Gerard Gilbert

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

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Saucy stuff: Vincent Franklin and Rufus Hound on the set of 'Cucumber'

Queer as Folk for the 21st century: Russell T Davies on Cucumber and why his life's work is chronicling the modern gay experience

Sixteen years after his controversial drama 'Queer as Folk', Russell T Davies returns to his 'life's work' – the modern gay experience – with 'Banana' and 'Cucumber'. He'd love the shows to be seen in Russia, he tells Gerard Gilbert

Life after The Killing: Sofie Gråbøl is set to star in new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude

After 'The Killing', Danish actor Sofie Gråbøl became a superstar. But soon after the show ended in 2012, its star was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, healthy again, she's back on the small screen
Damian Lewis shooting a scene as Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall'

Wolf Hall: Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance on bringing the intrigue of the Tudor court to life

BBC adaptation of Hillary Mantel's award-winning novels begins this month

It's puppy love in BBC2's Six Puppies and Us

From Six Puppies and Us to Smiley's People: What to watch on TV tonight

You can also catch Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island on BBC2 at 9pm

Miranda-watchers were drawn less by taste than hype

From Miranda to Esio Trot: The best TV to watch on New Year's Day

Miranda bows out of her sitcom after six years tonight

The cast of BBC period drama Mapp and Lucia

From Adam Lambert and Queen to Mapp and Lucia: what to watch on New Year's Eve

Who said you couldn't celebrate the start of 2015 from your sofa?

Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown in the 2014 Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special

Christmas TV guide 2014: The best festive comedy to watch from Black Mirror to Mrs Brown's Boys

A Rik Mayall comedy tribute will also be shown on BBC2

Nick Frost plays Santa Claus in the Doctor Who Christmas special

Christmas TV guide 2014: The best shows to watch from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey

The usual subjects are all present and correct in the TV stocking but there are welcome surprises from Hollywood heavyweights too

Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi in character as Celia and Alan

Sir Derek Jacobi on 'Last Tango in Halifax' and being just an ordinary fella

Don't call me posh, Sir Derek Jacobi tells Gerard Gilbert. Playing 'an ordinary fella' in TV hit 'Last Tango in Halifax', broadcast next weekend on BBC1, was just what he needed

Sven, Brian and Jamie will compete in the final of Masterchef: The Professionals

From the Masterchef final to Portrait Artist of the Year: What to watch on TV tonight

Portrait of the Year finalists will have 240 minutes to paint Sir Ian McKellen

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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower