By Nick Lezard - 06 March 10:03
Watching BBC1's Outnumbered is less painful now but it's still bitter-sweet.
By Tom Dyckhoff - 06 March 10:01
Foster, Rogers and co began their careers with radical and idealistic values. So why did they end up building flats for oligarchs?
By Antonia Quirke - 06 March 10:00
Included the writer’s many nods to literature and film, absent from the film version.
By Rachel Cooke - 06 March 10:00
The legal drama in which m’learned ladies aren’t just tolerated but adored.
By Caroline Crampton - 05 March 15:12
If approved by the BBC Trust, the decision would see BBC Three lose its on-air slot and become online-only. Does it deserve the axe?
By Caroline Crampton - 28 February 16:06
Nearly seventeen years after the first episode aired, Alan Davies’ duffel-coated sleuth is shuffling back onto our screens.
By Antonia Quirke - 28 February 12:53
Two programmes in one day discussed the era of the Crusades.
By Rachel Cooke - 28 February 12:09
Two of the League of Gentleman offer up a sublime new series, while Jonathan Meades’s films about concrete architecture are his richest yet.
By Caroline Crampton - 27 February 15:00
Meeting the man behind Spitting Image's rubbery Maggie.
By Rachel Cooke - 20 February 9:27
So much seemed right about this show, but it failed to deliver a grin.
By Caroline Crampton - 14 February 15:00
Unusually for a political drama, Netflix's remake of House of Cards has a brilliant and independent political wife its heart, and is all the better for it.
By Rachel Cooke - 13 February 17:33
Channel 4’s outrage-inducing look into the lives of benefit claimants has been much discussed – meanwhile a more honest portrayal of life on benefits is over on BBC Four.
By Eleanor Margolis - 13 February 12:12
Enter lesbians. Observe lesbians. Exeunt.
By Caroline Crampton - 11 February 13:07
The cosy jumpers, the vast brooding sky: what’s not to like about Scandinavian television?
By Ed Morrish - 10 February 10:48
The head of BBC TV output has promised that there will be no more all-male panels on TV comedy shows. Ed Morrish, radio comedy producer, explains why he always tries to book more than one woman – it makes his show better.
By Laura Bennett - 07 February 18:15
Behind the scenes of <em>Metástasis</em>, the Spanish-language remake of <em>Breaking Bad</em>, which is going to considerable lengths to be a different kind of show.
By Antonia Quirke - 06 February 8:36
As part of the World Service's Freedom 2014 series they are communicating in that pragmatic, low-temperature World Service way the call of workers' rights abuses in Thailand.
By Laurie Penny - 04 February 17:51
In mainstream culture, white, straight, middle-class women don’t get to speak about their experience without having it universalised and made meaningless in the process - but black women, poor women and queer women usually don’t get to speak about their e
By New Statesman - 04 February 16:55
The Sherlock star, claiming to be “just an actor” and definitely not a crime-solving super genius, does some counting with Murray and the Count.
By Frances Ryan - 04 February 11:04
Perhaps if Channel 5's dramatic “debate” about benefits had given less time to attention-seekers like Edwina Currie and Katie Hopkins, it would have been a better conversation about an important issue.
By Rachel Cooke - 30 January 11:01
The client, the brief and the wardrobe: moving on from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Changing Rooms.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 28 January 9:01
In a televisual environment where female comedians are edited or drowned out on panel shows, we’re crying out for more voices.
By Phil Hartup - 27 January 14:54
In stepping away from established urban locales to the slightly shop-soiled countryside of Kentucky, Justified manages to change not just is aesthetic but also its characters and stories.
By Caroline Crampton - 27 January 12:32
Some commentators are saying that either Girls speaks for all women, representing some kind of unified theory of feminism, or it is nothing. Neither is the case: it is a television programme.
By Antonia Quirke - 23 January 10:26
This show presents the arts as they should be, nestled inside all of this other life and sounding out with rhythm.
By Ruby Lott-Lavigna - 17 January 17:00
"Tough Young Teachers" on BBC 3 has exposed some of the difficulties of life in the classroom. So why do we still undervalue a profession from which we've all benefited?
By Caroline Crampton - 16 January 11:12
It's not just the “Nordic noir” phenomenon, though - TV shows like CSI and NCIS seem to find it hard to get through a 60-minute episode without making reference to at least one mutilated female corpse.
By Antonia Quirke - 16 January 10:09
The Battle of the Somme has given the associated river a lasting infamy.
By Phil Hartup - 13 January 17:01
David Simon's New Orleans-based drama <em>Treme</em> has a brilliant sense of narrative, isn't showy, and defies easy definition. So why isn't it as famous as <em>The Wire</em>?
By Rebecca Reilly-Cooper - 13 January 10:39
The revelation that Jim Davidson, Evander Holyfield and Dappy from N-Dubz are acting like misogynists is hardly shocking. The depressing and dispiriting thing is how ordinary and everyday their attitudes are, and how little their behaviour was challenged.