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(...)

Openness: Majella O’Donnell (left) with Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne isn’t the star of his shows. He doesn’t flatter his guests or want to be their friend. He doesn’t have a needy look that begs guests to l(...)

 John Simm as Det Sgt Marcus Farrow in ‘Prey’. Photograph Ben Blackall/ITV/Red Production Company

John Simm isn’t Dr Richard Kimble, he’s decent copper Marcus Farrow, but echoes of The Fugitive roar throughout Prey (UTV, Monday), a gripping crime d(...)

Pompeii

Do you remember that brief period when, in a desperate attempt to milk the televisual zeitgeist, every second film featured somebody or other from Mad(...)

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. Photograph: David Sleator

Mohsin Hamid has done it again. His 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, hit the zeitg(...)