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Elaine Cassidy stars in No Offence

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday May 2 to Friday May 8)

There's a new show from the creator of Shameless, Penny Dreadful and Firefighters are back, while it's farewell to Treme, Gogglebox and Second Captains Live.

Pick of the week

No Offence, Tuesday, Channel 4

Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise) and Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady) lead an unorthodox crack team of cops in Paul Abbott’s new police procedural. The writer of Shameless and State of Play has apparently created an outrageous show - we'll ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

Madam Secretary

This week's mixed bag include a new US drama starring Téa Leoni, a returning BBC mockumentary, and a couple of chat shows

Reviewed: Madam Secretary (Thursdays, Sky Living); W1A (Thursdays, BBC 2); The Late Late Show (Fridays, RTÉ One); The Graham Norton Show (Fridays, BBC One)

It's been a long time coming, but women are definitely getting better and more interesting roles on TV. Way back when the likes of Lucille Ball, then Mary Tyler Moore, were pioneers. And when Cagney & Lacey came along in the 1980s it was the first time we had two female leads ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

The Good Wife

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 25-Friday May 01)

In yet another busy week in Telly Land, The Good Wife returns, Peter Kay's back on the box, while it's cheerio to The Voice of Ireland and Poldark.

Pick of the week

The Good Wife, Tuesday, RTÉ One

The best TV show of recent times is back for a sixth season on RTÉ One. It's not just a court drama, it's a political drama, a workplace ensemble piece par excellence, and sometimes it's just ridiculously funny. But the one ...

The man himself

Gearóid Farrell on the new series of Fascinated

Find out what Dublin comedian Gearóid Farrelly had to say about the new series of Fascinated.

Louis CK

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

It's comedy all the way as John Byrne checks out new ITV sitcom The Delivery Man (Wednesdays, UTV Ireland), and the returning Louie (Thursdays, Fox) and Silicon Valley (Mondays, Sky Atlantic)

Téa Leoni stars as Madam Secretary

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 18-Friday Apr 24)

Mad Men

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

John Byrne checks out the return of Mad Men (Thursdays, Sky Atlantic); a new serial killer in The Following (Saturday, Sky Atlantic); and a break from the norm in Scandal (Thursday, Sky Living)

Game of Thrones

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 11-Friday Apr 17)

Game of Thrones: Season 5 Preview

Game of Thrones finally returns to our screens next week so here's a re-cap of the main storylines and a preview of what's to come this season.

John Hamm's back with Mad Men

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 04-Friday Apr 10)