On Sunday evening, I sat down to watch a bit of television. It’s like a pause before the drama of the working week. Long ago, we watched The Riordans before going back to boarding school. The rural drama took me all the way through school and college until graduation in 1979. Bracken filled the space until 1982. That year, Tim and I were married. Then we had Glenroe. More recently, we’ve had the heartwarming, raw and dramatic Normal People and The South Westerlies. While we are enduring and adhering to lockdown 2, we need light entertainment.

I was cutting out some laminated resources for school, so I let RTÉ One run on