Homeland: Claire Danes goes conspicuously under cover in Afghanistan

Homeland (Thursday, RTÉ2) is one of those programmes that has been on the television for ever, like Heartbeat or ER or Last of the Summer Wine or the (...)

‘There’s a limit to the amount of times I’m prepared to prostitute my catchphrase’ Tony Robinson in Blackadder. Photograph: Victor Watts/Rex/Shutterstock

When it happens to Richard Wilson, he gives a wave and keeps walking. Maureen Lipman, on the other hand, tends to assume an expression of weary resign(...)

The turkey conversation usually starts in November – my capitulation comes in early December. Photograph: Getty

“I don’t want to do turkey this year,” I mumbled. Immediately I got “the look” from everybody. Even the dog stared at me witheringly. Into the silenc(...)

 Bob Geldof,  who criticised revellers for wearing Primark clothes as he unleashed an expletive-filled tirade at at Brentwood Festival on Sunday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The bad man used the ‘F-word’ at a rock and roll festival and people needed counselling. Or so it seemed, judging by the Victorian Maiden Aunt react(...)

The blokeish Lad Lane off Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Daily Telegraph has published a list of Britain’s silliest street names. They include Arguments Yard, in Whitby, North Yorkshire and Grump Street,(...)

Helsinki in summer is a delight, its streetscapes of Russian-influenced architecture illuminated and lifted by the interplay of the midnight sun and t(...)