Mangan uses his pulling power to create several whipsmart celebrity cameos

Comedy, like modern life, is full of new devices. The best example of one innovation that avoided gimmickry in recent years was Peep Show, a comedy th(...)

Beyond therapy: Steven Mangan in Hang Ups

For the People Monday, Sky Witness, 10pm Grey’s Anatomy with torts: For the People Sky Living has been renamed Sky Witness, and the c(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

Andrew (Stephen Mangan) with his actual wife Kim (Heather Graham)

The sustaining joke behind Bliss (Sky One, Wednesday, 10pm), a new comedy that can’t decide how dark it wants to be, is that its protagonist, Andrew ((...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

The Fake News Show team:  Stephen Mangan (centre) hosts with, from left,   Richard Osman, Richard Ayoade , Katherine Ryan and Jon Richardson

You know we’ve reached a strange point in human history when even the purveyors of “fake news” try to set the record straight. That’s what happened r(...)

I spent most of my childhood summers and several of my Christmases in Erris. My parents came from two villages there, Geesala and Doohoma, across t(...)

Novelist Sue Townsend was best known as the author of the highly successful Adrian Mole series.

Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, has died, according to a family friend. The 68-year-o(...)