Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
All presenters try to get the best from the public - but it's harder at 4am.
This week, we chat ITV's Doctor Thorne, Female Friendship Week on the New Statesman website, and the debut album from British band Alt-J.
I sat with two of the organisers, debating whether all members of the extended Archer family were insufferably smug. “Pat and Tony can get in the sea,” one of them said, cheerfully.
In The Man in the High Castle – now a hit Amazon series – Philip K Dick imagines a Nazi America and a world of infinite realities.
Plus: Line of Duty, Mary Berry and a new series of The Island.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we chat BBC Three drama Thirteen, stop-motion film Anomalisa, and the 2014 Alan Rickman film A Little Chaos.
The controller of Radio 4, on grumpy listeners, budget cuts and government interference at the BBC.
Writing as part of Female Friendship Week, Emily Reynolds asks, are #FriendshipGoals making us insecure?
Plus: why the ending of Happy Valley left me bereft.
BBC Radio 4's adaptation made it sound like Jane and Rochester were in different rooms - and worse, they changed the lines.
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