The ‘Game of Thrones’ logo is projected on to the Guildhall in London. The fifth season will premiere at the Tower of London next month. Photograph: Ian West / PA

Good news for the largely Belfast-based HBO production Game of Thrones as its impressively gory fourth series has become the fastest-selling DVD in th(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire in House of Cards on Netflix. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

Home-grown TV dramas such as RTÉ’s Charlie and TV3’s Red Rock may have helped us through the January blues, but those enduring House of Cards cold tur(...)

HBO’s hit drama Game Of Thrones continues to be the most popular among illegal downloaders, with the series amassing more than eight million downloads, according to new data.

HBO’s hit drama Game Of Thrones continues to be the most popular among illegal downloaders, with the series amassing more than eight million downloads(...)

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(...)