The This Life star gets rave reviews for his performance in Jez Butterworth's play Parlour Song at the Almeida Theatre.
New single "Kingdom of Rust" is another slice of brooding cinematic indie rock from the Manchester band.
The finest television show ever made is on terrestrial television screens now (BBC2).
...and what's not
The Boat That Rocked
Its cast couldn't be more star-studded, but Richard Curtis's film about a pirate radio station is a disaster.
Peter, Bjorn and John
We might give up hoping for another song as brilliant as "Young Folks", from the Swedish trio.
Top of the Pops
Sadly unlikely to return to our screens for another series.