Ricky Gervais

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The moral centre of the action is Andréa, played by Camille Cottin

The world is divided between those who have never heard of Parisian comedy Call My Agent! (Netflix) and those who will proclaim it the best thing sinc(...)

Downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, the ‘Electric City’: the town symbolises the demise of a once-thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Eric Baradat / AFP via Getty

At the Downtown Deli in Scranton, Pennsylvania, orders of pancakes, French toast and endless cups of coffee are piling up during this busy lunchtime. (...)

English actress Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: a cool all of her own. Photograph:   Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

Dame Diana Rigg, who died on Tuesday aged 82, will have long known that all her obituarists would find space for Mrs Emma Peel in their opening p(...)

Dettol wants people to leave their houses and get out and about again, but not all if its advertising has gone down well. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

“Choose death,” tweeted Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh as he shared an image of an advertisement listing allegedly much-missed aspects of office li(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

 Phil Neville gave us soundbites for years to come throughout last summer’s Women’s World Cup. Photograph: PA

Sometimes this quarantine situation gets to me. Some days I think of all the joy and little pleasures it has robbed me of. Other days I find myself fe(...)

Gervais’s post-Office output is like watching him pull all the threads from it, one by one

I should probably preface this one by admitting that I think Ricky Gervais is funny. A weirdly divisive statement to make these days, and one I am abo(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Let’s keep this in perspective. Joker won an enormous 11 Oscar nominations. That’s a lot, but there were three films right behind with 10. The Academ(...)

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