Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones bungles the execution of its last great villain

28 August 2017 15:40

Another season of Game of Thrones is over, and nobody knows when it will return. After a run of seven…

Action soars but acting plummets on Game of Thrones

21 August 2017 16:50

The penultimate episode of a season of Game of Thrones is usually the point where something spectacularly game changing happens.…

Daenerys Targaryen has become the Donald Trump of Game of Thrones

14 August 2017 16:36

If he takes a break from the 24-hour feed of Fox News and switches over to HBO in time to…

Game of Thrones has its first winner: Bronn

7 August 2017 17:39

For the third episode in a row, Game of Thrones has devoted its final act to the sort of blockbuster…

Game of Thrones? More like a game of Risk

31 July 2017 17:19

Risk, the classic strategy board game, involves the careless deployment of tiny figurines across the continents of the world, with…

Game of Thrones gets back to brutal business

24 July 2017 17:14

A good measure of whether Game of Thrones is feeding you a placeholder episode is to imagine trying to spoil…

How Game of Thrones gave Northern Ireland a £146 million boost

22 July 2017 9:00

I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones, the epic television drama that has returned for a seventh season. This is a…

Game of Thrones returns with more of a whimper than a bang

17 July 2017 17:35

Like an ex-politician with a hot take on Brexit, Game of Thrones is back. The first episode of this seventh,…

How Game of Thrones is shaping up as the new season begins

16 July 2017 14:45

After an agonising year-and-a-bit wait, Game of Thrones, the biggest TV show on earth bar none, returns in the early…

Books Podcast: The wisdom of the zombie apocalypse

6 July 2017 12:39

In this week’s books podcast, we’re talking about the lumbering hordes of the living dead. Yup: it’s Zombie Apocalypse time,…

Knives out for Gove: Tory MP threatens the Justice Secretary’s manhood

1 July 2016 15:00

Although Mr S is running his own Michael Gove inspired Game of Thrones competition for readers, the Justice Secretary’s colleagues also can’t seem to resist…

I hope more darlings are killed off in Game of Thrones season 6

25 April 2016 21:55

So: Game of Thrones. Finally — season six — the TV series has overtaken the books on which it is…

Jonathan Meades on god, football and brutophilia – and why his memoir was 17 years late

25 September 2015 0:04

This is a transcript of a talk, ‘Composing the Past’, given by Jonathan Meades at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh…

Why feminists like me are addicted to Game of Thrones

16 June 2015 15:32

This post contains spoilers and discussion of the Season 5 Finale. My name is Kate Maltby, I’m a feminist, and I’m addicted…

Game of Thrones has always been a vacuous banquet of sex and violence. Why are people suddenly outraged by it?

20 May 2015 16:27

If you’ve never watched Game of Thrones, it is a twee fantasy show in which men and women discuss politics at length, dance…

Another joker comes out for Labour

5 May 2015 15:17

Eddie Izzard, Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan and Russell Brand. What is it with professional funny-men backing Labour? It’s a little odd…

Why are people venerating Richard III? He was a murderous tyrant

24 March 2015 13:43

Imagine if the body of a notorious child killer was exhumed and that, during the week of its reinterment, 35,000…

Game of Thrones: Charles Dance says Cameron not brave enough to be a Lannister

19 March 2015 13:43

After David Cameron was asked in a live Q&A this week who his favourite Game of Thrones character was, the Prime…

Game of Thrones premiere at the Tower of London, review: the pride before the fall

19 March 2015 12:12

Television is in a golden age. Or at least so we are told. If you weren’t able to tell from…

Watch: James Delingpole finds Michael Gove lurking in his garden

16 October 2014 15:24

Mr Steerpike is not really sure what is going on here, but he felt it deserved a wider audience. So…