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On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

The Americans' Keri Russell

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Jul 4-Friday Jul 10)

New and returning shows over the coming days include The Americans, The Last Ship and new drama Crossing Lines, while it's cheerio to the likes of Exiles, Episodes, The Affair and Penny Dreadful.

Pick of the week

The Americans, Monday, RTÉ2

Very few dramas come with as much tension and paranoia as this compulsive period piece set in the 1980s, during the height of the cold war between the USA and the USSR.

Although it's ostensibly a gritty spy story about ...

On the Box: Glastonbury TV review

Kanye West performing at Glastonbury 2015

It's become an annual event in our front room. We put on our invisible wellies, set up an imaginary tent, open some for-real drinks and enjoy Glasto from the comfort of our sofa. (BBC Channels).  Why anyone would pay money to stand in a field is beyond me.

Much of the hot air that preceded this year's event was about Kanye West being chosen to headline on the Saturday night, with many of the conservative rock fraternity getting terribly fraught about the idea of some rap geezer getting such a privileged slot. By 12.40am on Sunday I ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

Téa Leoni stars as Madam Secretary

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Monday Jun 15-Friday Jun 19)

New shows on offer include Karen Gillan's US sitcom Selfie and Celebrity MasterChef, while it's goodbye to Game of Thrones, The Zoo and Bones.

Pick of the week

Madam Secretary, Thursday, Sky Living

It's a good sign that this is yet another show that revolves around a strong woman in a position of power - but it took a few episodes to get into a solid political drama that's sneakily addictive. It stars Téa Leoni as the titular Elizabeth Faulkner ...

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On the Box - Weekly TV Review

This week, John Byrne checks out the Wachowskis' latest project, a posh push for Broadway, the latest from the deadly Bates family, and two contrasting games of football.

Hannibal: food for thought

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

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

Eoin Macken and Freddy Rodriguez in The Night Shift

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

This week, John Byrne looks at a hit US medical drama starring Dubliner Eoin Macken, a quirky thriller featuring Matt Dillon, crazy country soap Nashville, and the ultimate tribute to Bill O'Herlihy.

Anna Friel stars in American Odyssey

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday May 30-Friday Jun 05)

Mad Men takes flight

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday May 16-Friday May 22)

Eoin Macken

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday May 23-Friday May 29)

Dominic West

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday May 09-Friday May 15).