Gerard Gilbert

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

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MasterChef juges John Torrode and Gregg Wallace

TV picks tonight: MasterChef, Dead Famous DNA, W1A

What to watch on TV this evening, Wednesday 26 March

The sleuth is out there: 'Endeavour' with star Shaun Evans (second left) alongside Sean Rigby, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam and Anton Lesser

Morse spin-off Endeavour gets scandi makeover from The Killing director

The show's young star Shaun Evans tells Gerard Gilbert why the days of cosy Oxford nostalgia are over

Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall) and Alison McIntosh (Alison O'Donnell) star in the first part of Shetland's new episode 'Dead Water'

TV picks tonight: Shetland, The Missing and the sports life story of Didier Drogba

What to watch on TV this evening, Tuesday 25 March

Alex (Olivia Colman) and Adam (Tom Hollander) are now the parents of baby daughter Katie as Rev returns for a third series tonight

TV picks: Rev Returns to BBC2 with Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander

What to watch on TV tonight, Monday 24 March

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

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas