Seems like old times: British prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Sadiq Khan campaign for Remain on May 30th, 2016. Cameron is back in the public eye with the release of his memoirs, an interview Monday on UTV, and a documentary Thursday on BBC1. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Brendan Gleeson stars in Mr Mercedes, Sue Cox plays matchmaker in Love in the Countryside, and Ben Kingsley pops up on TG4 in new (...)


Vicky Phelan and Maeve Higgins on The Late Late, evil Barry O’Hanlon back being menacing for Fair City’s 30th anniversary, Strictl(...)

Births of a nation in a new run of The Rotunda, Thursday on RTÉ2: Liam and Sam Kelly with son Ollie and twins Luke and Leo...

Another baby boom at The Rotunda, plus Mary Black and De Valera i Meiriceá, and the return of Neven’s Spanish Trails

Rosamund Pike and  Chris O’Dowd in State of the Union, Sunday night on BBC2

Sinéad O’Connor leads returning Late Late line-up, plus Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike in a new marital comedy, Monty Python 50 ye(...)


Ross O’Carroll-Kelly and his alter ego profiled, plus Martin Freeman in true-life police drama, the return of QI and Grand Designs(...)

Sand artist Kseniya Simonova, winner of Ukraine's Got Talent, on Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, Saturday on Virgin One and UTV.

BBC premieres scathing Harvey Weinstein exposé, plus Junior Eurovision’s Irish search on TG4, the movies and the Troubles, and the(...)

Dáithí Ó Sé at the 2017 Rose of Tralee launch in Malahide Castle. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Roses in bloom once more, plus the return of the Bake Off and Love Your Garden

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders, Sunday on BBC1

Peaky Blinders returns, plus Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Jane Austen’s Sanditon

The next generation at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019: brothers Bobby (7) and Finn (10) Hand from Dunleer, Co Louth on August 11th. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nationwide at the Fleadh Cheoil, plus Olivia O’Leary on the great Emancipator, Ireland’s first exorcist movie, surfing life in Lah(...)

 Cher pose  in October 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Uber-diva Cher profiled, plus Woodstock and royal princeses documentaries, an Irish-languge short on TG4, and new French thriller (...)

Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson joins Kathy Burke, Tuesday on Channel 4

New drama Deep Water, a history of rugby, Kathy Burke on women today, and Woodstock revisited

Creedon’s Atlas of Ireland, Sunday on RTÉ One

John Creedon searches for the places behind the names, plus the dragons are back in their den with a new fire breather and WWII by(...)

Davy Fitzgerald and Michael O’Brien on the pitch before the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Round 3 match between Wexford and Tipperary at Innovate Wexford Park on February 17th, 2019. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Michael O’Brien inspires his Wexford hurling heroes, the legacy of Jade Goody 10 years on, plus Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan rete(...)

Blarney: A Year on the Estate, Sunday on RTÉ One

The big business of Blarney Castle, plus acclaimed Fosse/Verdon miniseries, John Cleese in Hold the Sunset and the return of Danis(...)

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell in Fosse/Verdon, beginning Friday on BBC2

Powerhouse Fosse/Verdon series begins, plus John Cleese back in Hold the Sunset, Ella McSweeney on How Animals Work, and the bizar(...)

Fred Brathwhite in A Fresh Guide to Florence with Fab 5 Freddy, Saturday on BBC2. Photographer: Eddie Knox

Freddie Mercury the greatest showman? Plus Fab 5 Freddy in the Renaissance

Eve Myles in the second series of Keeping Faith, Tuesday on BBC1

Daniel Radcliffe and Lulu get blasts from their passt, Keeping Faith and Lethal Weapon return, awfully cute critters, and Irish do(...)

Amy Winehouse in July 2009. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

‘Shocking’ telly, return of the Bros, the death of Amy, and the late Judith Kerr celebrated

Roisin Conaty as Marcella in GameFace, Wednesday on Channel 4

A new run of Roisin Conaty’s GameFace, plus plenty of moon walking, the Bros are back, art in Leinster House, male circumcision . (...)

Poster art for Atlanta: Robbin’ Season, Saturday on BBC2

From gazing at the moon to gazing at Aidan Turner, back as Poldark one last time

8 Days: To the Moon & Back, Wednesday on BBC2

BBC gets personal inside the Apollo 11 capsule, Ardal O’Hanlon revisits the showband era

Edna O’Brien in  April 1966:. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Profiles of two national icons – Edna O’Brien and Twink – plus BBC documentary on what might be a ground-breaking cancer treatment

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid and when Donald Trump came to Doonbeg are the RTÉ picks, while BBC goes Inside the Bank of England

New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is opening for Villagers on July 12th.

