Gerard Gilbert

Gerard Gilbert is a television writer and feature writer for The Independent.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock's Victorian adventure

Having so successfully updated the detective stories for the BBC series, its creators wrote a special episode in which Holmes and Watson are seen in their original era. But its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman explain that they had to be convinced

War and peace in the Apennines

Along the deserted slopes of the Apennines, Gerard Gilbert follows in the footsteps of his father, and other less fortunate Allied escapees

Paul Abbott on 'No Offence', 'Shameless', and a life too grim for TV

He was deserted by both parents, raped at the age of 11 and attempted suicide twice before the age of 16. Paul Abbott's background is worse than anything in his most famous creation, Shameless. As his latest venture, a police drama, comes to our screens, he tells Gerard Gilbert that he has finally exorcised his demons

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