Neela Debnath is the Blogs Editor for the Independent Online and has been a member of the online editorial team since 2010. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited). She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism. She's also a bit of a geek.
James Bond turns 50 this year after making his big screen debut in 1962’s Dr No. Who would have thought that the fictional British spy would become an enduring national treasure? Bond is an iconic figure, from the gadgets and the women to the cars and the catchphrases, the spy has become entrenched in cinema history. The character has been reinvented through the generations for a new audience each time with success.
Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie has said that he can play all four of the main characters on the show. Speaking at a recent convention, The Entertainment and Media show, Barrie along with co-stars Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn were quizzed by fans. One of the questions that came up was which other character from the show would they most like to play.
Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy has taken the charts by storm, becoming the first K-Pop track to reach number one in the UK. The quirky and memorable video has in turn spawned numerous parodies and mashups, here are a selection of the best ones out there.
To coincide with World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization have produced an animated video about depression. The short video by Matthew Johnstone, who has written, illustrated and narrated it, features a black dog which serves as a metaphor for the mental disorder.
Best-known for playing robot Kryten in the cult science fiction comedy show ‘Red Dwarf’, Robert Llewellyn talked to Neela Debnath at the Entertainment Media Show about reuniting with his co-stars for series X, the show’s enduring popularity and his new book ‘News from Gardenia’. Craig Charles also made a guest appearance.