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Actor Jude Law as a fictional pope on the set of The Young Pope (PA)

The British actor is playing a fictional pontiff in a new series expected to be screened later this year

Saga from The Bridge

Why do crime fighters with psychological flaws continue to captivate television viewers?

Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have a responsibility to seek the good and reject the vulgar, says Francis

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed pizza, football and his daily routine in an interview with an Argentine newspaper

Eva Green in Penny Dreadful (Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME)

Penny Dreadful is a sublime reimagining of Victorian pulp fiction horror stories

'This beautifully put-together film followed the lives of Caribbeans who had to navigate their way through a complex racial order'

In praise of a history documentary with an important cause at its heart

Paddy McGuinness, the host of Take Me Out

I’d love to see the political leaders woo us as the lights slowly go out

Larry David (PA)

Larry David and the pain of laughing

Curb Your Enthusiasm is still the best television comedy of this century

Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey.

A new book gives an eye-opening account of the history of servants in Britain