Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
For this programme, Channel 4’s team used 60 remote-controlled cameras and five roving crews to film what really goes on inside a police station.
Politicians, both here and across the pond, have written a surprising amount of poetry over the years. Here are some of the best (or worst) bits.
Despite the wealth of sources on this subject, a puzzle remains: not only about the effect of the rebellion but about what caused it to take place.
Great nature writing makes us look anew at what we take for granted.
Autumn is also the season not of perfumes, or even scents, but of one complex, yet oddly single smell.
This ambitiously-titled new work eschews the blunt logic of most rock scholarship, and instead charges down a particular path and then meanders off-road through the dense pop-cultural undergrowth.
When he was a child, David Mitchell drew maps. Now he creates worlds.
This second volume of Alan Johnson’s memoirs brings to life a world in which postal workers fed cats while their owners were away and fetched coal for old folk.
One of the underlying truisms of literary biography is that the messier the personal narrative, the more interesting the read, which is why this one is such a page-turner.
Following on from the global success of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor is back with a new 30-part series.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May