Arts and Entertainment Prince, here performing at the Super Bowl in Miami in 2007, will appear on Fox's 'New Girl' after the 2014 game

The musical legend will appear in the 'Party Time' episode after the big game

DVD: Mad Men: Season 4, For retail & rental (Lionsgate)

For three seasons of this devastating drama set in 1960s ad land, Peggy has been the quiet heroine, smashing the glass ceiling – but all too often she has been overshadowed by style icons Betty and Joan. No more. Don Draper is still top dog, but Peggy is the rock – and she's taking no prisoners when it comes to relationships either. The writing remains top-drawer, the acting superlative, and Don's descent devastating. Unmissable.

DVD: Mad Men: Season 4 (15)

Voices of: Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton

BBC shows Kennedy series that riled US

Controversial mini-series The Kennedys, cancelled in the US after complaints over historical accuracy, is to be screened on BBC2.

Being Modern: DVD box sets

Bruce Springsteen may have lamented flicking on the TV to find "57 Channels and Nothin' on", but these days such small-screen rage is decidedly démodé. For, whether there be 57 channels or 357, why would we waste time seething at the schedules when we have our trusty repositories of high-end drama to watch any time we please?

A new star turn – the actress upstaging Keira

It was billed as a play with two big names – Knightley and Elisabeth 'Mad Men' Moss. So how did Bryony Hannah steal the spotlight? Adam Sherwin finds out

Leading article: A star is born

It's reasonable to suppose that theatre-goers who scrambled for first-night tickets for The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's classic 1934 play about two women accused of having a lesbian relationship, did so chiefly for the prospect of seeing live on stage two of the biggest screen stars of the moment, Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss.

The Children's Hour, Comedy Theatre, London

Having routed the nay-sayers with her elegantly snaky portrayal of a backbiting bitch in The Misanthrope, Keira Knightley is back on stage. This time she is teamed with Elisabeth (Mad Men) Moss, in Ian Rickson's typically imaginative production of The Children's Hour, the 1934 play by Lillian Hellman in which the lives of two New England teachers are ruined when a malicious pupil starts a false rumour that they are lesbian lovers.

First Night: The Children's Hour, Comedy Theatre, London

Knightley and Moss pass test – but a lesser name tops the class

Two good reasons for a very hot ticket

Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss are the latest famous faces to grace the West End stage

Being Modern: Vintage

Once upon a time, clothes and objets from another era were a signifier of one's social status. Only the very poor or the very privileged would embrace hand-me-downs or jumble sales (the former out of necessity; the latter because "old" is no stigma when your crumbling pile is stuffed with priceless antiques).

The boys are back in town: Entourage is sharper than ever

Gerard Gilbert welcomes back the most entertaining show on television

Jon Hamm - It's all started to ad up...

After starring in one of TV's great series, Mad Men's Jon Hamm is moving his pitch to the big screen. Kaleem Aftab meets him

Sky: Quality drama - at a price

Sky's latest channel promises to be a one-stop shop for fans of the best American series – but many viewers will miss out, says Gerard Gilbert

Rivals miss out as Sky launches Atlantic channel

Customers of Virgin Media and BT Vision face missing out on the latest top shows from America, including Boardwalk Empire and The Borgias, as the companies have failed to secure a deal for Sky's new drama channel.

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