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Gotham

A Batman prequel, the final finale of Futurma, some sentimental Sunday viewing and a documentary about a gigantic night club - it's been another week of jumbled telly-watching for John Byrne.

Reviewed: Gotham (Monday, RTÉ2); Futurama (Sunday, Sky 1); Call the Midwife (Sunday, BBC One); Clubland: Reality Bites (Wednesday, RTÉ2)

What's your problem with winter? Dark evenings, cold, wind, rain and a lack of funds combine with the delightful result that you're watching loads of telly. I'd call that a result.

Now that we're at the quitting end of January and things are pretty ...

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How to Get Away with Murder

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Jan 24 – Friday Jan 30).

There's absolutely no point in going out this week as there are some cracking new and returning shows on the way, ranging from Batman prequel Gotham to The Good Wife to Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away with Murder.

Pick of the week

How to Get Away with Murder, Thursday, RTÉ Two

This is great fun. The latest from Shonda Rhimes – the genius behind Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal - is a pacey, initially confusing but thoroughly engaging drama about, well ...

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Claire Byrne

John Byrne checks out a variety of shows including Cyberbully, some US imports, and Claire Byrne's new solo current affairs slot.

Reviewed: Cyberbully (Thursday, Channel 4); Ascension (Friday, Sky Atlantic); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Thursday, E4/Friday, Channel 4); Marry Me (Thursday, E4); Claire Byrne Live (RTÉ One, Monday)

The one thing that the advent of social media has proved, beyond doubt, is that a huge section of those of us who use it are still mentally in the school yard. Twitter is particularly popular for a bully with little time to spare and even less time to think, but the ...

Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Jan 17 - Friday Jan 23).

Revenge: 'a complete reality buffer'

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne looks at several new and returning shows including a revamped Revenge and Scandal, some new drama from at home and abroad, and a retro comeback for Harry Hill.

Ascension

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (dates covered: Saturday Jan 10 - Friday Jan 16)

Charlie Brooker

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John Byrne looks back on a selection of shows screened over the New Year period - featuring the likes of Charlie Brooker, Shay Healy, The Clash, Charlie Haughey and Pat Kenny

Revenge

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Jan 3 - Friday Jan 9)

Shay Healy

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday December 27 - Friday January 2).

Mrs Brown's Boys

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Dec 20 - Friday Dec 26)