Gerard Gilbert

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

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Natural beauty: Aidan Turner stars in the new series of Poldark

New series of Poldark is set to showcase the beauty of Cornwall all over again

Gerard Gilbert looks at how TV programmes, from 'Balamory' to 'Broadchurch', pull in the telly tourists
Suspicious mind: Martin Clunes as Arthur Conan Doyle in ‘Arthur & George’

Martin Clunes interview: The actor stars as the Sherlock Holmes creator in Arthur & George

The new ITV drama focuses on a tale of a miscarriage of justice fuelled by racial prejudice. He tells Gerard Gilbert about a curious case
'Safe House' with Christopher Eccleston

What to watch after Broadchurch: The best new crime dramas from Battle Creek to Safe House

Now that 'Broadchurch' is finished, where can crime-drama fans get their fix? Gerard Gilbert goes on the trail of the best new sleuthing shows

Kevin Spacey as a ruthless Frank Underwood in 'House of Cards'

House of Cards season 3: What can we expect from the Kevin Spacey Netflix drama this year?

Are President Underwood and the First Lady going to split? Is Russia the new China… and what part will Pussy Riot play? Thanks to a leak of the new season of ‘House of Cards’, we can sort the informed speculation from the rumour

Coming up roses: Ophelia Lovibond

Ophelia Lovibond on Elementary, schooldays and living with that name

As the American TV show 'Elementary' returns, Ophelia Lovibond, who plays Sherlock's protégée, talks to Gerard Gilbert

Class act: Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes in 'The Casual Vacancy'

JK Rowling weaves her magic again: The Casual Vacancy comes to TV

Gerard Gilbert goes behind the scenes and talks to its stars Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes

From left: Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, with writers Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan on the set of ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul episode 1 review: Breaking Bad's conniving lawyer is back on Netflix – but can his spin-off show work?

The new show cleverly jumps between Goodman's pre- and post-Walter White life

Frozen out: despite being filmed in Iceland, 'Fortitude' is set further north, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Our fascination with the Arctic from Greek myths to Sky Atlantic's new drama Fortitude

Never mind Scandi-noir, the zeitgeist is creeping upwards – to the Arctic Circle. Gerard Gilbert considers the pull the pole has always exerted on us, from Greek myth to the new TV thriller 'Fortitude'

Joanna Eatwell outside her costume truck on the set of 'Wolf Hall'

Behind-the-scenes with the costume makers for Wolf Hall, Broadchurch and Doctor Who

The BBC's lavish adaptation of 'Wolf Hall' will showcase the best UK drama talent. And some of the finest clobber since the court of Henry VIII himself. In the latest of our series on behind-the-scenes heroes, we meet the costume designers on TV's biggest hits
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

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
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How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before