Controversy has arisen following Helen Mirren’s casting in a biopic of Israel’s former prime minister Golda Meir. Photograph: Jasper Wolf

Soon after the brilliant It’s a Sin came out, Russell T Davies justified his decision to cast only gay actors in gay parts by saying: “They are not th(...)

Tilda Swinton: ‘People said I was queer, like she’s a queer fish’. Photograph: Susan Wright/New York Times

Tilda Swinton is waiting for me when I land at Inverness airport. She’s smiling, and says she’s got a surprise. We head off towards her car, Swinton m(...)

Aidan Gillen stars in Faith Healer upcoming at up the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

'I had no intention or idea that I could have a career': Actor talks about his new play and how he stumbled into acting  Over the last(...)

It’s a Sin: Olly Alexander (front) with Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Curtis, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West. Photograph: Channel 4

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS Russell T Davies is one of the great auteurs of modern British TV, and he’s been shooting for the stratosphere wi(...)

Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin: Heart-breaking, gut-punching and already a word-of-mouth hit.

Watching all five episodes of It’s a Sin at the weekend – breaking between each one for recovery – was an exercise in face-mopping, with occasional re(...)

It’s a Sin: the cast has a Trainspotting-esque quality of big names on the brink, such as Olly Alexander

Russell T Davies is one of the great auteurs of modern British TV, and he’s shooting for the stratosphere with It’s a Sin (Channel 4, Friday, 9pm). Th(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

Neil Jordan: Last September, Variety described him a showrunner on Riviera.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Is it time to drag out the old saw about the ambitious starlet who was so stupid she slept with the writer? Too late. We’ve done it. Throughout Holly(...)

Charlie Hunnam: “In any life, there are always big decisions to make”

Get set for glottal stops. Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur casts Charlie Hunnam as the titular sword-puller, a cheeky monarch from the same lineage as Ray W(...)

In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by(...)

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