Columbo: Peter Falk’s befuddled performance appeared to be grabbed whole from empty space. Photograph:  FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty

The finest TV show ever made debuted 50 years ago this week. This is not an eccentric view. “I happen to think Columbo is the greatest television ser(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from Goldfinger in 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It is just two months since Sean Connery, who has died, celebrated his 90th birthday. The appreciations will have given him some sense of how subseque(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Picard and Wharf with the pesky Irishman Danilo Odell

Sad as this is to contemplate on our Big Day, it’s not unusual for famous people to culturally appropriate our national name and wander about wearing (...)

 Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly present the final night of the British queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

The queen of England is 90 and UTV Ireland celebrate the occasion by showing a massive birthday party (Sunday, UTV Ireland) hosted by her cheeky roya(...)