John Byrne's telly week included Travel Man (Mondays, Channel 4), Happy Valley (Thursdays, RTÉ One), Mr Selfridge (Sundays, UTV Ireland) and The Comeback (Thursday, Sky Atlantic).
Barcelona's a city I've visited several times over the years, so I was intrigued to see that Richard Ayoade has a new gig hosting a series called Travel Man: 48 Hours in Barcelona (Mondays, Channel 4) and was obviously starting off in the Catalonian capital.
The concept is pretty straightforward: Ayoade and a companion (first up is actress Kathy Burke) head to a destination with the intention of nailing it over ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 28-Friday Apr 03)
There's a Eurovision special, Kim Cattrall's return to TV, a one-off drama about Noah's Ark, while it's so long to Mr Selfridge and Louis Theroux.
Pick of the week
Eurovision's Greatest Hits, Friday, RTÉ2/BBC One
London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith will roll out the red carpet for an event that will feature an array of iconic performances from across the Eurovision Song Contest’s colourful 60 years. Graham Norton – no stranger to Eurovision - and Sweden’s Petra ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 21-Friday Mar 27)
It's hello to Home of the Year, Happy Valley and Bloodline, and goodbye to Girls, The Comeback and The Musketeers . . .
Pick of the week
Home of the Year, Thursday, RTÉ One
Let's face it: the Irish are obsessed with property and we have one of the highest percentages of home ownership on the planet. So this brand new series makes a lot of sense.
Promising to champion individuality, flair and a commitment to design, Home of the Year features home-owners around Ireland ...
John Byrne looks back on a week of telly that included The History of Irish Rock, the season four finale of Girls, the return of Modern Family, and new family drama Bloodline.
John Byrne looks at the returning procedural Forever (Thursdays, Sky 1); Andy Samberg's on-going cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Sunday, RTÉ2); and new sitcom Raised by Wolves (Monday, Channel 4)
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 14-Friday Mar 20)
John Byrne goes back to the future with a BBC reboot, admires Felicity Huffman playing an unpleasant character in a new US drama, and loses the body count as The Following returns.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Feb 28 - Friday Mar 06).
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Saturday Mar 07-Friday Mar 13)