The BBC’s Tudor drama is literate and atmospheric; an Irish documentary on being gay is quietly powerful when it stays on home ground; and the last word on RTÉ’s ‘Charlie’
Review: The airwaves were full of an issue that refuses to shed its significance
Review: Newstalk host’s need for controversy clouds his performance. Joe Duffy stays calm to better effect
Review: The product placement would put you off eating at TV3’s new place, where Jackie Lavin is this week’s celeb cook. On RTÉ, Norah Casey has a lot more luck
Review: David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s police drama is still a must-see – unlike RTÉ’s Charles Haughey drama
Review: ‘Last Word’ host sees wider angles in story about cheap pints for unemployed
Review: Anyone tuning in to see shaking scenery and ropey acting will have been disappointed
Review: What’s not to like about Richard Curtis's adaptation of the Roald Dahl story, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench?
Review: ‘From Dance Hall Days to Boogie Nights’, Will Leahy’s documentary on Irish nightclubs, is more interested in groping in the shadows than dancing in the dark, but it’s still diverting
No New Year’s Day fireworks or giddy studio shenanigans for launch of UTV Ireland
Review: ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘The Fall’ topped 2014’s list of unmissable, set-the-recorder-for series. Brendan O’Carroll’s comedy didn’t make it
Review: A good year for Ryan Tubridy, Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke. But where are all the women presenters?
It’s a big few days on the telly, with lots on for children as well as Christmas specials of some favourite dramas. And there’s a great selection of films to choose from, too
Review: The James Nesbitt drama worked toward a satisfying conclusion – until we were informed it ain’t over. ‘The Fall’ should just stay down
Review: Newstalk host brings wry view to seasonal jollity but comes unstuck on women’s issues
Review: ‘The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies’ is not subtle about its message
Review: Canadian finds her voice in RTÉ defector’s old slot, while Pat Kenny loses his cool in a fractious confrontation
Review: Twenty-five years after the first ‘Simply Delicious’, the chef and her brother cook up some festive family fare
Review: TDs steered clear of tragic case of homeless man. Sean O’Rourke and Joe Duffy brought humanity
Review: Newstalk’s Breakfast presenter mixes wit and insight to win listeners, but even he cannot lift the lethargy as a guest on the RTÉ Radio 1 show
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