Gerard Gilbert

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

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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

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

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Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
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