Rachel and Betty Unthank: ‘If you’re not going to put yourself out there, what’s the point in living?

Now that they’ve popularised traditional folk music among a younger generation, the next item on the Unthanks’ agenda? “Make clog dancing cool.” (...)

Hot in the kitchen: Jackie Lavin with her chefs on The Restaurant

All The Restaurant (TV3, Wednesday) is short of is that nice maitre d’ offering diners a 32-bit drill set and a good-value ski jacket to complete t(...)

We’re some 888 minutes into Peter Jackson’s ongoing Middle Earth sequence – 1,031 if you add up “extra footage” and “special editions” – and enough(...)

Donkey work: Ok, so this image is a bit funny, but what about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

So how do I go about awarding the square root of negative one as a star rating? Is it just “i”? Or is there a special graphic? Perhaps there ought (...)

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch as Watson and Holmes: sharing a flat but not a bed

Curious thing, the decline of male friendship. In the wildly popular BBC series Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the cha(...)

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 (...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)

Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)

The World’s End

Let’s pretend the irony was intended. Shall we? The third film in what everybody seems to be calling the “Cornetto Trilogy” finds Simon Pegg playing a(...)