Gerard Gilbert is a television and feature writer for The Independent.
24 December 2014 02:00 PM
A Rik Mayall comedy tribute will also be shown on BBC2
24 December 2014 10:15 AM
The usual subjects are all present and correct in the TV stocking but there are welcome surprises from Hollywood heavyweights too
23 December 2014 05:00 PM
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
23 December 2014 03:32 PM
Portrait of the Year finalists will have 240 minutes to paint Sir Ian McKellen
22 December 2014 02:30 PM
From David Walliams' new drama to Esio Trot starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, there's plenty of wholesome family fare to watch this Christmas
22 December 2014 01:00 PM
Tune in for Doctor Who and Mapp and Lucia too this festive period
Anna Chancellor has a lineage worthy of Tatler but has had to scrap to establish herself as one of our finest actors
20 December 2014 12:00 AM
Chancellor has come a long way since Four Weddings. The British actor talks motherhood, her new role in Mapp and Lucia, and why she shuns her aristocratic roots
13 December 2014 12:00 PM
With three hit TV shows, Sally Wainwright is the envy of the biz. Here she reveals the secrets of her success
12 December 2014 04:00 PM
Olivia Colman: 'I got to the point where I stopped going on trains and buses because everyone would ask who did it'
Christmas 2014: Can a new TV take on E F Benson’s cult Mapp and Lucia novels compare with the sublime 1985 series?
06 December 2014 12:00 PM
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"
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition