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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 ...

On the Box - TV Review

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 ...

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

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

Reviewed: Line of Duty (Wednesday, BBC Two); Mr Selfridge (Sunday, UTV); Elementary (Thursday, Sky Living); Parenthood (Thursday, RTÉ Two)

A superb second season of Line of Duty (Wednesday, BBC Two) came to a rather bewildering climax as the sixth and final episode crammed so much in I needed a lie down afterwards to try and figure it all out. In essence, what this drama taught viewers was: Keeley Hawes is a superb actress, it doesn't ...

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

On the Box - TV Preview

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.

Modern Family: 100 not out

On the Box - TV Review

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.

It's goodbye to Gabriel Byrne as he bows out with Quirke's third case

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 01 - Fri 07)

Tea-time telly titans Ant and Dec

On the Box - TV Review

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