Blokey gags fail to mask deeper failings. For a lesson in radio control, tune in to Pat Kenny
UTV’s new crime series borrows from the Scandi noir ‘The Bridge’, but Reece Shearsmith’s detective is too odd to be believable. At least we can relish ‘Jamie’s Comfort Food’
In ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ Mrs Ashmawy strides through the stunts. In ‘Addicts’ Symphony’ classical musicians grapple with unexpected problems
Despite a misfiring narrator, ‘The Scandal of Mrs Leeson, Lyric FM’s documentary about a madam in Georgian Dublin, is compelling fare. And after a year of finding his feet, Sean O’Rourke’s future looks good
‘The Rose of Tralee’ has tried to modernise. But all that’s amazing about it is the number of us who still watch
Joe Duffy’s show on RTÉ Radio 1 turns the capital’s descent into the abyss. Over on 2FM, Ryan Tubridy has an unexpectedly global outlook
TV Review: First night of ‘The Rose of Tralee’ was heavy on beauty but light on talent displays
The BBC series starring Maxine Peake and John Simm is a far cry from ‘Downton Abbey’. So how come it’s looking like good Sunday-night TV?
A great cast can’t save ‘In the Club’ from its obvious plots, which lack the ingenuity of ‘The Honourable Woman’
Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene are cheery hosts but stunningly banal. It’s a chirpy John Murray who provides more substance
Why would you want a child to memorise a deck of cards? And will Paul Kimmage get a chance to see the bright side?
Impartiality unintentionally skews RTÉ news show’s coverage of Palestinian conflict, while Jon Snow’s outrage is more deliberate
A documentary on four Donegal brothers with a passion for surfing has a romance of its own
A documentary on Michaella McCollum Connolly, jailed in Peru for drug smuggling, gets too close to her family for cool appraisal
The debacle surrounding the Croke Park concerts gets serious attention, with only Ray D’Arcy striking the right note