Gerard Gilbert

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

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Watch Davina McCall's Sports Relief 2014 challenge on BBC One tonight - TV picks

What to watch on TV tonight, Thursday 20 March

Talking heads: Jessica Hynes (second left) with Hugh Bonneville and the team in W1A

TV picks: Twenty Twelve team returns with new mockumentary W1A

What to watch on TV tonight, Wednesday 19 March

Revved up: The series’ co-writer and star Tom Hollander

Praise be! Divine comedy The Rev returns

Tom Hollander, the man of God himself, talks about the new series of 'Rev'

War stories: witness accounts bring the horror of the Great War home

Never before seen personal accounts of Great War offer vivid picture of life at the Front

The footage has been unearthed from the BBC archives, says Gerard Gilbert

'I'm a rubbish Australian': MasterChef's John Torode goes back to his roots

Gerard Gilbert meets the chef and TV presenter to discuss his first big solo project, a new series for Good Food Channel called John Torode's Australia

Holiday queen: 'Wish You Were Here?' host Judith Chalmers

The BBC is planning a revival of mainstream travel TV - but will anyone be watching?

The Travel Show makes its mainstream debut on BBC2 on Friday with reports on "Are the French really rude to tourists?", "Brazil's abseiling rubbish collectors", or the art boom in South Africa

Julie, Lynda, Heather, Cerina, Simon, Chinelo, David, Tamara, Jenni are competing in the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee

What to watch on TV tonight - The Great British Sewing Bee, Doll & Em, Sexting Teacher

TV picks for Tuesday 17 February

Tunnel vision: a shot from the seven-hour broadcast of a live train journey from Oslo to Bergen

Slow Television: The latest Nordic trend

Boring TV? Don’t knock it until you've tried it – millions are settling in for hours to watch mundane events such as knitting or a train journey

Fire starter: Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in 'Fleming'

Fleming: The man behind Bond

Who was Ian Fleming? A new drama about the creator of 007 throws up some nasty surprises, says Gerard Gilbert

Friends in high places: Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells have created comedy gold out of their real-life relationship

The two actors - who have been friends since childhood - have written a comedy drama about a star who hires her best friend as her assistant

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone