Arthur Mathews

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Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Cathy Davey, at the Hard Working Class Heroes gig in Dublin in 2007. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Singer-songwriter Cathy Davey has said her charity My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue is €70,000 in debt this year despite a surge in abandoned animals as (...)

The Cummings Files is a blisteringly funny and bizarre account of Dominic Cummings’s worldview. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty

In lockdown, Arthur Mathews is taking consolation from nostalgia. “I’m watching a lot of Talking Pictures at the moment,” he says. “It’s my favourite (...)

Dominic Cummings: subject of a new satire by Arthur Mathews. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Faber is to publish a satirical spoof Dominic Cummings diary written by the Father Ted cowriter Arthur Mathews. The Cummings Files: Confidential – Th(...)

Fawlty Towers: topped the Radio Times poll of British sitcoms. Photograph: PA

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, by the Radio Times. The BBC comedy series set in a chaotic Torquay seaside h(...)

Charlie Connelly mixes historical anecdote with reportage and memoir as he goes “in search of the magic of radio”.

A veteran of the Royal Air Corps during the first World War and a cousin of the writer Aldous Huxley, Capt Peter Eckersley seems like an unlikely prec(...)

The original ‘Father Ted’ cast. The show’s co-creator has confirmed a ‘Father Ted’ musical is on the way.

Father Ted is set to return as a musical, one of the show’s creators has confirmed. In a tweet on Saturday, Graham Linehan said he and co-creator Art(...)

Part of the reason 'Father Ted' remains popular today  is that its anarchic humour has a certain timelessness.

On October 1st, 2014, thousands marched through Dublin protesting against the imposition of water charges. Many demonstrators brandished home-made pla(...)

No sniggering down the back, now. St Fechin’s Church in Termonfeckin, Co Louth, a fine looking church, is for sale for €130,000. The ex-Church of Ire(...)

 The Rubberbandits. Blindboy:  ‘When I was 10, Jack Charlton took me fishing out the side of a helicopter, up in Carrick on Shannon. I’d won a competition off the back of a packet of Odlums bran that belonged to my uncle Caviar. I’d never heard of Jack Charlton, only had him described to me by other children.’  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Paul Howard, writer/creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Football is the game of the people. It’s played everywhere in the world. I know we get excited ar(...)

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