International Women’s Day seems a fitting occasion to celebrate the technicolour extravaganza of femininity that is RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has moved out of the shadows of cult hit to mainstream acceptance, as several of its stars prepare to embark on a world tour.Read more "RuPaul’s Drag Race: a life-affirming celebration of femininity"
The record-breaking adventurer and broadcaster says there are very “transferable” lessons on living in the moment that can be taken from his experiences. But what are they?Read more "Adventurer Mark Beaumont: ‘I’ve been in more tight corners than most’"
Stephen Fry described her as “one of the smartest, funniest and most sweet-natured people I ever encountered”. Can you believe this weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of comedian Linda Smith?Read more "Linda Smith: ‘clever, perceptive, politically sharp and above all very funny’"
Did the must-see Netflix show reveal the truth behind the story of Steven Avery, or does it substitute one example of confirmation bias for another? Or is it even more complicated than that?Read more "Making a Murderer: the truth remains at large in a case surrounded by more-than-reasonable doubt"
In The Fight of Gordon’s Life, it seems motor neurone disease finds itself facing an opponent unafraid to square up and tackle the condition with bravery, dignity and relentless zeal.Read more "Gordon Aikman and MND: fight, and fight again, and keep fighting"
December brought not just gifts but two literary adaptations, with And Then There Were None triumphing with chilling suspense, repression and realistically tragic brutality – whereas Sherlock diluted its formidable power by venturing too far into the realms of fantasy.Read more "Conan Doyle vs Christie: Sherlock loses out in battle of BBC murder-mystery adaptations"
With the curtain having fallen on the latest series of Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews’ thespian satire, Toast of London, Jon Hamm’s brilliantly subversive cameo unfortunately shines the spotlight on a format in need of a more suitable showcase for its headline act’s talents.Read more "Burnt Toast? Where next for Matt Berry’s actorly sitcom"