Gerard Gilbert

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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