On the pop culture podcast this week: hotly-tipped Oscar favourite Moonlight, the Norwegian teen drama Skam and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
Andy Slaughter, the MP for Hammersmith, who went to school with Alan Rickman, pays tribute.
Comedy used to be run by middle-aged men making Goons references. But new series Tracey Ullman's Show and Crashed are a brilliant reminder that women are increasingly claiming territory.
How radio presenters across the country shared anecdotes in memory of the singer.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Netflix documentary phenomenon Making a Murderer, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and the film Quartet.
Let’s face it: Dickens wrote potboilers. Why would it be interesting to watch half a dozen of them mashed together onscreen?
“You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t touch it. You can only feel it when you’ve got it.”
War and Peace is so luxurious, it must have a budget even bigger than Alan Yentob's taxi bill. Plus: Beowulf.
The Inquiry: Should We Solar Panel the Sahara? on the BBC World Service.
Not with a bang but a natter.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper film Joy, the Sherlock special, and Channel 4 series First Dates.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?