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Maggie Gyllenhaal has been magnificent in The Honourable Woman

John Byrne catches the final episodes of The Honourable Woman and The Shelbourne, a documentary about Match of the Day, and Peter Capaldi's debut as the 12th Timelord

Reviewed:  The Honourable Woman (Thursday, BBC Two); The Shelbourne (Thursday, RTÉ One); MOTD@50 (Friday, BBC Two); Doctor Who (Saturday, BBC One)

It's been common knowledge for some time that TV is going through a golden age while the film industry is in creative decline and increasingly reliant on blockbusters, comic book adaptations and remakes to keep its owners happy.

At one end of the TV spectrum you've got ...

On the Box - TV Preview

Baz Ashmawy

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead.

Starting this week

Rizzoli & Isles, Thursday, Alibi

Season five of this amiable procedural starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Rizzoli's BFF medical examiner Dr Maura Isles.

Franklin and Bash, Thursday, Sony TV

This American comedy-drama's beginning its third season, with Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar continuing as unconventional lawyers and long-time friends.

Ending this week

The Simpsons, Saturday and Sunday, Sky 1

Season 25 wraps up with a double helping of episodes, the first of which (playing on Saturday night) packs a wobbly-chinned ...

EastEnders reveals new ladies' man

Ghadami: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember"

Actor Davood Ghadami is to play the new ladies' man in EastEnders, Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi.

The character will set up in competition to Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) in the Walford market. 

Commenting on his casting, actor Ghadami said: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember.

"It's surreal to get to work with these actors that I've spent so many evenings watching on television!"

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: "Davood's a brilliant actor and a proper gentleman. We ...

The Honourable Woman

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 16 - Friday August 22)

Once more with Fielding: Luxury Comedy 2 offers quirky crisps

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in the quirky comedy of Noel Fielding, BBC One's new Saturday night show, John Creedon's return to the box, and The Simpsons' Lego special.

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale

Pretty Little Liars the big winner at Teen Choice Awards

Pretty Little Liars was the big winner at last night's Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles taking home five of the big television categories.

Gomorrah resembles a Neapolitan version of The Wire

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 09 - Friday Aug 15)

Alan Carr hosts The Singer Takes it All

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne reviews a right mixed bag this week, ranging from the return of soapy drama Scandal, to Channel 4's new and interactive talent show The Singer Takes it All

Nashville stars Chris Carmack, Aubrey Peeples, Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere

TV's Nashville to broadcast live performances

The first episode of the next season of Nashville will include live musical performances from two of the main characters.

A source said: "The fire isn't a big stunt; it's more about what happens in the aftermath"

EastEnders fans promised fire heartbreak

EastEnders fans have been told that they are set for "heartbreaking" scenes as part of the soap's upcoming fire storyline, which will "kick-start an action-packed autumn in Albert Square".