Crippled by depression and driven to think of suicide after the death of his beloved wife, the set-up for Ricky Gervais’ new comedy doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs - but this redemption dramedy is the best Gervais has given us for years.
Norwich v Ipswich Derby Day: Ahead of Sunday’s East Anglian clash, we look at other famous rivalries on the small screen, from Tom v Jerry to He-Man v Skeletor, Walter White v Gus Fring to Wile. E Coyote v Roadrunner.
There are some TV shows that you need to exercise some parental control over, or in other words that you need to watch when there’s no chance of your Mum and Dad sidling up and sharing the sofa with you. Netflix’s new show Sex Education is one - here are 10 more.
They were the watch and work-out stars of the small screen who urged us to get off the sofa and into a leotard years before the days of Instagram and YouTube workouts and #fitinspiration. Stacia Briggs casts her mind back to the days of Mad Lizzie and The Green Goddess, Mr Motivator and Jane Fonda.
More greatcoat flapping, even less actual police work, Halliday is still super-cheerful (has she never seen Luther?) and there’s been a shock death that doesn’t involve a bus-slithering psychopath: episode three of Luther reviewed. CONTAINS SPOILERS.
After ruining night bus travel for us, now Luther has put paid to selling fridges online. The plot thickens in episode two of Luther as two killers remain on the loose and our hero is ignoring looking for one of them while hiding the other one. Standard. CONTAINS SPOILERS.
It looks like there’s going to be lots of reasons to stay tethered to the sofa in 2019 as a whole host of new and returning drama hits the small screen. From Game of Thrones to Les Miserables, Line of Duty to Peaky Blinders, The Crown to Stranger Things, it’s going to be a great TV year.
As we look ahead to 2019’s TV treats, let’s pause for a moment to look back at the last year’s biggest hits on the small screen - from Royal Weddings to bodyguards, heartbreaking football matches to battling chimpanzees, TV writer Cory Varney picks his top 10.
There’s plenty of laugh-out-loud comedies to watch on TV this Christmas (and Mrs Brown’s Boys, ho ho ho) and there’s nostalgia mixed with new festive offerings, What will make you roar with laughter this Christmas? Here is a flavour of what’s on offer...
What were the biggest TV moments of 2018? We look at the last six months of the year and discover why 2018 was big for the Dyer family, which unusual guests appeared on Bargain Hunt and how the BBC and ITV had a Brexit row of their own.
It’s been a year for presenters to hang up their microphones, for iconic programmes to reach milestones and for stars to fall from grace. We look back at a year of television, starting with January to June.
‘Tis the season to watch telly…now is the time to reserve your place on the sofa and start looking forward to the festive treats coming to a small screen near you this Christmas. Here are 10 top highlights this Christmas.
Christmas can be a stressful time of year what with all those rows to fit in with your family, arguments over who gets the last chocolate in the tin and that’s without having to navigate the festive TV schedules. Here are some hidden gems which are buried in the listings.
Apparently, new parents feel ‘completely overwhelmed’ by the advice they are given by well-meaning friends and family and struggle to see the wood for the trees when it comes to raising the tiny human they’ve just brought home from hospital.
We look back over past John Lewis’s previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?
It’s the second time that John Lewis has used Your Song in its Christmas campaign, but this time the store has gone straight to source and employed Sir Elton. But is it Christmassy enough? Let me sit on the roof, kick off the moss and let you know.
Frozen food firm Iceland’s Christmas advertisement about the plight of orang-utans has been declared too political to be shown on TV. But was it all a clever plan to spread Iceland’s no-palm-oil message as far and wide as possible?
“Oh I wish it could be Christmas, every day…” Frankly, it can be, because the Christmas advertising has started on TV and unless you channel your inner rock star and throw the box out of the window, there’s no escaping it. TV editor Stacia Briggs reviews the festive ads.
Nothing says “it’s time to open your wallet and create six months of New Year debt” like the advent of this year’s Christmas advertisements from the big retailers. TV Editor Stacia Briggs will be reviewing the big hitters as they launch their festive campaigns.
Prue managed to get through an entire day without revealing the winner of The Great British Bake Off before the show aired, so really, we were all winners says guest reviewer Richard Hughes of the cooking competition’s grand finale.
From zombies to demogorgons, poltergeists to killer clowns, demon headmasters to devilish technology, there’s a scary TV show to suit all levels of daring in our list of shows to get you into the Halloween spirit. Do not watch alone.
The time (and space) is right for a brand new feel to an old favourite. Doctor Who is being steered by a new Doctor and a new writing team and on first impressions, it’s fun for all the family while retaining the behing-the-sofa moments we all know and love.
“It’s Vegan Week, there’s no dairy or meat, why don’t you chop up a leek, because it’s Vegan Week” It was baking hummus-cide in the tent for one of the last men standing, says guest reviewer, chef Richard Hughes.
Does Alan Sugar need to fire the Photoshop team at The Apprentice? Distortion on official candidate photos of Kayode and Frank are dismissed by the BBC as “a trick of the light”. We’re not entirely convinced. CONTAINS SPOILERS.
Lucky for some: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who - here’s everything you need to know about the new custodian of the Tardis who takes to the skies on Sundays for the next 10 weeks. We can’t wait.
It’s pastry week and the judges rolled out some new challenges for the bakers which included a Tudor-style banquet pie. Ironically Manon struggled on the French technical challenge, Jon revealed pastry has ‘cannibalistic tendencies’ and there was plenty of red-hot steamhole action.