Host Paddy McGuinness on I Can See Your Voice. File photograph: Tom Dymond

Paddy McGuinness has amassed great power in the world of light entertainment. His hair has gone blond with this power. He is lord of all he surve(...)

Gordon Ramsay now hosts 50 per cent of all programmes on television. Photographer: Mark Johnson

Most quizshows originate as inexplicable stress dreams. Recently, a television executive dreamed he had to balance bars of gold on a confusing roundab(...)

Top Gear: isn’t quite working

I imagine the BBC rues the day Jeremy Clarkson hit an Irishman for failing to bring him hot meats. They had to fire Clarkson after that and Top Gear n(...)

Kevin the carrot escapes injury and rushes back to his disturbingly attractive carrot-wife.

It’s Black Friday, the pre-Christmas religious festival that celebrates, I believe, the time Jesus went shopping (he went to a Temple; there are other(...)

Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff

Top Gear (BBC2, Sunday, 8pm) is back and not for the first time in its recent history it returns with a change of fluffy dice and a radical new paint (...)

A Connemara community, Loch Con Aortha, is recording placenames for its website as population declines

The residents of a Connemara village believe that neither Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring nor any of his colleagues have the will to save (...)

Some DIT staff have objected to the use of Shell money at a recent staff meeting. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

An innovative new art degree, to be part-funded by Shell, is causing controversy among staff at two third-level colleges. The proposed new visual art (...)