Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

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.

Kiely: Once banned, now celebrated

Kiely: Once banned, now celebrated

Ben Kiely's seductive, hypnotic voice is seldom heard these days.

McGahern hidden in a world of his own

McGahern hidden in a world of his own

The man, about 70 years old and a bit of a philosopher by his talk, walks down country lanes and across fields.

Reeling in the dance-hall entrepreneurs

Reeling in the dance-hall entrepreneurs

It's almost a quarter of a century since Bowser Egan asked Bridie to come into the field in Pat O'Connor's film The Ballroom of Romance.

New Year TV films

New Year TV films

St Stephen’s Day: Spartacus, 7.30am, RTE 1

New Year TV films

New Year TV films

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New Year TV films

New Year TV films

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Christmas TV films

Christmas TV films

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