John Thaw

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Sheila Hancock: The soaps have done a lot for that. There are wonderful parts for older women. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Getty ImagesWireImage

The solidly left-wing Sheila Hancock has been enjoying the royal wedding on the telly. “I didn’t watch all of it, but I thought: that girl has put he(...)

Colin Dexter. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA
Obituary: Colin Dexter
  • People
  • March 22, 2017, 14:07

Colin Dexter, a mystery writer whose irascible, poetry-loving detective, Chief Inspector Morse, pursued clues and cask-conditioned ale through 13 nove(...)

Lame dames: ‘The Centre’, on RTÉ

I blame the spirit of Jimmy O’Dea and Maureen Potter. Playing to the gallery is somehow soldered on to the DNA chain of our comedians so that o(...)

Going green: James Nesbitt in James Nesbitt’s Ireland

It turns out that James Nesbitt’s Ireland (UTV, Monday) is pretty much the same as the next man’s – that’s if the next m(...)