Forget War and Peace – 1970s costume drama The Pallisers is the thing to watch

Its fake backdrops may be creaky and its pacing slow by today’s standards, but The Pallisers, the 1974 BBC Trollope adaptation now on daytime TV, wins you over with its nuance and emotional ...

October DVDs Include The Pallisers, The Fall and a Little History

Kieran Kinsella Appropriately enough for this time of year, Acorn Media’s latest batch of DVD releases includes The Fall. It’s a Belfast based psychological crime drama in which Dsi Stella Gibson ...

Raymond Cusick obituary

Television production designer who gave Doctor Who's Daleks their distinctive appearance The iconic shape of the Daleks – the most enduring villains from the BBC's long-running television ...

Anna Massey obituary

Award-winning actor with a fastidious intelligence and a hint of inner steel Anna Massey, who has died of cancer aged 73, made her name on the stage as a teenager in French-window froth. She then ...

Anna Massey obituary

Award-winning actor with a fastidious intelligence and a hint of inner steel Anna Massey, who has died of cancer aged 73, made her name on the stage as a teenager in French-window froth. She then ...

Brenda Cowling obituary

She played Mrs Lipton in You Rang, M'Lord? After a lifetime of bit parts, Brenda Cowling, who has died of a stroke aged 85, found herself in front of up to 12 million television viewers when she ...

Donald Pickering 1933 - 2009

The actor Donald Pickering has died at the age of 76. Donald Pickering was a well known British actor appearing in many classic television, film and radio roles. His television appearances included ...