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actor Riz Ahmed learned some remarkable things when preparing for his Oscar-nominated performance in Sound of Metal At 38, Riz Ahmed is an accom(...)

“Harrison, like other commentators, sees a reality television aesthetic at work in the personae of Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump . . . Johnson thrived on Have I Got News for You.”

“Via television it is possible to construct an illuminating alternative history of the last two decades,” promises Phil Harrison in his introduction t(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Steve Coogan: ‘I don’t like doing the easy stuff that just pays well. I like risking failure.’ Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty

‘The decisions I make on comedy aren’t made on a whim. That whole history between the British and the Irish runs through me,’ says Steve Coogan, as(...)

Marchánt Davis in The Day Shall Come

That noise you hear may be mystique hissing from the venerable Chris Morris Project. To this point, Morris, co-creator of The Day Today, prime mover o(...)

Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius of South Africa celebrate the last wicket and their win at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images

Prolific opener David Warner smashed a brilliant 122 but could not claim victory for Australia as they slipped to a 10-run defeat to South Africa in t(...)

Rohit Sharma of India bats during the group stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against South Africa at The Hampshire Bowl. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Opener Rohit Sharma scored a composed unbeaten century as India got their Cricket World Cup campaign off to a solid start with a six-wicket victory ov(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

After my second long-term relationship ended, I was loathe to revisit the online dating scene and spend my nights combing through the endless menagerie of wild to mildly domesticated beasts.  Photograph: Sean Moore

I have only recently begun to accept that I am not, nor will I ever be Keira Knightley in Love Actually; a coquettish nymph so annoyingly endearing th(...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

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