In E4's new US import, Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg stars as Detective Jake Peralta, a police officer who doesn't take his job as seriously as he should, yet somehow manages to get results. As his squad leader Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews from Everybody Hates Chris) put it: "The only puzzle he hasn't solved is how to grow up."
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Thursday 12 April 2012
Oregonians delight as Groening finally reveals that of 38 US Springfields, he was thinking of theirs
Sunday 01 April 2012
With his TV show on Britain starting tomorrow and his film in cinemas later this week, the 'Super Size Me' film-maker is never off our screens. Genevieve Roberts meets Morgan Spurlock
Thursday 29 March 2012
As the BBC's Games satire Twenty Twelve returns, Hugh Bonneville tells James Rampton about a role far removed from Downton Abbey
Thursday 29 March 2012
As the BBC's Olympics satire Twenty Twelve returns for a second series, Hugh Bonneville talks to James Rampton about a role far removed from Downton Abbey but just as quintessentially English.
Monday 26 March 2012
New drama The Syndicate sees Joanna Page in her first starring role since Gavin & Stacey.
Saturday 24 March 2012
The Sport Relief fundraising extravaganza has raised a record on-the-night total of £50 million.
Friday 09 March 2012
English Touring Opera shows often embody the old adage about necessity and invention. Portability is the key: their sets must fit in the back of a van, and be shoehorned into a wide variety of spaces.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Jack Davenport and Andrew Lincoln are among the British actors wowing audiences in the US. By Sarah Hughes
Saturday 25 February 2012
Wales arrive at red-rose HQ in great shape but are still wary of hosts' father-and-son combination
Tuesday 21 February 2012
House of Lies is a new sitcom that makes light of corporate greed
Friday 17 February 2012
To British television viewers, David Kelly was the stereotypical Irishman, guaranteed perpetuity through his appearance as O'Reilly, the inept contractor hired by Basil in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". After botching a job inside the hotel, he is seen taking issue with Basil's disgruntled wife. "I like a woman with spirit," he unwisely says, before Sybil batters him with an umbrella. "I've been 52 to 53 years on stage and yet Fawlty Towers, those full nine minutes, make me recognised anywhere in the world," he once said.
Thursday 09 February 2012
What pops into your head when you think of sitcoms? Middle-class households filled with Ikea furniture? Acne-dappled teenagers slumped on sofas delivering withering put-downs to their parents? Neighbours with personality disorders who don't knock before coming into the house? Scripts so rotten that their terrible stench lingers in the memory for years to come?
Saturday 04 February 2012
1. Which high-street chain has a logo based on a 16th-century Norse woodcut?
Sunday 22 January 2012
Fashion: Art at your fingertips
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
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- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death