Michael Crichton: chose not to practise medicine and instead became a one-man entertainment industry. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

As a self-published writer with a comic novel and two column collections to my name, I have little time for the precious sensibilities of the traditio(...)

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Season premiere. The puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Welcome back to Westworld

Whatever you think about of Westworld (Sky Atlantic, Monday, 9pm), the labyrinthine sci-fi about a robotic western theme park run amok, it doesn’t qui(...)

Players are willing to be amateur but they are less willing to accept amateur preparation and training techniques.  Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

There appears to be a growing consensus that the GAA is headed down the wrong path. The impending appointment of a new director-general, and the new b(...)

Anthony Hopkins plays Dr Robert Ford with his  customary silken menace in Westworld

And so the sun sets on Westworld (Tuesday, Sky Atlantic, 10pm), a costly, time-consuming and utterly rewarding study in obsession. That was the force(...)