Louis Theroux

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Louis Theroux. Photograph: Jack Rampling/Mindhouse/BBC

“There’s no getting away from the fact that, even aged 50, I’m a slightly awkward person, a fearful person, worry-prone,” says Louis Theroux, wrigglin(...)

Nick Broomfield and his father, the photographer Maurice Broomfield

Nick Broomfield’s My Father and Me works – the clue is in the title – as intertwined dual biographies. Audiences already know the younger Broomfield a(...)

 Van Morrison’s Madame George is the only tribute I know of, literary or musical, to the Dublin-Belfast railway line. Photograph: Terry Thorp

Reduced to vicarious travel, I have spent recent evenings on an epic train journey through my living room, courtesy of re-reading Paul Theroux’s 1975 (...)

 Bronagh Loughlin,  a student in Griffith College, Dublin. “We have lost our routines and for myself and my anxiety, I know a routine is very important.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the coronavirus first arrived on our television screens, radios and newspapers, I remember feeling enhanced anxiety. I remember talking to other (...)

When Louis Met...: Louis Theroux with Jimmy Savile. Photograph: BBC

A LARGE PART OF LOUIS THEROUX’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS DEVOTED TO HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMMY SAVILE – THE LATE BBC PRESENTER, WE NOW KNOW, WAS A SEX(...)

Shay Byrne

The very phrase “graveyard slot” suggests quietude, decay, stillness; the very antithesis of what makes for good radio. Due in part to lower listener (...)

Louis Theroux may be sympathetic, but he is a film-maker, not a mental health professional

There are many reasons for postnatal depression, the despair that one in five women experience after giving birth. One factor is the vast discrepancy (...)

Louis Theroux really knows how to pick them

One of the necessary correctives in society’s treatment of rape and sexual assault cases is to begin by believing the victims. That shouldn’t be a con(...)

And Breathe Normally

And Breathe Normally January 4th Set in the isolated Reykjanes Peninsula, And Breathe Normally sees the life of a struggling Icelandic single mother i(...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

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