Gerard Gilbert

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

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Sally Wainwright at the 'BAFTA' British Academy Craft Awards' The Brewery, London.

Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax creator Sally Wainwright on how to create TV gold

With three hit TV shows, Sally Wainwright is the envy of the biz. Here she reveals the secrets of her success

The cast of multi award winning drama Broadchurch attended the read-through for the second series of the drama in London.

Broadchurch series 2: David Tennant, Olivia Colman and cast share all the clues they can

Olivia Colman: 'I got to the point where I stopped going on trains and buses because everyone would ask who did it'

Anna Chancellor as Lucia and Miranda Richardson as Mapp, in the BBC’s new adaptation (C) BBC - Photographer: Nick Briggs)

Christmas 2014: Can a new TV take on E F Benson’s cult Mapp and Lucia novels compare with the sublime 1985 series?

The BBC's new version is written by The League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton, who says we should expect "a genteel version of Royston Vasey"

W1A actor Jason Watkins to star in new ITV drama as the landlord falsely accused of Joanna Yeates' murder

Jason Watkins has been a steady supporting actor for most of his career. But now, following a family tragedy, he's set to play the lead role in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Robson and Jerome are said to have earned Simon Cowell his first million

Jerome Flynn: Game of Thrones and Ripper Street star is back in the limelight

One minute he was topping the charts as Robson and Jerome – the next he’d disappeared, seeking refuge in a religious sect. Now, starring roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Ripper Street’ have catapulted him to success again... Can he handle it second time around?
Through a glass darkly: Jamie Dornan in ‘The Fall’

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan: Playing The Fall's serial killer left me scarred

Dornan stars in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in the new year. Before that, he returns as a misogynistic murderer in the controversial drama 'The Fall' on BBC2. He tells Gerard Gilbert how the role has transformed his life
The Passing Bells, with Michael (Jack Lowden) and Thomas (Paddy Gibson)

From The Passing Bells to Trollied: What to watch on TV tonight

Intruders, Toast of Britain and Gareth's All-Star choir also come recommended

Armstrong, left, and Bain's writing credits include Peep Show, Fresh Meat, and The Old Guys

Can kings of comedy Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong strike gold with a full series of Metropolitan Police serial Babylon?

Bain and Armstrong have presented their unique view of 21st-century foibles in shows such as Peep Show and Fresh Meat
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway will be discussing new film Interstellar on the Graham Norton Show

From Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway talking Interstellar with Graham Norton to Lewis: What to watch on TV tonight

Our picks for the best Halloween television on Friday 31 October

The Apprentice 2014 contestants pictures with Karen Brady, Lord Sugar and Nick Hewer

From The Apprentice to the Mercury Prize: What to watch on TV tonight

Scott & Bailey and Spider House are other options for Wednesday night

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions