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 Robert Webb: “I have heard from some very angry men who I’ve managed to make much angrier.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“I haven’t written it because I think I’m special. I’ve written it because I think I’m typical.” Robert Webb is deep in the throes of a promotional t(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un:  interest in the Northern Ireland peace process is growing in Korea, especially among those who prioritise improved inter-Korean relations over political unification.  Photograph:  KCNA/VIA KNS/STR/AFP

Two news stories simmered through the summer months, between which few people likely saw any connection. One was the crisis surrounding the Korean pen(...)

From the Hollywoo hills: A scene from Bojack Horseman

The longest face in Hollywoo (whose iconic showbiz sign lost its ‘D’ way back in series one) still belongs to Bojack Horseman (Netflix, streaming from(...)

‘Listen carefully and you can hear  Mark and Jeremy  cackling’

Eventually – and to the minds of its devoted followers, lamentably – Mark and Jeremy had to move on. These were the exquisitely pathetic London flatm(...)

Pacho Herrera (a menacingly silken Alberto Ammann) is ruthlessly violent and out-and-proud in an immensely homophobic culture in Narcos

 At the centre of the new season of Narcos (Netflix from Friday) is an unlikely premise: the largest Colombian drug cartel decides to quit cocain(...)

Novartis estimates that only 600 patients a year would be eligible for its new $375,000 therapy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Novartis’s new gene-modifying cancer therapy’s $475,000 (€399,100) per patient sticker price has drawn fire from advocate groups calling for cheaper d(...)

An IV bag of Novartis drug, Kymriah. Photograph: AP

Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis has said it will charge $475,000 (€400,000) a patient for its new cancer therapy, putting it among the most expen(...)

An exit poll predicting that the Conservatives  would not win a majority is projected on to  BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday night.  The news that everybody (bar YouGov) had been madly wrong suited broadcasters very nicely. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

There was an unexpected result at the UK general election. Everybody thought there’d be a landslide for the old order, but a fresh, more flexible opti(...)

The Undocumented raises eyebrows, but presses home hardly any new truths

The Undocumented (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm) opens with the bombastic braggadocio of Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Audio clips of his barbed rheto(...)

Al Porter launching ‘Luminosity’ at the Custom House, part of the three-day Dublin New Year Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many people cannot wait to see the back of 2016, but for the comedian Al Porter it has been a very good year. He turned up to launch the New Year Fe(...)

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