The Last Kingdom. BBC/Carnival/Des Wille
New research suggests his military achievements might have been exaggerated.
Mandy McElhinney as Gina Rinehart in House of Hancock (2015).
Cordell Jigsaw Productions
Channel Nine has apologised to Gina Rinehart over its mini-series House of Hancock. What implications does this have for screenwriters telling stories about powerful figures?
© Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
At the heart of this 20-year-old show is a critique of the quest for absolute power.
Scott Free Prods/Robert Viglasky
The BBC's Taboo is a timely reminder of the violent origins of globalisation, but its villains allow the viewer to disassociate imperial misdeeds from mainstream British history.
BBC/Sid Gentle Films Ltd/Laurie Sparham
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
What’s the bet they didn’t buy one?
TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews in Riverdale.
The Riverdale gang have gone from squeaky clean 40s hijinks, to bizarre Punisher cross-overs in the 90s, to a Twin Peaks-lookalike murder mystery today.
Joanna Lumley (briefly) played the Doctor in 1999 Comedy Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death.
In a universe of infinite possibility, why is Doctor Who always a man? Peter Capaldi's forthcoming retirement from the role means it's surely time to hand the sonic screwdriver over to a woman.
Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
There are whispers of crisis around the 53-year-old series.
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters.
'Falling TV' via www.shutterstock.com
Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
BBC/Hartswood Films/Todd Antony
The traditional TV schedule is still more important than we might think.
The Strictly Come Dancing final looks to be somewhat dull – all glitter, no Balls.
© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd
Star Wars offshoot Rogue One was originally intended to be darker – but it looks like it might be rather vanilla.
Waleed Aly’s 2016 Gold Logie win tells us that the audience has been more appreciative of Australian television’s diversity than the industry.
The Logies are fantastically daggy, but they let us compare audience and industry definitions of achievement. Looking back, it's clear the public celebrates new, diverse and varied television.
Advertisements Screenshots/Hillary for America and Donald J. Trump for President
Trump must now find a way to mitigate national anxieties in the wake of millions of dollars of TV and radio ads that played on voters' fear and anger.
Netflix’s most ambitious and expensive original drama is historical fiction at its most lavish.
Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House in a promotional video ahead of Matt Groening’s visit to Australia this week.
Twentieth Century Fox/Sydney Opera House
The subtlety laced with satire that graced earlier shows has been replaced by a brash, carelessness. And Homer, while always loud-mouthed, is now positively abusive. After 28 seasons, is it time for The Simpsons' creators to call it a day?
BBC/The Fall 3 Ltd/Des Willie
The Fall writer Alan Cubitt is 'hurt and upset' at being accused of misogyny. But maybe misogyny isn’t the point.