Rapidly dissolving: David Tennant and  Rosamund Pike in What We Did on Our Holidays

You deserve some sort of honour if, as a creator of comedy, you devise a technique so solid that it can translate from TV to film without losing an(...)

Political convictions:  Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikael Birkkjær in Borgen

There’s no goofing off on your phone while watching the brilliant Danish political drama Borgen (BBC Four, Saturday). It’s not just the subtitles, alt(...)

 Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a Dracula for the ‘Twilight’ generation: young, sexy, rich and a hit with the ladies

With so many screen adaptations of Bram Stoker’s novel, everyone has a favourite image of Dracula, from Bela Lugosi’s dramatically accented Drac-u-laa(...)

Tom Hiddleston is following in a great tradition. For decades, Hollywood has enjoyed casting posh Englishmen as master villains. Maybe it has somet(...)

Long drawn-out: Aidan Gillen and Leila Mimmack in the series Mayday, which was two episodes too long

Perhaps I have watched too many crime dramas, but any time a station radically changes its schedule to make room for a series, I suspect all is(...)