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Happy Valley

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

It's welcome back to Happy Valley, Room to Improve and The Restaurant, while the likes of War and Peace, Young Maltalbano and Getaways enter TV's departure lounge.

Pick of the week

Happy Valley, Tuesday, BBC One

Sarah Lancashire is back in this hugely entertaining 'grim up north' drama about Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant coping with her daughter's suicide while dealing daily with the flotsam in the Yorkshire town where she lives and works.

As season two opens, Cawood discovers a decomposed ...

Terry Wogan: he made the BBC!

Terry doffing his cap to the old country

Terry Wogan returned to the land of his fathers in a new series for the BBC back in 2011. TEN raided our archives to bring you Alan Corr's interview with the late broadcaster during which he talked about how much his homeland had changed

In 1974, Terry Wogan had been working for the BBC for five years when he decided to take one of his fairly frequent visits back to Dublin. In a mood to look up some old friends, he swung by his old workplace, The Royal Bank of Ireland in Phibsboro.

"I went in and they all ...

TV Review: James Nesbitt gets lucky while Bridget & Eamon shine

James Nesbitt (centre) in Lucky Man

John Byrne's telly week includes James Nesbitt's Lucky Man, Getaways, Bridget and Eamon, and Marvel's Agent Carter.

Reviewed: Lucky Man (Friday, Sky 1); Bridget & Eamon (Monday, RTÉ2); Marvel's Agent Carter (Thursday, FOX); European Football Show Live (Sunday, BT Sport Europe)

They just keep on coming. We're into February now and the new or returning shows show no sign of abating. As I was out of the country for most of last week I was catching-up on a couple of shows, including the new James Nesbitt vehicle, Lucky Man (Friday, Sky 1).

The bould Nesbo ...

They're back!

On the Box: Weekly TV Preview

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

Douglas Henshall always looks hungover and morose in Shetland

Weekly TV Review: Scan-dram, dead bodies and amazing pop tales

John Byrne's telly week features four new or returning shows: Norwegian drama Occupied, gloomy murder mystery Shetland, music documentary Music Moguls: Masters of Pop, and quirky US procedural iZombie . . .

iZombie starts on RTÉ 2 next Monday

On the Box: Weekly TV Preview

Brand new shows continue to pepper the schedules, while James Nesbitt makes a welcome return, as does Don't Tell the Bride. And it's goodbye to Lady Gaga and American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens

Spin: an engrossing mix of political and Franco-sexual intrigue

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

John Byrne's telly week included French political drama Spin, US-Swedish murder mystery 100 Code, and the latest comedy offering from Channel 4, Crashing.

Grey's Anatomy

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

Grey's Anatomy and Hunderby are back, while it's goodnight and good luck to Doctor Who, I'm a Celebrity . . . and loads more, as telly gears up for Christmas.

The Late Late Toy Show

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

From The Late Late Toy Show to new dramas such as Capital and Blindspot, returning Scan-dram The Bridge, to the latest Vogue Williams vehicle. It's another busy seven days of telly.

Graham Norton and Adele

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

It's hello to Adele, Matt Berry, David Tennant and Donal Skehan - and so long to CSI, Angela Scanlon, Dole Life and Karl Pilkington.