Catherine Conroy: ‘I knew that if I ran away, I’d have to take myself with me.’ Photograph: Barry Du Monde

In September I left my job and moved to Norwich to do a master’s in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. I had been working as a solicit(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

There’s no greater debate in rock music: Lennon or McCartney? We sat down with two local musicians to verbally slug it out. In the red corner, repr(...)

Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh in Veep

While making Veep, the Armando Iannucci-penned sitcom about an American vice-president, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus developed a code to indicate when (...)

Gather round children (or should I say young adults), while I, bestselling youth author Septimus Potatimus, tell ye a horrible, compelling tale of a s(...)

 Boyfirend Kyle Catlett proposes to his girlfriend the New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel live on stage during last nights Rose of Tralee

So there’s Dáithí Ó Sé in a mardi-gras outfit, looking like a member of George Clinton’s funk band, grooving alongside mask-wearing New Orleans lady M(...)

The news that we’re a little disappointed by Alpha Papa actually reflects rather well on the creators of Norwich’s greatest fungal foot powder enthusi(...)

Marion Bartoli of France  with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy and Andy Murray of Great Britain  with the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy for their Wimbledon successes. Bartoli earned €1.86 million in prize money for winning the tournament.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

So Marion Bartoli endures laddish stick from John Inverdale, puts a trembling Sabine Lisicki to the sword and walks away €183,350 richer for a fortnig(...)

Lucy Lumsden, Sky’s head of comedy, says hiring people like Chris O’Dowd is ‘more like a commission to an artist’

What makes us laugh? It’s Lucy Lumsden’s job to answer this question. As Sky’s first ever head of comedy she’s answered it pretty well so far, with sh(...)

“We really should get that fourth wall fixed, Mossy”: Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade in The IT Crowd

Of the threads through Graham Linehan’s comedy-writing career, perhaps the most curious has been his continual drift towards the studio audienc(...)