‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

“It feels right.” This Time with Alan Partridge. Photograph: BBC Studios

Last time Alan Partridge hosted a primetime BBC show, he was sacked live on air for punching his boss in the face with a turkey. Now that the world ha(...)

Last Night at the Proms: Remainers have taken to bringing European flags into the Royal Albert Hall to wave alongside the Union Jacks. Photograph: BBC

The heatwave, the World Cup and the endless madness at Westminster have made this summer in London feel as if it has been going on for ever. But for s(...)

Annabel Bates (Mrs Elvsted) and Lizzy Watts (Hedda) in The National Theatre’s production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler.

★★★★ Hedda wanted none of this. Not the marriage, to an adoring, middling academic (Abhin Galeya). Not the bright, spacious, entirely unaffordable ho(...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

Patrick Marber: ‘My characters are always hurting themselves. There is a lot of sadism and a lot of masochism in my work. I don’t know why that is.’ Photograph:  Amy Graves/WireImage/Fox

Patrick Marber politely shoos away a waiter away who has paused to explain an impressive, three-tiered construction bearing afternoon tea. “We’ll figu(...)