Director and writer Stephen Merchant at the TV Empire Awards in London last year. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

There’s no missing Stephen Merchant. When The Office, which he co-wrote with Ricky Gervais, first arrived on BBC2 he was, to most viewers, no more tha(...)

Karl Pilkington: “If you watch the early James Bond, he had a gadget for every film and you’d never see him use it again”
Karl Pilkington: On My Culture Radar
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  • September 29, 2018, 05:00

Current favourite restaurant I don’t like the modern style of eating on shared tables, the kind you see in Wagamama. It’s like it’s out of Oliver Twi(...)

90s hit after 90s hit at the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

5ive Electric Ireland Throwback Stage ** They were 5ive bad boys with the power to rock you but now they’re more like three lads who ended up doin(...)

Republic of Ireland forward  Kevin Doyle leaves the pitch on a stretcher during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has seen his forward options further reduced for Tuesday’s friendly international against Slovakia after it(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in the Emmy award-winning Sky 1 comedy Moone Boy

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