Television

Homeland recap: season seven, episode two – Rebel Rebel

There’s a lot more going on this week with Elizabeth U-turning on the detainees, Saul hot on O’Keefe’s trail and Carrie frantically trying to extract...

Emma Chambers fans wish for just one more misunderstood joke | Julia Raeside

The actor best known as Dibley’s Alice Tinker will be remembered for her full-beam warmth No one misunderstood a joke like Alice Tinker. In the Vicar...

Going TV cold turkey – what is it like to give up the box for a month?

In this golden age of television, the pressure to binge-watch is immense – even as evidence mounts about the health risks. So how did one ‘heavy user...

Director Lynne Ramsay: ‘I've got a reputation for being difficult – it's bullshit’

The acclaimed film-maker talks about the movie she walked out on, her ‘Shirley Valentine’ moment and working with Joaquin Phoenix on her new thriller...

Troy: Fall of a City recap – series one, episode two: Conditions

Joseph Mawle’s mournful Odysseus and the otherworldly Gods save the show from Bella Dayne and Louis Hunter’s lack of chemistry I’m not sure what...

Actor Emma Chambers dies aged 53

The actor was best known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill The Vicar Of Dibley actor Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53, her...

BBC looks beyond the west to retell the story of civilisation

Civilisations – note the plural – reworks the classic 1969 TV series into a truly global history of art The meeting had already eaten up the morning...

Why UnReal’s toxic femininity exposes the dark heart of TV dating shows

The Amazon drama is based on reality shows like the Bachelor, but it’s the love-hate dichotomy of its two leads, Rachel and Quinn, that provides its...

Jessica Jones: the timely return of a feminist superhero

As a detective traumatised by loss and abuse, the Marvel superhero remodels the victim narrative in a post-Time’s Up climate When she first became...

Oprah Winfrey 'definitely' rules out 2020 run for US president

Winfrey tells Jimmy Kimmel it is ‘a humbling thing to have people think you can run the country’ Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions...

It’s nice to win but Britain is choking on a toxic obsession with medals | Barney Ronay

The fetishising of Team GB feeds into the notion of medal hunting, of glossy PR at the expense of sport for all In medical practice the phrase “the...

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump for 'cheat sheet' on how to react to shooting survivors

Comics, including Colbert and Trevor Noah, addressed Trump’s solutions to gun violence and the CNN debate featuring Marco Rubio Late-night hosts on...

Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

TV presenter and actor says he has been ‘in the throes of an unwelcome adventure’ Stephen Fry has announced that he has prostate cancer. The TV...

Ted Cruz thinks the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson? He's dead right

The ultra-conservative politician has once again made himself look foolish while invoking the cartoon. But you have got to love his cultural...

From 'I, Tonya' To Awards Season: Allison Janney Pauses For Thought On An 'Extraordinary' 12 Months

Allison Janney is a very busy woman. When we meet, she’s already started her day with a television appearance and numerous broadcast interviews. As...