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‘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(...)

Greatish expectations: Tom Hollander and Stefanie Martini in ‘Doctor Thorne’

If there’s one thing we know by now it’s that Julian Fellowes is a dab hand at writing period dramas. It’s not so long since the dustcovers were put o(...)

Downton Abbey joins the revolution: the stars of War and Peace

Who knew Tolstoy could be such a romp? The ostentatiously opulent War and Peace (BBC One, Sunday) is a big, bold and beautiful adaptation of the epic (...)

Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh in Veep

While making Veep, the Armando Iannucci-penned sitcom about an American vice-president, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus developed a code to indicate when (...)

Lucy Lumsden, Sky’s head of comedy, says hiring people like Chris O’Dowd is ‘more like a commission to an artist’

What makes us laugh? It’s Lucy Lumsden’s job to answer this question. As Sky’s first ever head of comedy she’s answered it pretty well so far, with sh(...)