Gerard Gilbert

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

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Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph and Pauline Quirke return in Birds of a Feather

What to watch tonight - Birds of a Feather returns after 15 years

Uppity neighbour Dorian returns in the guise of the next EL James

Wrong signals: David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith in BBC1's 'The 7.39'

A fare to remember: David Nicholls reveals the inspiration for his new BBC drama The 7.39

The script owes more to a Kinks classic than Brief Encounter, the One Day author tells Gerard Gilbert

Fresh Meat's Greg McHugh joins Kevin Guthrie in 'Two Doors Down'

What to watch tonight: TV choices, 31 December

For those who'd rather welcome in the New Year in front of the box

Sandy Hartness' 2004 'Snail' design in tonight's 'Doggy Grooming' on Channel 4

What to watch tonight: TV choices, 30 December

Extreme dog grooming documentary 'Doggy Styling' is not one to miss

'Call The Midwife' returns: All hail the, er, Breaking Bad of midwifery?

‘Call the Midwife’ writer Heidi Thomas tells Gerard Gilbert about the show’s impact

Lady Mary shares a stern word with Lady Rose in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special 2013

Christmas Day TV: What to watch

In your quest for good Christmas television you’ll probably have to search beyond the predictable big-hitters. Here's our guide.

Christmas TV guide 2013: Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly

Yes, there’s Downton, but also Austen as murder mystery, comedy from Sarah Silverman and thrilling documentaries about climbing Everest

A born natural: Miranda Hart as Chummy Noakes in 'Call the Midwife'

Call the Midwife Christmas special: Behind the scenes with Miranda Hart

Gerard Gilbert meets the scene-stealing Miranda Hart - and finds she is relishing being in someone else's series ahead of her own arena stand-up tour

A scene from 'The Great Train Robbery'

What to watch tonight: TV choices, 18 December

BBC's The Great Train Robbery airs tonight on the eve of Ronnie Biggs' death

Jack Whitehall (centre) in the Bad Education Christmas Special

What to watch tonight: TV choices, 17 December

Fresh Meat co-star Greg McHugh joins Jack Whitehall for the Bad Education Christmas special

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

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John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
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Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
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Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game