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Ray Galton, co-creator of Steptoe and Son, dies aged 88

Ray Galton, co-creator of Steptoe and Son, dies aged 88

Scriptwriter worked with Alan Simpson on sitcoms including Hancock’s Half HourRay Galton, one half of Galton and Simpson, the writing team regularly voted the funniest in sitcom history, has died at
Daveed Diggs: ‘Days before I started on Hamilton, I got thrown against a fence by police’

Daveed Diggs: ‘Days before I started on Hamilton, I got thrown against a fence by police’

He’s the star of TV and Broadway whose new film Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The actor discusses protest, prejudice and the ‘neo-Nazi president’ Modern Toss on gentrification
Graham Norton: ‘In a world going to hell in a handcart, Ireland is a wonderful beacon’

Graham Norton: ‘In a world going to hell in a handcart, Ireland is a wonderful beacon’

The chatshow host’s new novel centres on Irish lives dominated by shame and repression. Yet, after ‘decades of darkness’, the country’s legalisation of abortion and gay marriage have made him
Can the Jodie Whittaker era secure the future of Doctor Who?

Can the Jodie Whittaker era secure the future of Doctor Who?

The show is making one of the most high-pressure returns in its history, but with the many bold changes, including a new Sunday-night slot and a reduction of episodes, the early signs are good for a
Go Back to Where You Came From Live is ambitious TV. But does it work?

Go Back to Where You Came From Live is ambitious TV. But does it work?

By putting stunned, mostly white, mostly celebrity Australians in conflict zones, SBS doesn’t do justice to the complexity of refugee stories The first series of Go Back to Where You Came from was
In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

The rise of platforms like Spotify and Apple Music promised to democratise the industry. But has anything changed for artists?For a long time, there’s been an understanding within the Australian music
Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Chris Riddell imagines a right royal Brexit bunfight in Birmingham Continue reading...
Doctor Who first look: Jodie Whittaker fizzes with energy as female Time Lord

Doctor Who first look: Jodie Whittaker fizzes with energy as female Time Lord

The Woman Who Fell to Earth debuts new cinematic style – and Doctor’s Yorkshire accentBold, cinematic, full of frights, and very much made in Sheffield, Jodie Whittaker’s debut episode in the new
Cary Fukunaga: exclusive interview with the new James Bond director

Cary Fukunaga: exclusive interview with the new James Bond director

He is replacing Danny Boyle, but the Californian may not be the safest pair of hands – he’s no stranger to walking from projects and his latest series, Maniac, is a mind-bending trip into psychotropic
Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96

Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96

Host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning at the Royal Free hospital in north LondonTV presenter and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his family has said.The host of
Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones makes triumphant return on TV's biggest night

Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones makes triumphant return on TV's biggest night

Netflix and HBO wound up dead-locked with 23 wins each, while The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Assassination of Gianni Versace emerged victoriousEmmy winners 2018: the full listAfter its absence from
Emmys 2018: The Handmaid's Tale takes on Game of Thrones – live

Emmys 2018: The Handmaid's Tale takes on Game of Thrones – live

The year’s biggest night in television promises a number of major showdowns and could mark a major milestone for Netflix, boasting more nominations than HBO 2.00am BST A much-deserved win here for
Another Captain Cook documentary – but do we really need it?

Another Captain Cook documentary – but do we really need it?

With Sam Neill at the helm in The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, the Endeavour takes a refreshingly different tackViewers following the advance of the HMS Endeavour towards these shores via
Sandi Toksvig sparks new gender pay row over QI fee

Sandi Toksvig sparks new gender pay row over QI fee

‘Equal pay is not about me,’ television presenter tells Women’s Equality party meeting in Kettering Sandi Toksvig, the television presenter, has revealed she is paid less than half of Stephen Fry’s
TV wildlife enthusiast Johnny Kingdom killed in digger accident

TV wildlife enthusiast Johnny Kingdom killed in digger accident

The 79-year-old who came to fame in A Year on Exmoor has died in his beloved DevonTelevision wildlife film-maker Johnny Kingdom has died at the age of 79 following an accident on his land involving a
Celebrity Big Brother: actor leaves house after claiming punch by Ryan Thomas

Celebrity Big Brother: actor leaves house after claiming punch by Ryan Thomas

Roxanne Pallett said Thomas ‘punched me like a boxer would punch a bag’The former soap actor Roxanne Pallett has become the second contestant to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house without being
Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Marquez, who appeared on the series from 1994 to 1997, was killed during a welfare check at her home in CaliforniaVanessa Marquez, a former actor on the television show ER, was shot and killed by
Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Channel 5 tweets that Brazilian reality TV star removed from house after ‘further incident’The Brazilian reality TV star Rodrigo Alves has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5
Katie Piper's acid attacker to be released from prison

Katie Piper's acid attacker to be released from prison

Stefan Sylvestre was jailed for life for attacking TV presenter on instruction of her ex-boyfriend The man who threw acid over the TV presenter Katie Piper is to be released from prison after serving
Stefán Karl Stefánsson, LazyTown's Robbie Rotten, dies aged 43

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, LazyTown's Robbie Rotten, dies aged 43

The Icelandic actor, who played the junk-food-munching villain in the children’s TV show, had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer The Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson, who played the villain