The joy of the Olympics is how easy it is to drop in and form strong opinions about the best way to win in any discipline.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the new Ghostbusters reboot, series four of Netflix original Orange is the New Black and Janet Malcolm’s book about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Silent Woman.
This feud represents a battle between two very different styles of storytelling.
A BBC production team gave camera phones to people attempting to reach Europe. Exodus: Our Journey to Europe is the result.
From presenting kids’ TV with a badly behaved puppet to serious documentaries, via an all-mouse reggae band.
Listening to Roald Dahl: In His Own Words was like hearing the writer's whole ouvre compressed into one short monologue.
If the program is full of misplaced nostalgia, I'm still powerless to resist its charms. Plus: Forces of Nature With Brian Cox reviewed.
Nothing feels more artificial than doing live television, and last weekend was even stranger than usual.
The Science Hour on the BBC World Service.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we watch The Great British Sewing Bee, read new novel The Essex Serpent and revisit 2013's The Lady Vanishes.
Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator is a rather astonishing series - and it's up to the viewer to provide judgement.
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