The new star heaped praise upon the touching EastEnders storyline his character Mick Carter has been part of
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Sunday 30 December 2012
I never know what I'm going to do on New Year's Eve. That is, I can take a very vague guess: what I presume I will do is lie around for most of the day, then go somewhere, get drunk, wonder what all the fuss was about and go to sleep fully clothed round my friend's house.
Jacintha Saldanha, Kate Middleton, and how prank calls show comedy can be used for both good and ill
Sunday 09 December 2012
From Hogarth to Chris Morris, there is a long tradition in Britain of setting out to make people look foolish. Within that tradition, prank calls are the new lowest form of wit
Have you heard the one about the comedian competing against herself? Double Comedy Awards nod for Olivia Colman
Monday 03 December 2012
There is double delight for Olivia Colman after she was nominated twice in the same category in the British Comedy Awards.
Monday 29 October 2012
“This is the worst crisis in 50 years at the BBC”. That was the splash headline of this newspaper exactly a week ago. It was a direct quote from John Simpson, the BBC's foreign editor. It now looks like hyperbole.
Thursday 11 October 2012
They all know how to pull off the celebrity apology
Wednesday 10 October 2012
TV presenter’s punishment of 18 months' community service dismissed as 'derisory'
Tuesday 09 October 2012
TV star Graham Norton has hit back following Michael Parkinson's criticism of the current generation of chat show hosts, and bemoaned the rise of "goody goody" dramas.
Monday 20 August 2012
The Way I See It: Why accept conduct from footballers that we would not tolerate in a child?
Monday 06 August 2012
Going to a site-specific show can be an oddly infantilising experience - standing around in embarrassed silence until someone tells you what to do, meekly following the herd from scene to scene, never quite knowing your role or when you’re going to be picked on.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Russell Brand is returning to British TV with his first show since the Sachsgate scandal.
Thursday 17 May 2012
Our most famous footballer really is a good sport. He'd have to be, to tolerate the non-stop jokes at his expense
Saturday 04 February 2012
David Beckham was sent off by a referee as he stood on the sidelines waiting to watch his son play football, it has emerged. The former England and Manchester United midfielder got his marching orders after protesting at a decision to send off one of the young players.
Monday 12 December 2011
Miranda Hart is set to consolidate her position as one of the biggest comedy stars in Britain after scooping four nominations at the British Comedy Awards.
Monday 05 September 2011
It was the chin that gave him away. Jonathan Ross, who since his departure from the BBC following the Sachsgate affair has been advertising his devil-may-care, unemployed status with flip-flops and a goatee, stepped on to the set fully shod and shorn of all facial hair.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Popstar, racer, actress, sex talk – only the channel's changed
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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