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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor plays Padraig Pearse in Trial of the Century

This week, John Byrne's essential telly includes a drama about Padraig Pearse, the return of US comedy Veep and Cillian Murphy's Peaky Blinders.

Saturday April 30

#Drama

Trial of the Century, 9.15pm, TV3

This is a three-part drama series that explores what might have happened if Padraig Pearse, one of the Easter Rising's leading lights, had been given a full trial.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who will forever be known for playing Nidge in Love/Hate, heads the cast as the Commander in Chief of the Rising, but the members of the jury make this drama even more ...

The wait is over! Game of Thrones: Episode 1 Review

The episode picked up exactly where it left off in the season five finale - looking at Jon Snow's dead body lying on the cold hard ground of Castle Black

Game of Thrones has finally returned to our screens and the stage has been set for what may just be the most eventful season yet. TEN's Sinead Brennan stayed up to watch.

Spoiler alert for anyone who has not yet seen season six, episode one!

The episode picked up exactly where it left off in the season five finale - looking at Jon Snow's dead body lying on the cold hard ground of Castle Black. While I hoped that we would get answers with regard to his fate in the first episode, I always knew that was wishful thinking ...

TV Preview: TEN shows you shouldn't miss

There's Snow business like Thrones' business

This week's essential telly includes the return of the venerated and mega-hyped Game of Thrones, a new black comedy starring Olivia Colman, and the second season of the superb American Crime.

Saturday April 23

#ENTERTAINMENT

Arnie Schwarzenegger's 50 Greatest Ever Stunts, Channel 4, 8pm

Slightly misleading title, as it's not specifically Arnholdt's greatest, but the film world in general. Still, the Austrian action man is your guide through some of cinema's most cunning stunts.

Using clips, in addition to commentary from fans, comedians and stunt coordinators, this show takes a behind-the-scenes look at some of ...

Daenerys is reunited with the Dothraki

Game of Thrones: Season 6 preview

While one big question has dominated Game of Thrones conversation since the season five finale, there is so much more than Jon Snow to wonder about in Westeros. Here is a recap of everything you need to know and a preview of what's to come.

First Dates Ireland maître d' Mateo Saina

TV Preview: TEN shows you can't afford to miss

This week's essential telly includes Dragon's Den, the Girls season five finale, First Dates Ireland and Pixie's Sex Clinic

Brendan O'Carroll

Weekly TV Review: Brendan O'Carroll gets personal with 1916

John Byrne's TV week includes comedian Brendan O'Carroll's documentary about 1916, the final episode of period drama Mr Selfridge, as well as some acerbic comedy and sounds of the 1970s

Insurrection: 1916 seen through a 1966 prism

Weekly TV Preview: It's getting very green on our TV screens

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 12-Friday Mar 18)

Doctor Thorne stars Rebecca Front, Tom Hollander,

TV Review: Thumbs up for 'new Downton' & House of Cards

John Byrne's TV week includes the new period drama from Julian Fellowes and the returned political drama House of Cards

Rebecca Front, Tom Hollander and Ian McShane star in Doctor Thorne

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 5-Friday Mar 11).

Bradley Cooper (right) returns as original Limitless character Eddie Morra

Weekly TV Review: new US drama Limitless is rather limited

This week John Byrne's TV week includes new US drama Limitless, while also taking in two shows that are edging towards TV Heaven