In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by(...)

Above, director Dearbhla Walsh, with Mads Damsbo (right) and artist Lasse Andersen, at Dublin’s Science Gallery. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

You are at a family dinner. Mum and dad have made roast beef. Older brother has brought his new girlfriend home for the first time. And little brot(...)

Happy ever after: Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy and Judi Dench as Mrs Silver

There’s an uneasy moment in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot (BBC One, Thursday) when Dustin Hoffman appears and you’re afraid that for the next 90 minutes you (...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)

Charlie Brooker: “I think I’m quite pleasant.” Photograph: Dave M Benett/Getty

Charlie Brooker is a sell-out who should never have become a newspaper columnist or written television programmes or lost weight or changed his hair o(...)

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(...)

Julian Gough: Jude in London
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  • March 9, 2013, 12:36

The second instalment in a trilogy, after Jude in Ireland , this novel sees our orphan hero (...)