The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.
The American love affair with British TV and its stars shows no sign of abating after another batch of gongs were handed out to homegrown talent at the Emmys. But why do our friends across the pond love our drama so much?
Vanity Fair is one of the greatest novels about Waterloo: and this week the ITV series reached 1815 and the battle where Napoleon met his final defeat. But how much do you know about East Anglia’s link to the day that decided Europe’s fate?
The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.
While the advance of AI, automation and robotics sometimes evokes fears of mechanised armies and widespread unemployment, according to the TUC, there should be a sunny upside for us mere mortals – a shorter working week and higher pay.