Michael Caine

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Where’s Edd: Star of TV’s Wheeler Dealers for 13 series, Edd China

In dark times, simplicity wins. Complex ideas and solutions become much too much for most of us to bear, so for succour, it’s hard to beat delving int(...)

 Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Photograph:  Allsport UK /Allsport

With four minutes remaining and the Allied prisoners trailing the Germans 4-3, Luis Fernandez (Pele) rises from the bench, shrugs off the pain of brok(...)

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon following in the footsteps of Socrates and Aristophanes on the set of The Trip to Greece. Photograph: Sky Atlantic

Comedy has played a central role in philosophy from the days of ancient Greece. Diogenes was renowned for oddball stunts. Zeno of Elea traded in amusi(...)

Rebel Wilson with her Cats co-star James Corden at the Oscars: the pair  arrived in deliberately awful representations of their feline selves,  wrapping irony around their introduction to the visual effects prize.  Photograph: Getty Images

At the recent Bafta ceremony, Rebel Wilson drew laughs for her takedown of the season’s biggest cinematic catastrophe. “I made this dress by sewing tw(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

 Flu outbreaks occur almost every year during the cold season

Influenza, or to use its more common appellation “the flu”, has been with us for a long time. One of the earliest reports of a flu-like illness comes (...)

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon lock horns on The Morning Show, from November 1st on Apple TV

November 1st is the worldwide launch date for Apple TV Plus, Apple’s new subscription service, available on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple dev(...)

Timothée Chalamet in The King

The last thing any critic should do is berate a director for not making the movie he or she most wanted to see. With apologies, I will, nonetheless, e(...)

‘There’s a limit to the amount of times I’m prepared to prostitute my catchphrase’ Tony Robinson in Blackadder. Photograph: Victor Watts/Rex/Shutterstock

When it happens to Richard Wilson, he gives a wave and keeps walking. Maureen Lipman, on the other hand, tends to assume an expression of weary resign(...)

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