Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

“What do you mean, you don’t know who Boba Fett is?!” Above, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Photograph: Terry O’Neill/Getty Images

A confession: I have never seen a Star Wars film. I sat through none of the original trilogy, nor any of the more recent crop either. I have stumbl(...)

Ezio Greggio (left) on his weekly satirical news show: the Italian television star paid a €45,000 fine to avoid a jail sentence for tax evasion

It’s not just internet behemoths and luxury goods giants that use Ireland to dodge taxes. One of Italy’s top television stars this week paid a €45,000(...)

Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

Never say good luck: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane play the scheming theatrical producers in the movie musical version of Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash hit, The Producers. Photograph: Andrew Schwartz

In the summer of 1948 the behavioural psychologist BF Skinner, already a maverick in his field, appeared to be for the birds. Skinner had come to atte(...)

**** Finally they find it, lurking at the bottom of a heap of unsolicited scripts: a diabolical gem that radiates bad taste. “It’s practica(...)

James McCarthy: chose to play for the Republic of Ireland instead of his native Scotland. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At the funeral of a great old Cavanman away back in early spring, the talk turned to football quick enough as we stamped our feet in the churchyard co(...)

Force Majeure: Eddie Izzard. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

It’s disconcerting to hear Eddie Izzard, a gifted and thoroughly British comedian, cracking jokes in German. But from the modest stage in Berli(...)

Mr Peabody & Sherman 2:30

Well, this sounds like an impressively terrible idea for a family film. The title characters – an urbane dog and his perky adopted human son – first a(...)

Blancanieves

You don’t have to work too hard to accommodate this stunning Spanish silent movie within current vogues. A loose revision of Snow White (the clues are(...)