Another year, another bunch of legendary concerts guaranteed to thrill

Shirley Manson at Electric Picnic in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

As they celebrate 25 years together, the band’s lead singer Shirley Manson explains why they’re as relevant today as they were in (...)

Burt Bacharach: So many great songs to his name.

The legendary songwriter has given us so many magic moments it’s hard to pick just 10, but here goes . . .

Kylie Minogue, here with fellow heartthrob Jason Donovan back in the day, will perform Sunday at Glastonbury. Photograph: PA Wire

Kylie & company at Glastonbury, plus ’70s-set US sitcom The Kids Are Alright, Auschwitz survivors 70 years on, and former tennis b(...)

’Some people are beginning to wonder if that much sought-after work-life balance is a myth, and if the constant pursuit of this chimera is causing us even more stress and frustration.’ Photograph: iStock

Is it possible to have happy and fulfilling work and personal lives without bending the laws of physics?

The Carry On from Away, £225

Don’t even think about going on holidays without these super-cool gadgets

Norah Casey (centre) with Mary Merritt and Elizabeth Coppin in Coming Home – When Dublin Honoured the Magdalenes, Tuesday on RTÉ One

The Magdalenes have their day in moving documentary, while Martina Navratilova continues debate on transgender athletes and Glasto(...)

Beecham House, Sunday at 9pm on UTV

‘Poldark in the Punjab’ – UTV’s Sunday night epic Beecham House, plus Goop’s Gwyneth on Graham Norton and Glastonbury’s greatest f(...)

George Clooney in Catch-22, beginning Thursday on Channel 4

George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in a new version of anti-war classic Catch-22, the ultimate DIY challenge on RTÉ, plus the return o(...)

Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff with a McLaren 600LT. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

New motorheads join the Top Gear team, plus Soccer Aid for Unicef, profiles of Michael Jackson and Tyson Fury, and the smoove groo(...)

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica during their sold out concert at Slane Castle, Co Meath, on Saturday. Phorograph: Arthur Carron

Review: Powerhouse show proved age has not withered the warrior spirit of the fearsome foursome

Andrew Scott in Fleabag

Andrew Scott of Fleabag and Black Mirror on Graham Norton, plus D-Day for surviving veterans and Jennifer Saunders with clips of c(...)

May and Seamus McGee on their wedding day, profiled on Scannal: The McGee Case, Tuesday on RTÉ One

A new Love Island washes up, gay animals explained (possibly), the Ireland-Overlord connection, spooked Victorians and landmark co(...)

Laura Brennan: This Is Me, on the RTÉ Player from Friday

Late HPV campaigner Laura Brennan is profiled, Good Omens stars on Graham Norton, Britain’s Got Talent reaches the finale, and D-D(...)

The late HPV vaccination campaigner Laura Brennan profiled in This Is Me, on the RTÉ Player from Friday

The legacy of Laura Brennan, Bloom and Springwatch calling, recalling the Garth Brooks concert fiasco, and Peter Crouch previews t(...)

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Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner joins fellow X-Men on Graham Norton and Mel B tells all to Piers Morgan, plus Billie Eilish, Miley (...)

Unravelling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, Thursday on E4

The Big Bang Theory goes poof! Plus the Irish football split, Alistair Campbell on depression, snoopy singletons in Hot Property, (...)

Legendary Dubliner John Sheahan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Game of Throne’s Brienne of Tarth on Graham Norton, plus the Eurovision, Suranne Jones as the BBC’s Gentleman Jack, and more Durre(...)

The remains of the old Manhattan Cafe. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Cafe was an oasis for night owls looking to make the night last just a little bit longer

Emma Thompson in Years and Years, Tuesday on BBC1

Emma Thompson stars in new drama by Very English Scandal writer Russell T Davies, plus Ireland in the Eurovision semi-final and ne(...)

The Amur tiger cubs in episode 1 of The Zoo

Tubridy meets the children of Bobby Ryan, The Zoo hosts the cutest critters imaginable, Adele is profiled pre-break up, the Chelse(...)

Astronaut Gus Grissom before boarding the ill-fated Liberty Bell 7 at  Cape Canaveral in July 1961. On January 27th, 1967, Grissom and  fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger B Chaffee were killed  during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Kennedy. Photograph: AP/Nasa

Space is the place Thursday on TG4. Plus the Full Monty for men and women in a good cause, and profiles of Adele and late cancer w(...)

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The Late Late goes country while Tommy Tiernan returns with unknown knowns

Change of seasons: Kathryn Thomas in Weather Live, Tuesday-Thursday on RTÉ One

The GAA and Ireland today, Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure and her dementia choir, and what we talk about when we talk about the weat(...)

