John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday March 15 to Friday 21).
Imelda May hosts the Sunday/Saint Patrick’s eve big show on RTÉ One, BBC drama Line of Duty and RTÉ One comedy The Walshes both bow out, while newcomers include a drama called The Widower and a US comedy called Mixology that features Dubliner Sarah Bolger.
Pick of the week
Line of Duty (Wednesday, BBC 2)
This second season of Line of Duty has been nothing less than compelling and sets a new benchmark for current British TV drama. Yep, it’s ...
It's goodbye to Outnumbered and hello to The Walshes and Super Fun Night as John Byrne takes in some telly.
Reviewed: Outnumbered (Wednesday, BBC One); The Walshes (Thursday, RTÉ Two); Super Fun Night, Monday, RTÉ Two; The Blacklist (Friday, Sky Living); The Good Wife (Thursday, More4)
And so Outnumbered heads to TV Heaven. Last Wednesday saw the final episode of a sitcom that had come from nowhere to be hailed as that rare breed - a decent BBC sitcom - only for it to slowly deteriorate as it extended its stay by at least a season, while the special shown last ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 08 - Fri 14)
There are several new and returning shows, including a US sitcom featuring Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson. Going out the exit door are Call the Midwife and The Jonathan Ross Show.
Pick of the week
Republic of Telly, Monday, RTÉ Two
Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O'Shea and Kevin McGahern return for another run of the award-winning entertainment show. As usual, the gang will be poring over recent telly moments for laughs, as well as showcasing new Irish comedy. Also returning are established features and characters ...
It's comedy all the way as John Byrne takes in the 100th episode of Modern Family, the return of Stewart Lee, and a couple of US cable comedies.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 01 - Fri 07)
New cool US drama True Detective is on the radar, as is the blood-soaked thriller The Following - while the light relief is provided by tea-time telly titans Ant and Dec
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Feb 22 - Fri 28).
It's drama all the way as John Byrne sets his sights on a mix of British and American, as well as old and new - including Sky Atlantic's latest, Fleming.
Here's what's on John Byrne's telly radar this weekend...