The third series of Sherlock has become the most-watched drama run in over a decade, the BBC said today.
The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.
The hit BBC drama drew average viewing figures of 9.6 million on Sunday
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
The show's leading man made the joke during his best actor acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Jacqueline Bisset is Britain's first actress to triumph at the Golden Globes in a night which is expected to be dominated by British success.
View from the Sofa: Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, Channel 4
Photographer Andy Gotts has travelled for two years tracking down the stars
Poor old Olivia Colman doesn't have much luck with on-screen husbands, does she? In Peep Show, she was lumbered with drippy Mark, the less said about her Broadchurch spouse the better, and in The 7.39, on BBC1 last night, Colman played the unsuspecting "her indoors" of cheating commuter Carl (David Morrissey).
Lord Fellowes reveals that ITV drama may not carry on beyond a fifth series
Ellen E Jones picks this year’s must-see events in television
The US version of the drama has been bought by Channel 4 and will go head-to-head with the Israeli original on BBC4 on Saturday nights
The Independent's TV critic selects this year's best of the box
There was a time when the Downton Abbey Christmas special might involve a lady revealing she was up the duff by the chauffeur, or a much-loved character croaking it in a car accident. This year, it was as if, chastened by reactions to their rape storyline, the writers were determined to include nothing even mildly dramatic. If you were looking for a good time to fit in that post-turkey snooze, 8.30pm till 10.30pm was your window.
In your quest for good Christmas television you’ll probably have to search beyond the predictable big-hitters. Here's our guide.
Opponents claim it would stop performers such as Beyonce and Madonna appearing on TV