The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA. 3:02

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

Gareth Thomas paved the way for other gay athletes to feel sufficiently emboldened to also come out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rugby fever – and, with it, autumn – is about to sweep through the Old World and, with immaculate timing, Guinness have unveiled two riveting and b(...)

Sex-positive feminists argue feminist porn is about portraying real female sexuality and desire in an industry that otherwise caters solely to male fantasy. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman sits in a shop selling vintage 1960s knick-knacks. Her red hair is done up in an elaborate beehive and her make-up is flicked into a cat-ey(...)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”: exemplifies the focus and intensity of the alpha males of Madison Avenue in the 1960s

Ad vertere: to turn towards something. Advertising has been with us since the early Egyptians used papyrus to promote sales messages. Marketing strate(...)

Good karma: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) finally gets real in the finale of Mad Men

What a perfect ending for Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, Thursday). After 92 episodes Matt Weiner, its creator, wraps up his zeitgeisty dissection of the Amer(...)

Steven Gerrard was given a standing ovation at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fans recognised the passing of a major figure in their period of devoting themselves to football. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

It will be a miracle if Steven Gerrard holds it together on Saturday on Merseyside. This, his last outing at Anfield for Liverpool, is probably the fi(...)

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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(...)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in ‘Mad Men’: latterly the character seemed more comfortable with the idea of starting over again. Photograph: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Will Peggy get the promotion that is her rightful due? Will Bobby ever stop being an idiot? AMC’s Mad Men is poised to bow out, and one of the questio(...)

Jon Hamm: ‘I don’t believe in this divide: that you’re either sporty or arty or mathsy or a dreamer.’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Jon Hamm is almost 6ft 2in. But, in person, when he jumps to his feet, the process seems to take even longer than one might expect. Maybe it’s an a(...)