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Peaky Blinders is back for a second season

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 27 – Friday Oct 03)

Plenty of new and returning shows including Peaky Blinders and new US drama Forever – while it's goodbye to Imelda May, Ray Donovan and Cilla.

Pick of the week

Peaky Blinders, Thursdays, BBC Two

Birmingham crime boss Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) heads into perilous territory in the second run of Steven Knight’s acclaimed gangster epic. As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang and Shelby expands his legal and illegal operations. He has his sights set ...

On the Box - TV Review

The Leftovers could be the new Lost - or The River

Loads of new shows to pore over this week – including some US drama and two new Irish fly-on-the-wall documentary series about life in Ireland in 2014.

Reviewed:  The Leftovers (Tuesdays, Sky Atlantic); Legends (Wednesdays, Sky 1); The Strain (Wednesdays, Watch); Connected (Monday-Thursday, RTÉ 2); Darndale: the Edge of Town (Mondays, TV3)

This time of the year is the most intense period for devoted telly-watchers as a batch of brand new and returning shows jockey for position, not just in the TV schedules, but for a place in people's lives. A good start, positive reviews, word of mouth and social ...

On the Box - TV Preview

This gang of six show get Connected to show what life is like for women in Ireland in 2014

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Saturday September 20 to Friday, September 26.

Pick of the week

Connected, Monday-Thursday, RTÉ 2

This looks deadly, and far removed from the faux-reality shows that have cluttered up TV schedules in recent years. It's a self-shot, observational documentary series shown over four consecutive nights as six women capture their lives in an open and frank manner to time-capsule what life is like for women in Ireland 2014.

Each woman is their own director; they decide what and where to shoot. Thanks to this approach, viewers will get ...

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen to make Two And A Half Men return?

Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen reportedly wants to return to the popular CBS show for the final show.

Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla Black in a new drama on UTV

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 13 - Friday 19)

Steve Buscemi's back for the final run of Boardwalk Empire

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne checks out the return of Boardwalk Empire, the latest from former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane, a modern take on a traditional Sunday night variety show, and Selina Meyer's ascendancy to the White House.

The departure of Josh Charles' Will Gardner from The Good Wife was genuinely upsetting

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in Josh Charles' departure from The Good Wife, the season finale of US comedy Silicon Valley - and new shows featuring Adrien Brody and Imelda May.

Former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane (right) leads the cast of The Last Ship

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 6 - Friday 12)

Paolo Nutini chatted and performed during RTÉ Two's Electric Picnic 2014 coverage

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne does a sofa tour of the Electric Picnic, tunes into Jamie Oliver's new show and sees what happens when Baz Ashmawy bring his mother to Morocco for adventure

Domestic Divas are coming to clean up your act

On the Box: TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Sat August 30 to Friday, September 5.