Will Ireland’s Smartest have all the components of a winning Irish quiz show to rival the poor back catalogue?

Will Claire Byrne, so good on current affairs, be able to bring a light touch to RTÉ’s latest quiz show, Ireland’s Smartest?

Pat Stacey

Years before Peaky Blinders turned Stephen Knight into the closest a screenwriter gets to being a superstar, he’d already enjoyed huge success in a different field: quiz shows.