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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
John Byrne looks back on the season finales of Line of Duty and Mr Selfridge, as well as the latest from Elementary and Parenthood.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Mar 22 - Fri Mar 28)
There's a green tinge to this week's trawl through telly as John Byrne keeps his viewing to Irish programmes and channels.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday March 15 to Friday 21)
It's goodbye to Outnumbered and hello to The Walshes and Super Fun Night as John Byrne talks telly.
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.