Terry Wogan

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Terry Wogan: we were quite capable of laughing at Finns in romper suits without any prompting from the BBC’s late (and genuinely lamented) Eurovision host

Your correspondent is in France for the Cannes film festival. There is, I’m sure, some appalling event on tonight that would offer me free wine. It mi(...)

Graham Norton: advised by his Eurovision predecessor not to drink until song nine. photograph: pa images on behalf of so tv

When Terry Wogan died in January, Graham Norton tweeted in tribute that he would “raise a glass during song nine” – a reference to the sage advice Wog(...)

Mark Rylance with his award for Best Actor at the Baftas in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

BBC Two’s period drama Wolf Hall was one of the big winners at this year’s British Academy Television Awards. The popular series, directed by Peter(...)

From left, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman and   Tom Hollander in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/The Ink Factory/AMC

It’s likely that if you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you didn’t see Jonathan Pine, the night manager of the title, as blond(...)

“I love hurling. But there are more important things in life. Your family and your health. Hurling is . . . it is fun and enjoyment and it gets you excited. I think we all need something. It doesn’t have to be hurling.” Photograph: Inpho

What winds Davy Fitzgerald up? And who is he anyhow? Yes, he is still – always – the fiercely energetic and fine goalkeeper in a Clare group that seem(...)

British prime minister David Cameron has paid tribute to Terry Wogan in the House of Commons, describing how he grew up listening to the broadcaster, who died of cancer last month. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron has paid tribute to Terry Wogan in the House of Commons, describing how he grew up listening to the broadcaster, (...)

Terry Wogan during his final breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Photograph: BBC

Among the many stories written about Terry Wogan after his death last weekend, one popular vignette seemed particularly telling. When the UK radio r(...)

Terry Wogan on air: Gay Byrne, Brendan Balfe and Mike Murphy paid tribute to him on Sunday With Miriam (RTÉ Radio 1). Photograph: Katie Collins/PA

This is Ryan. He talks on the radio. Ryan does not like silly words. He wants things to be simple. The late Terry Wogan may have used childlike senten(...)

 Terry Wogan. The broadcaster’s childhood friends  have paid tribute to him. File photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Childhood friends of Terry Wogan have paid tribute to the broadcaster, remembering him as “one of the lads”. “Wogie”, as he was known by his former s(...)

Noel Curran, outgoing director-general of RTÉ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The ongoing search for the 11th director-general of RTÉ is being held behind closed doors rather than, say, via a televised competition with jaunty th(...)

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