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Matthew McNulty and Jessica Brown Findlay star in Jamaica Inn

New shows include gothic drama Jamaica Inn, Martin Freeman stars in the TV version of Fargo, and a drama based on the life of legendary comedian Tommy Cooper – while it’s goodbye to Endeavour, The Takeover and bonkers drama Hostages.

Pick of the week

Jamaica Inn, Mon-Wed, BBC One

Here’s the latest adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier gothic novel of the same name. Spread over three nights, this is the tale of Mary Yellan, a spirited young woman who finds herself alone in the world when her mother passes away. Her only option is to travel to Cornwall ...

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John Hamm with the ladies of Mad Men

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Apr 12 – Fri Apr 18).

As ever, lots of new or returning shows, including another run of Britain’s Got Talent and the final season of Mad Men – while through the exit door go gems such as True Detective and Nurse Jackie.

Pick of the week

Mad Men, Wednesday, Sky Atlantic

Here goes with the seventh and final season of the critically adored and multi-award-winning 1960s’ period drama (that very few people bother to watch). The first seven of the 14 remaining episodes debut this year with the ...

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Martin Henderson stars as the chief suspect in Secrets & Lies

John Byrne on the season finales of Girls, new arrivals Secrets & Lies and About a Boy, and Joanna Lumley’s visit to Will.i.am’s LA home.

Reviewed:  Joanna Lumley Meets Will.i.am (Friday, BBC One); Secrets & Lies (Sunday, RTÉ Two); About a Boy (Monday, Sky 1); Girls (Monday, Sky Atlantic)

Ah, the lives and lavish interiors of the rich and famous. Figuring that it would either be a cringe-fest or an informative look at the real life lived by a very famous person, I took in Joanna Lumley Meets Will.i.am (Friday, BBC One) with a ...

Highly-acclaimed Australian drama Secrets & Lies starts Sunday on RTÉ Two

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 29 - Fri Apr 4)

Keeley Hawes was in a award-winning form as DI Denton in Line of Duty

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne looks back on the season finales of Line of Duty and Mr Selfridge, as well as the latest from Elementary and Parenthood.

Chair's a thing: the Den awaits the arrival of the Dragons

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 22 - Fri Mar 28)

Hayden Panettiere plays Juliette Barnes in Nashville

On the Box - TV Review

There's a green tinge to this week's trawl through telly as John Byrne keeps his viewing to Irish programmes and channels.

Keeley Hawes has been outstanding in Line of Duty

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday March 15 to Friday 21)

Graham Linehan takes his place on the sofa with The Walshes

On the Box - TV Review

It's goodbye to Outnumbered and hello to The Walshes and Super Fun Night as John Byrne talks telly.

Jennifer Maguire, Kevin McGahern and Bernard O'Shea are back with more RoT

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 08 - Fri 14)