Mary Black leads the country to song, Sunday night on RTÉ One

Choosing Ireland’s folkie fave, plus sex talk on Channel 4, Dani & mammy at Mrs Brown’s, Baz Ashmawi winging it, and Sylvia Hoeks (...)

Fontaines DC. Photograph: Visionhaus/Getty

PlayIrish, a new digital radio station, aims to get small Irish acts the recognition they deserve

Sony XB01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

These dazzling new gadgets will brighten up even the dullest days

Sarah Reynolds, founder of Organised Chaos.

Professionals helping businesses to get organised can make a tidy sum

Vera Klute and her Luke Kelly sculpture on Two Lukes. Photograph: Gregory Dunn

Statuesque Luke Kelly, a long day in Lough Derg, the Camino by sea, the return of Super Garden, and Mark Kermode on the heyday of (...)

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway in The Hustle

Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar on The Late Late, Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson and Killing Eve Jodie Comer on Graham Norton and a new (...)

Paddy Smyth, Zoë Carol Wong, Ciara O’Doherty and Ruedi Maguire in The Fitting Room

Moving statues, sporting Irishwomen, hell in the Wicklow Mountains, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson on Graham Norton, and the retur(...)

Emilia Clarke in season 8 of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones and Avengers stars on Graham Norton, Neil Jordan, Una Healy and Tiger Roll on The Late Late, plus Ant’s comeback a(...)

Sandra Oh in series 2, episode 1 of Killing Eve, Wednesday on RTE2

Series 2 of Killing Eve, plus Kate Beckinsale in The Widow and Game of Thones and Avengers stars on Graham Norton

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome, Saturday on BBC2

Graham Norton, Ant & Dec and Jamie Oliver all return, while BBC2 looks at the life and work of Irish artist Sean Scully

One of Kinvara’s “Traught mermaids”  in Vitamin Sea

Royal babies, the death of Jill Dando, and the return of Graham Norton and Jamie Oliver

Howard Donald and Dario Franchitti in Mission Ignition

A new series of Line of Duty crashes through the telly while Take That’s Howard Donald takes to life in the fast lane

Derry Girls: Ardal O’Hanlon makes a guest appearance

Including Derry Girls, Blue Planet Live, This Time with Alan Partridge, and MasterChef

Colin Farrell in Dumbo. Photograph: Disney

Colin Farrell talks Dumbo on the Late Late, Dancing with the Stars comes to a climax and Blue Plant Live returns

MJ Rodriguez in Pose, Thursday on BBC2

Transgender stars rule in Pose, RTÉ profiles Ireland’s Hollywood rosary priest, and British mums try a new way to combat porn

Photograph: Alan Betson

A cavalcade of green for St Patrick’s Day, plus Ardal O’Hanlon on the era of showbands

Dearbhail McDonald hosts Fertility Shock

Mary Berry dishes, Irish celebs go global and Dearbhail McDonald brings a personal view to the fertility question

Daniel and Majella’s USA Road Trip, Sunday on RTÉ One

#MeToo fighter Rose McGowan tells Ray D’Arcy about taking on Harvey Weinstein, Monty Don goes back to the garden and Daniel & Maje(...)

Dylan Llewellyn, Saoirse Monica-Jackson, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Nicola Coughlan and Clare Harland in Derry Girls, Tuesday on Channel 4

Controversial Michael Jackson film plus returning Derry Girls, Monty Don and Fleabag

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Derry Girls on Tubridy, Meghan vs the Markles and Marianne Faithfull profiled

Billboard promoting Best Picture nominees Black Panther and Roma in Los Angeles. Estimates suggest Netflix has spent at least $25 million  on its Roma Oscar campaign. Photograph: Hunter Kerhart/The New York Times

Oscar highlights, the return of Alan Partridge, astonishing documentary Three Identical Strangers, and BBC's acclaimed Three Girls(...)

John Williams’s iconic Star Wars symphonic score gets a fresh workout by  as the cast and film-makers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens join some 6,000 fans at a surprise concert in San Diego on July 10th, 2015. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

The maestros behind cinema’s great scores, plus the RTÉ CO on Dancing with the Stars

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

How do we encourage more girls to defy the stereotypes and take up Stem subjects?

Leading Irish horsewoman Jessica Harrington, one of those profiled Thursday on TG4's Jump Girls. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Home of the Year, Other Voices, Big Narstie and Gogglebox all return this week

Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens, Friday night at 9pm on BBC2

Ireland’s top exorcist and a child star who was Michael Jackson’s friend on Late Late

Alica Keys hosts the Grammy Awards on Monday.

