steady Eddie, politicians and the lash

Steady Eddie, politicians and the lash

Thomas Hobbes, that 17th century soundbite man, invented the phrase “nasty, brutish and short'‘.

The weird world of life and death

The weird world of life and death

Well Holy God. Confirmation once again that the world is full of Lovely Girls who dote on their parents, study hard, do good deeds and go out with the same chap for seven years.

This Collins is not the film nice guy

This Collins is not the film nice guy

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This Collins is not the film nice guy

This Collins is not the film nice guy

The Squad, by T Ryle Dwyer, Mercier Press, €13.

Sex, terror and Sherlock Holmes

Sex, terror and Sherlock Holmes

“And still they gazed and still the wonder grew". Was an accidentally prescient Oliver Goldsmith unwittingly describing how many viewers must feel about couples who take their sexual problems out of the bedroom and onto the television?

Miriam's chat-show foray falls flat

Miriam's chat-show foray falls flat

The tang of neighbours' barbecue smoke penetrates the darkened room.

Farewell to Haughey and sexy Nigella

Farewell to Haughey and sexy Nigella

So we say farewell to Haughey (RTE 1). Its four-week run has drawn fire from many individuals, some with already sharpened axes to grind anew.

Slaying dragons in the Dail dungeons

Slaying dragons in the Dail dungeons

“Who‘s going to slay the dragon?” Seamus Brennan asked, a teaser question leading into tomorrow night's episode of Haughey (RTE1).

A kinder, gentler Genghis Khan

A kinder, gentler Genghis Khan

Micky Levy was a dying man. He'd been a jockey, and had worked with horses worldwide all his working life.

Travelling to entertaining extremes

Travelling to entertaining extremes

Travel programmes - and I don't mean those of the paella and paddling pools variety - draw the armchair viewer out into the dangerously wild world, taking them to places they're never likely to see.

TV Review: Papal saturation in the TV age

TV Review: Papal saturation in the TV age

The Papal blessing, framed in the hall ofmy grandparents' home,was from Leo XIII.