David Hasselhoff

Diary: Hoff makes it to the House

The PM's new pal David Hasselhoff is, surreally, the subject of an Early Day Motion, tabled on Tuesday by David Morris, MP for Morecambe – and reportedly a friend of the Hoff's since the 1980s.

Christmas Gifts: from the silver screen

Whether it's the most recently released movie, original collectible memorabilia or the very latest in home entertainment equipment, find gifts to delight even the most obsessive film buffs

100 Best Films: 20-1

Anthony Quinn, our acclaimed film critic, concludes his five-day celebration of cinema's classics with this very personal Top 20, including his favourite movie ever made

Album: Portishead, Third (Island)

Say what you like about Portishead; you can't accuse them of being in it for the money. The easy thing to do, a decade-plus since their much-adored debut, would be to play it safe and offer up 'Dummy' redux.