First Dates Ireland does Valentine’s Day, Monty Don explores Japanese gardens, and the skinny on thin people

Ryan Tubridy on the set of The Late Late Valentine’s Special

Valentine's special on the Late Late, how David Jones became David Bowie, and the return of Dermot Bannon

Éamon de Valera speaks from O’Connells monument in Ennis, Co Clare, where he was elected a member of parliament and national president of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Cillian Murphy narrates The Irish Revolution doc, Red Rock returns and Sonya Lennon's Strictly Business

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on January 20th, paving the way for the Patriots’ showdown with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. Photograh:  Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, plus Ireland’s Got Talent on Virgin and a Sons of Anarchy spin-off on the BBC

Stanley Matchett’s famous image from Bloody Sunday in Derry, one of many Troubles photographs discussed in Shooting the Darkness, Wednesday on RTÉ.

Photographing the Troubles, plus all-in holidays and profiles of Rory Best and Jo Brand

Joe Wicks. Photograph: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Hozier and ‘Body Coach’ Joe Wicks on the Late Late, Graham Norton's guests include Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, while Heather M(...)

Please don’t tell me I look ridiculous: Danny Dyer in Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family

Danny Dyer’s right royal blood, Ireland’s tourist sector, plus The Good Fight and Deutschland in the bad old days

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones

Late Late welcomes Game of Thrones’ ‘Onion Knight’ for preview of the final epic series

For her professional debut, Katie Taylor took on Poland’s Karina Kopinska at London’s SSE Arena on December 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Lawrence Lustig

Cold Feet returns as do Will and Grace, while Katie looks at the life of boxer Katie Taylor

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Saoirse Ronan on The Late Late, while Steve Coogan and John C Reilly chat with both Ryan Tubridy and Graham Norton; plus QI and Ve(...)

Rio Ayoub in Hygge

The return of Operation Transformation, Catastrophe and Silent Witness, plus a Brexit drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne on Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars returns for a third series, while Resistance dramatises the War of Independence

The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited

More Mrs Brown, the return of Luther and the Inbetweeners, and Graham Norton

March 17th: Jacob Stockdale touches down Ireland’s third try against England at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Beast from the East, Eighth Amendment repealed, All Blacks defeated: 2018 in summary

Our house is carpeted with wall-to-wall Lego, and it’s not very comfortable to walk on in your bare feet. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Kevin Courtney: The biggest hoarders in our house are aged 11 and eight

Phil Lynott does Dublin in  Old Town (1982).

Phil Lynott and Old Town, plus Take That, Kylie, Villagers, Nathan Carter, a profile of the GAA’s legendary Jayo and Dominic West (...)

Web moments of 2018: Elon Musk, Stormy Daniels and Childish Gambino

From The Caravan to Yanny or Laurel, Stormy v Trump and Elon’s tweets

RIP: Dolores O’Riordan, Aretha Franklin, Myrtle Allen and Stephen Hawking. Photographs: Tim Roney/Getty, Fred A Sabine/NBC via Getty, Eric Luke and Santi Visalli/Getty

From Dolores O’Riordan and Myrtle Allen to Stephen Hawking and Aretha Franklin

The Young Offenders Christmas

Mrs Brown and Young Offenders specials, a David Walliams adaptation, and more

Sick of vacuuming and having to come home to a cold house? These smart home tech products can help. Photograph: Getty

If you want to come home to a warm, well lit, vacuumed house with the playlist already on, then here’s what you need

He's right behind you: Karl Spain in Drogheda-filmed panto The Greatest Show That Never Was

Colin Farrell on The Late Late and a family-friendly version of Watership Down

Gavin James: “My ultimate fantasy Christmas dinner guest would be Frank Sinatra.” Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Gavin James, singer-songwriter

Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa (2004): The ultimate you-can-stuff-your-stocking Christmas movie, but will it make Mark Kermode's nice list? See Thursday, BBC4, 9pm

Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver, Darina Allen and Rory O’Connell weave their Christmas cooking magic

They’ll be the judge of that: The Ireland’s Fittest Family final, Sunday, RTÉ One

Sportspeople of the year in Ireland and the UK, the fittest of the fit, and a Strictly finale

The Muppets Christmas Carol.

There’s nothing like a much-loved traditional festive film to watch year after year. Here are some, er, reel-life adaptations of t(...)

Calvin Sweeney, left, co-founder of the Scoop Foundation, raises funds to help build schools in war-torn Syria.

As the season of goodwill approaches, the outlook for Irish charities is bright again

Pro-Ject Beatles Yellow Submarine Turntable ( $499).

Some great gift ideas for the techie in your life


RTÉ goes back in time to the 1918 general election while Steroid Ireland expose those involved in the illegal trade in anabolic st(...)

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