Period flair: Elisabeth Moss as Peggy and Christina Hendricks as Joan in the seventh season of Mad Men

‘Is that all there is?” Peggy Lee sings in Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, Thursday). It’s the plaintive anthem of unfulfilled middle age, and it bookends the (...)

You can’t have a drama called The Ark without some expectation of enormous volumes of water sloshing around at some point.

All the way through The Ark (BBC One, Monday), it’s hard not to think when you see Noah, “oh there’s that Shameless bloke in an oatmeal-coloured kafta(...)

Just like that comedian: David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper.Photograph: Robert Viglaskyâ

For decades the comedian Tommy Cooper was one of the most impersonated stars: a hoarse “just like that”, a shrug of the shoulders, the machine-gun (...)

Personal account: Nick Hewer’s Irish background was analysed on Who Do You Think You Are?

So we can add “Jesuitical” to “flinty- eyed” and “lemon-sucking” when describing Nick Hewer’s style as Alan Sugar’s sidekick on The Apprentice. It (...)