Thrillers from Finland to Afghanistan

Top television recommendations for the summer from Adam LeBor

Coates on Cleese, Collins and Cole

From crime dramas to political thrillers, Adam LeBor reviews television from across the world

British politics and media can be hard to stomach

An American takes on the Yakuza 84

Drunks, dames and Dahl

Will your interpretation of history be more interesting than the real thing?

Two compulsive, immersive and vivid end-of-empire series