John Simm as Det Sgt Marcus Farrow in ‘Prey’. Photograph Ben Blackall/ITV/Red Production Company

John Simm isn’t Dr Richard Kimble, he’s decent copper Marcus Farrow, but echoes of The Fugitive roar throughout Prey (UTV, Monday), a gripping crime d(...)

David Bowie’s intervention was raised in the Holyrood parliament yesterday, where Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont urged  first minister  Alex Salmond to “turn and face the strain” – words taken from Bowie’s song Changes. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Singer David Bowie’s politely phrased call to Scots “to stay with us” and not vote for independence in September’s referendum has earned him waves (...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)

Few actors have been so able to dominate a film screen – often to the point of overshadowing the rest of the cast – as Jack Nicholson. The conflicting(...)

Billy Connolly is one of my favourite comedians. The Big Yin, as he is known in his native Scotland, shared some bad news about his health last week. (...)

Comic and actor Billy Connolly has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and is being treated for the “initial symptoms” of Parkinson’s disease. The 7(...)

Winning team: Johnny Logan and Shay Healy

What’s another year? That was the plaintive question posed by Shay Healy when he wrote Johnny Logan’s winning Irish entry in the 1980 Eurovision So(...)

Danny Boyle in LA. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Does any other British filmmaker kick up quite so much affection as Danny Boyle? Yes, folk enjoyed Trainspotting (...)