Robert Banks Stewart obituary

Creator of Shoestring, Bergerac, Lovejoy and other popular television series Robert Banks Stewart, who has died at the age of 84, was a writer and producer whose knack for casting and determination ...

UK television neglecting older writers, says 'Bergerac' creator

Veteran television writer Robert Banks Stewart has claimed that older writers are neglected by today's television industry, Banks Stewart - who created the popular detective dramas Bergerac and ...

Your next box set: Shoestring

What seemed like fast, grimy realism in 1979 now feels languid and unmenacing. But there is still something pleasurable about this private detective drama How the memory plays tricks. When Eddie ...

‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: Trevor Eve says ‘Doctor Who’ is too expensive

An excellent way to get attention in the British press? Say anything at all about Doctor Who... and if it’s sure to piss off fans, all the better. From Mail Online: Waking the Dead actor Trevor Eve ...

Rewind TV: Derren Brown: Hero at 30,000 Feet; U Be Dead; Mad Men; Bouquet of Barbed Wire; This is England '86

From David Morrissey to Derren Brown, it's been a dramatic week for the power of suggestion Derren Brown: Hero at 30,000 Feet | 4Od U Be Dead | ITV Player Mad Men | iPlayer Bouquet of Barbed Wire ...

Alice Eve to play Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class

Alice Eve is set to play Emma Frost in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: First Class. The 28-year-old Brit - daughter of Shoestring detective series star Trevor Eve - starred in romantic comedy She's Out of ...

Elizabeth Chater

My friend Elizabeth Chater, who has died aged 83, was known to the acting world by the stage name Elizabeth Havelock. She would light up any screen – for instance, as the fortune teller in an early ...

Pass notes No 2,723: Trevor Eve

The Waking the Dead star turns out to be one of the Beeb's highest-paid stars Age: 58. Appearance: Disgraced Gp on unpaid leave. Is that what he is, then? No, he's an actor. Never heard of him. He ...