1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

The ambitious governor of New Jersey Chris Christie: labelled the ban on pig gestation crates a “solution in search of a problem”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Amid the recent uproar over white cops escaping criminal charges for killing black men on the job, you may have missed two of the stranger political s(...)

Coleraine-born actor Bronagh Waugh as Sally Ann Spector, unwitting wife of serial killer Paul Spector, in series two of The Fall. Photograph: BBC/Helen Sloan

Serial killer drama The Fall returns to RTÉ for a second series this weekend, with the first episode going out on RTÉ One after the finale of a succes(...)

US soldiers at a base near Najaf, Iraq, in 2004. “The government does a very good job of sending people to war and a very poor job of bringing them home.”  Photograph: AP Photo/Saurabh Das

When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform “pigs” and “baby killers.” If you had any family me(...)

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

We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators. Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The internet(...)

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

Netflix signed up fewer video streaming subscribers than forecast for the quarter that ended in September as its US growth slowed markedly, sending it(...)

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

An important moment in the history of the Americas is remembered in the United States every year on the second Monday in October: the time “Native Ame(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

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

Bright, articulate and opinionated, Maisie Williams is, in the nicest possible sense, a right old chatterbox. We say old. The Bristol-born actress was(...)

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(...)