John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday, September 5 to Friday, September 11)
There are loads of new and returning shows this week including Strictly, Gogglebox and Lady Chatterley's Lover. There's simply no need to go outside any more!
Pick of the week
Gogglebox, Friday, Channel 4
When this show first arrived I thought it would be unwatchable rubbish, but it turned out to be an absolute delight. Isn't it amazing that, at this stage in our evolution, we'd be entertained by watching a TV show about other people watching television ...
Two returning shows and a one-off special constitute John Byrne's latest look at the telly world.
Reviewed: The X Factor (Saturday, TV3 & UTV); 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Tuesday, Sky1); An Evening with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse (Monday, BBC 2)
Some time ago I struck a one-sided deal with The X Factor (Saturday, TV3 & UTV). Year after year, this colossal karaoke competition keeps coming back, and the Whitney wannabes are over this show like a melismatic rash. 'As soon as anyone mentions Whitney Houston,' I said to myself, "I am outta here.'
Oscar Wilde wrote a story ...
September starts next week – so that means TV is getting back into gear for autumn and there are loads of new and returning shows for your consideration.
As well as established favourites such as The Late Late Show and The X Factor, there are some new titles on the way, including TV3's first foray into early morning weekend programming.
To get the ball rolling, here are TEN shows that are likely to get the most attention.
Saturday: AM TV3 Saturday and Sunday
Ireland AM reporter/presenter Anna Daly is the anchor on both Saturday and Sunday variants of the ...
John Byrne checks out some comic cops, Santa Claus in Kerry, a global crisis and a game of two halves in this week's telly watch.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Aug 22-Friday 28)
Join us later this evening for all the fun and madness from this year's Rose of Tralee as it happens.
John Byrne checks out a new US drama about killer animals, a history of Saturday Night TV, a Cilla Black compilation, and the latest comic offering from the BBC.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Aug 15-Friday 21)
John Byrne looks back on the season two finale of True Detective, a new post-apocalyptic US comedy, and surrenders to a Frank Sinatra double bill on BBC 4.