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Téa Leoni stars as Madam Secretary

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

Téa Leoni stars in new drama Madam Secretary, Resurrection and Silicon Valley are back, while it's goodbye to Indian Summers and Ordinary Lies.

Pick of the week

Madam Secretary, Thursday, Sky Living

Téa Leoni stars as newly appointed secretary of state Elizabeth McCord in this new US drama. Pulled out of semi-retirement following her predecessor’s death, the former CIA analyst is forced to juggle her responsibility to her country and her family life after accepting a high profile and high-powered ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

Mad Men

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)

You don't need a deerstalker and a pipe to get the distinct impression that things will not end well on Mad Men. Now back on Thursday nights on Sky Atlantic for the seven remaining episodes of its seventh season, this final segment of the show is called End of an Era, which could mean a lot more than the languid drama's departure from the 1960s ...

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Game of Thrones

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday April 11 to Friday April 17)

Game of Thrones and Britain's Got Talent are back, while it's a one-way ticket to TV Heaven for The Mentalist.

Pick of the week

Game of Thrones, Monday, Sky Atlantic

I have to admit that fantasy tales with dragons and hairy blokes with big swords hold about as much interest to me as a week on the Hindu Kush, and after just two episodes I couldn't bear to watch any more Game of Thrones or care less about its ...

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)

Johnny Logan

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 28-Friday Apr 03)

Richard Ayoade and Kathy Burke

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

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).

Home of the Year

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 21-Friday Mar 27)

U2

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

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.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

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)