Something unusual happened on American television last week: a drama finished its first season with all the loose ends tied up. There were no cliffhangers. No teasing hints at stories to come. The show in question was Hostages, which started on Channel 4 last night, and it is adding to the stirrings of a television revolution.
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Attack of the Victorian zombies
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Stoke winger Michael Kightly insists the actions of players like Liverpool's Luis Suarez are ruining the game.
Monday 08 October 2012
It's 50 years since James Bond made his film debut and the world's most famous secret agent has being having a not-so-secret affair with big brands ever since. From the watches, the beers and the cars that pay top dollar to feature as Bond's brands of choice in his movies, to the ads that have shamelessly appropriated some 007 cool, Ian Fleming's hero has probably sold more products than any other fictional character.
Sunday 26 August 2012
Expectations high for J K Rowling's adult debut
Sunday 12 August 2012
Jeremy Renner's version of Matt Damon's hero has plenty of wham-bam but little complexity
Sunday 12 August 2012
This visceral Hammer horror-style restaging of the 1612 Pendle witch trials falls between two stools
Friday 10 August 2012
With yearly estimated earnings of more than $90 million, prolific writer James Patterson is by far the highest earning author in the world but women are gaining ground, according to Forbes.com.
Monday 06 August 2012
Chloë Sevigny has always followed an alternative path, making her the perfect new face of Miu Miu, says Gemma Hayward
Saturday 04 August 2012
With The Bourne Legacy set for release, the actor tells Emma Jones that he chooses diverse roles to satisfy his need to be challenged
Wednesday 01 August 2012
In a feat of sneaky subterfuge, Hollywood's big three spy franchises seem to be switching identities. Tim Walker spots a problem
Sunday 29 July 2012
Washed up as an author, Edgar Allen Poe is forced to turn detective when a Baltimore serial killer starts lifting murder methods from his own macabre stories.
Saturday 28 July 2012
The action thriller is set to return to screens, this time without its original action man. How do you reboot a franchise with an unknown hero? Emma Jones finds out
Saturday 14 July 2012
"You're like a machine, Mia," explains Peter Wight's podgy handler to his best assassin, a pre-op transsexual gamely played by Chloë Sevigny, patchy Irish accent and all.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Give him a gun and a good part – at last, Willem gets his man
Thursday 05 July 2012
As one of Australia's most-wanted men, Jonathon Stenberg – suspected of a particularly gruesome murder – might have been expected to lie low.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
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
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