British actor Dominic West: after playing Iago and the English serial killer Fred West, he yearned for a more heroic role. “I was really keen to play a good guy, so this is the good guy I’m playing – a cheating husband.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

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Netflix attracted about 980,000 new customers in the United States, its largest market, down from 1.29 million in the same period a year earlier

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A decision by Seattle’s city council to recognise “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day has angered members of the Italian American community. Photograph: Getty Images

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Maisie Williams: ‘I realised leaving school that I was leaving behind a lot of people who wanted to see me fall.’ Photograph:   Simon Lees/Getty Images

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Investor Carl Icahn has written to Apple’s Tim Cook to urge him to develop TV sets  Photo: Reuters

Activist investor Carl Icahn says it’s time for Apple to get into the business of making TVs. In an open letter today to Apple chief executive Tim Coo(...)

Surprise surprise: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black

Back in the heyday of light entertainment, Cilla Black was huge, a proper television personality whose shows Surprise Surprise and Blind Date were rat(...)

New Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets are displayed during a launch event in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon. com has ramped up its push into hardware with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 (€154) e-reader called the (...)

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Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)