Gerard Gilbert

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

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Catch Outnumbered tonight at 9pm on BBC1, starring Daniel Roche, Hugh Dennis, Tyger Drew-Honey, Ramona Marquez and Claire Skinner

What to watch on TV tonight - Outnumbered, Royal Cousins at War

TV picks, Wednesday 5 February

Game for a laugh: the Chuckle brothers

The Chuckle Brothers: Life after television for Barry and Paul Elliott

The brothers are back in the spotlight – courtesy of the Dave Lee Travis trial

The new generation of must-see TV imports: after The Killing, Borgen and now The Bridge, will a new slate of foreign drama keep viewers riveted?

So just who was “mother of three”, the master-mind behind the plot to create a deadly pandemic? And will Saga and Martin ever find happiness within a romantic relationship? If you know what I’m talking about then you might also be feeling understandably anxious as the second series of The Bridge draws to its conclusion with another blistering double-episode featuring the world’s least touchy-feely fictional detective (and that includes Sherlock), the Porsche-driving, leather-trousered Saga Noren (Sofia Helin).

Men about town: Frankie Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Jonathon Groff in ‘Looking’

Looking: The first drama about gay men since Queer as Folk

Show has given Russell Tovey his ideal role, he tells Gerard Gilbert

Kris Marshall and Sara Martins in 'Death in Paradise'

What to watch on TV tonight - Death in Paradise, The Naked Rambler

TV picks, Tuesday 21 January

Slow burner: 'The Man Who Would Be Bond', with Dominic Cooper and Annabelle Wallis

Smoking in films: light up, camera, action

Smoking on screen is sexy again, but even fake cigarettes have side effects for the actors, finds Gerard Gilbert

Bonnie Wright with Paul Hollywood on The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

What to watch tonight - The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

TV picks, Tuesday 14 January

Self-proclaimed 'mother of the street', Dee Roberts, returns to Benefits Street tonight

Benefits Street and The Great Sport Relief Bake-Off: What to watch on TV tonight, Monday 13 January

Samantha Bond bakes a cake and Romanian migrants arrive in Birmingham

Nick Helm: Loud, aggressive - and a big pussycat off stage

The comic's aggressive style does not match his true self, finds Gerard Gilbert

Emma Willis: The new queen of prime time

Emma Willis has worked her way through the divisions of popular entertainment presenting. Tonight, she takes the reins of the BBC’s revamped ‘The Voice’. Will she sink or swim?

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home