Gerard Gilbert

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

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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

Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt star as Emily and Tony in new BBC drama The Missing

From The Missing to The Art That Hitler Hated: What to watch on TV tonight

Life is Toff and Autumnwatch are among our picks for Tuesday 28 October

Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan turn to the world of dog training in new BBC sitcom Puppy Love

By following their cult NHS satire 'Getting On' with a canine sitcom that doesn't do cute, Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan are proving they roll over for no one
Testing times: headteacher Jenny Smith and deputy Emma Hillman in ‘Educating the East End’

From Educating the East End to Life Story: What to watch on TV tonight

David Attenborough's new series starts tonight as we say goodbye to the Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow

In for the kill: 'How to Get Away with Murder' with Charlie Weber and Viola Davis

How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the US legal drama

The creator of 'Grey's Anatomy', super-producer Shonda Rhimes, is the most powerful woman in American television. But what can she do with the tired suit-and-tie cliches of the legal drama?

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent