The Fall

It was Broadchurch wot won it. One programme has a habit of dominating the Broadcasting Press Guild awards in recent years. Last year it was Tom Stoppard's BBC2 adaptation, Parade's End; the year before that it was the same channel's Tom Hollander sitcom, Rev.
That's the thing about telly, it tends to get people animated. Take a real stinker for example. Channel 4's provocative coital experiment Sex Box failed to set pulses racing and was described as an "all new low for television". Who could have uttered such a withering remark? Step forward Steph Parker, the star of another of Channel 4's shows - the irresistible, breakout hit Gogglebox.
Dame Helen Mirren has spoken out against the high number of female corpses in British TV drama. The Oscar-winning actress
So, we had no Olympics this year, no Diamond Jubilee, in fact, it threatened to look like quite a flat year, telly-wise. But
When I finally left home and I joined The Fall and moved to Manchester, she let me go. All she asked was for me to have a round trip ticket in case it didn't work out. That's what a great mother does. Let's the child become the person they're meant to be.
The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.
Tina Hobley has admitted she left Holby City in the hope of landing a part in Broadchurch. The actress had starred in the
Audiences flocking to 'Luther', 'The Fall', 'Broadchurch' this year alone confirm that our appetite for a cracking bit of
''The Fall's final instalment found both detective and killer losing their cool. Paul Spector was having to improvise furiously
'The Fall' finishes its five-part run tonight, with viewers wondering how DS Stella Gibson will finally nail her serial killer