By Laurie Penny - 12 January 13:02
Whose wankfest is this anyway? The BBC's <em>Sherlock</em> doesn’t just engage with fan fiction - it <em>is</em> fan fiction.
By Rachel Cooke - 08 January 10:04
Nigella Lawson’s new reality show <em>The Taste</em> is a phoney, derivative reality show with no charm or drama.
By Bim Adewunmi - 08 January 9:45
Sasheer Zamata has joined the long-running US comedy show, becoming its first black female cast member since 2007. She's only the fifth black female cast member since 1975. Why?
By Antonia Quirke - 06 January 13:20
On the boiling of eggs and heads.
By Caroline Crampton - 03 January 13:16
Once your audience are also your investors, can you ever do anything innovative or surprising?
By David Koepsell - 29 December 11:24
Immersing ourselves in hours of television at a time isn't just a new way to absorb great art - it's the best way to keep up with our increasingly-global shared culture.
By Rachel Cooke - 21 December 13:24
Rachel Cooke tells us what to watch – and what to avoid.
By Antonia Quirke - 12 December 13:19
Five nights of Lee's grim tales is not nearly enough.
By Jenny Landreth - 29 November 15:42
It reminds me that TV executives can get things right, which is bloody annoying.
By Jonn Elledge - 23 November 9:36
Come on, there must still be some angles out there nobody's tried.
By Andrew Harrison - 23 November 5:50
From genocide to Thatcherism, Whovian politics are not as simple as you think.
By Rachel Cooke - 21 November 11:37
Let's hope that that ITV grasps just how bad a writer Julian Fellowes is soon, and locks him in a room for a month with only Chris Morris and some classic Coronation Street on DVD for company.
By Antonia Quirke - 21 November 11:32
The ten-year-old programme is a profoundly effective show and tell: extracts from a decent recording of a piece of classical music are stopped occasionally for analysis, using phrases such as, “We can sense a deepening here."
By Alasdair Richmond - 21 November 9:49
Science shows why Doctor Who is so special.
By Antonia Quirke - 14 November 11:05
Ten minutes into the programme it was evident that the people of Mountsorrel in Leicestershire were exceptional.
By Antonia Quirke - 07 November 13:04
One time I switched on to Two Lochs Radio to find a lady in despair looking at a ruined pie dish. “I don’t know what to suggest, Glenys,” said one of the station’s 38 volunteer presenters. “But I definitely think you should take it back. Pyrex is supposed
By Rachel Cooke - 07 November 11:31
It’s scary enough, this tale of a psychopath who seeks revenge for perceived slights even from those who have basically done him nothing but good. But I'm not convinced.
By Cameron Sharpe - 04 November 15:58
It may be affable buffoonery, but BT’s impressive commitment to the long haul is evident at every turn.
By Frances Ryan - 04 November 15:29
There seems to be an epidemic in television of middle-aged to elderly men thinking that they have important thoughts on women on television and that those thoughts aren’t the rantings of a sexist berk.
By G J Meyer - 30 October 10:36
Popular portrayals have always depicted the world of the Borgias as being full of murderers, sadists and moral degenerates - but was it really so bad?
By Jenny Landreth - 25 October 13:42
Ordinary, unscripted teachers do what no amount of professional PR ever could in this unexpectedly brilliant programme.
By Rachel Cooke - 24 October 14:07
It was his stay in St Petersburg that touched and horrified most. The reedy young activists he met were so brave – they made me think of silver birch trees in a violent ice storm – and we got a frighteningly authentic whiff of the prevailing atmosphere.
By Antonia Quirke - 24 October 14:00
There was a dual tone throughout this programme: a kind of impatient casting up of the eyes to heaven about Britain’s lack of tax incentives for luxury craftsmen, and a deep smugness that many of our producers have neither the backing nor even any remote
By Caroline Crampton - 22 October 15:12
Raymond Blanc's comment that the hugely popular baking show contains "not much skills, female tears" is symptomatic of widespread prejudice about women's roles at home and at work.
By Bim Adewunmi - 18 October 13:14
Kerry Washington, star of <em>Scandal</em>, is the first black woman to be starring in a US primetime network show since the 1970s.
By Rachel Cooke - 17 October 15:15
This was a pale imitation of a pale imitation - but I loved it.
By Yacine Assoudani - 16 October 18:38
Where are the Somalian faces and the realistic depictions of Multi-Cultural London English? What used to be a boundary-pushing British institution is rapidly becoming completely irrelevant.
By Frances Ryan - 15 October 15:09
Channel Five has plumbed the depths of human decency with its latest scapegoating programme.
By Rachel Cooke - 10 October 15:05
The trouble with Atlantis isn’t that the drama is so lame; it's that its jokes are.
By Philip Maughan - 10 October 14:07
After the show's creator Vince Gilligan spent years promising moral retribution - did Walter get off too lightly?