Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

You might like to push your fists into your eyes and rotate them furiously like a Chuckle Brother who’s just seen something he can’t quite believe.(...)

Jimmy McGovern: ‘The writers I admire write about things that matter.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On the day I’m supposed to interview Jimmy McGovern, he has to postpone to attend the funeral of a man who lost a child in the Hillsborough disaster 2(...)

Red Rock is a community-based soap set in a fictional Dublin coastal town that revolves around a Garda station

So will there be any love triangles? The creator and producers of TV3’s new soap opera Red Rock, exposed to the press for the first time last week,(...)

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Bruce (Nick Frost) is a portly, perennial also-ran who works at an engineering firm, where he faces merciless daily ribbings from Drew, the res(...)

Ready, steady, bicker: Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are the judges on The Taste

If The Taste (Channel 4, Tuesday) proves a hit for Nigella Lawson, it will be a case of revenge being a dish best served with a spoon. In the new cook(...)

The comedian Gary Cooke was the first to be relieved of his Celebrity MasterChef Ireland (RTÉ One, Sunday) apron, and as he went out the door he took (...)

Prime suspense: Gillian Anderson as DCI Gibson and Simon Delaney as McElroy in The Fall

I can’t be only one who locked up the house a little more securely on Sunday night after the tense first episode of The Fall (...)

Cliffhanger: Derek Mooney proves an affable, easy-going enthusiast in Secrets of the Irish Landscape

The aerial shots of our amazing countryside and coastline were stunning in Secrets of the Irish Landscape (RTÉ One, Sunday), quality work by al(...)

Long drawn-out: Aidan Gillen and Leila Mimmack in the series Mayday, which was two episodes too long

Perhaps I have watched too many crime dramas, but any time a station radically changes its schedule to make room for a series, I suspect all is(...)