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Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

Critics have reduced Silence to a missile in the culture wars. It’s so much more than that

Rylan Clark is the only recognisable face on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side (PA)

The term ‘celebrity’ might be used loosely in the latest series of Big Brother and its spin-off show

Versailles: 'The writers take innuendo-laden sources and translate them into pornographic fact'

Versailles: a Disneyland version of history

Illustration by Christian Adams

The American Catholic dilemma


Will it be President Trump, at war with the Vatican? Or President Clinton, de-Christianising America? The Catholic vote is dividing in unexpected ways

Donald Trump: in an age of economic uncertainty, he promises riches (Photo: AP)

Can Donald Trump win over Catholics?


The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith

Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who

Dominic Sandbrook’s latest series explores the hidden meanings of British popular culture

The latest battle for Lord Sugar's investment is up and running

The latest series of The Apprentice is back and it’s as brilliantly awful as ever

Claire Danes plays Carrie Mathison

The new series of Homeland, opened with Carrie Mathison going to Mass

Rob Lowe stars as a Catholic priest  in You, Me and the Apocalypse (

You, Me and the Apocalypse is both funny and profound

Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (PA)

Doctor Who has graduated from EastEnders in Space to Breaking Bad in Space