Catherine Cleary with her Underwood typewriter, bought at the monthly flea market in Newmarket Square in Dublin for €60. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

We gave five treasure hunters €100 each and sent them off to bag bargains. In next week’s series conclusion, James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers(...)

Television’s loss was the movies’ gain: James Garner with Julie Andrews in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

When the great James Garner died last weekend, more than a few obituaries unkindly noted that, though huge on television, he had never really burst th(...)

Kevin O’Connor, who has died aged 84, and who was known to the worlds of stage, screen and television by his stage name of Conor Evans, was an Irish a(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Netflix has invested in original series such as the critically acclaimed House of Cards, above, in order to attract and keep subscribers.

Online streaming service Netflix said it intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy (...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

The Perm State Ballet production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘a rare privilege’
Our cultural highs and lows of 2013

Patrick Freyne Arts writer What were your highlights of the year? The beauty of Matthew Baynton and James Corden’s great comedy series, Th(...)

Gillian Anderson channelled Helen Mirren as a top cop pursuing a serial killer in BBC1’s The Fall

When it comes to a look back over the year’s TV, the only way I can sort through the sheer volume of programmes is to think of the ones I never miss f(...)

Actors Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston celebrate the success of Breaking Bad at the Governors Ball for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Television drama Breaking Bad won the top Emmy award for the first time in Los Angeles , just as the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth (...)

If you want to have heated debates about what exactly constitutes a “watercooler moment” in television viewing, and whether “shiny-floor” talent conte(...)