Category: TV & Radio

Fundamentally, equality must work both ways

This week I thought I’d concentrate on my three favourite weekend religious shows. Last Friday night it was a relaxing  Leap of Faith  (RTÉ Radio 1), when presenter Michael Comyn covered ‘Aifreann’, a new Irish language Mass setting with music composed by Kevin O’Connell and premiered in the Pro Cathedral last Sunday. This was a…

Real-life drama from the US Senate

I’ve reviewed some riveting TV dramas, but last week’s US Senate Committee hearings were up there with the best of them. I don’t know whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh or Dr Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth, or whether one or both were deceptive, delusional or mistaken, but I’m taken aback to hear people pronouncing…

The new and familiar herald autumn TV

It can be hard these days to find a TV drama that’s not marred by gratuitous crude language and worse, so I took notice of pre-publicity for a new show whose creator was reported as saying “the show I want to produce is playful, family friendly and a celebration of old-fashioned puzzle solving”. So said…

WMOF reveals some heartwarming stories

At the end of last week’s article I wrote about the beginnings of papal visit reviews. It was mixed, with some positive commentary at times. One of the most positive was an engaging interview with the Richardson family on the Ray D’Arcy  Show (RTÉ Radio 1) on Tuesday of last week.  Mary and Damien, the…