Norman Bates

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Your opinion on Child Genius is likely to be much the same as your response to seeing an 11-year-old in a bowtie: it’s either cute or oddly sinister

The idea behind Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday-Saturday, 8pm), now in its fifth series, is to gather “gifted children” together from across the UK, d(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point against Donegal. Prepare for him to do  something outrageous – something that we had all only dreamt of doing in our time playing the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So, Gaelic football. Are you ready for your close-up? Like Norman Bates or Harry Lime, this summer’s movie is half-over and you haven’t shot your firs(...)

Spinning into madness: Toby Jones as Carl in Kaleidoscope.

Carl (Toby Jones) lives alone, high up in an anonymous block of flats. He has few possessions and even fewer friends, save for his neighbour Monique ((...)

Jenni Murray, the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour chats with  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chats at  a reception and recording at Buckingham Palace to mark the announcement of the Woman’s Hour 70th Anniversary Power List on December 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

It has become a secular form of blasphemy to question the rights of transgender people to identify with whatever sex they choose. So when Jenni Murray(...)

‘The shock of that famous appearance on Top of the Pops in 1972 wasn’t just the visual weirdness or the playing with homosexuality. There was something deeper and more disturbing going on - the shapeshifter beaming into our living rooms.’

It is obvious enough that David Bowie brought the techniques of the theatre to pop music. But he did something more profound than that: he brought th(...)