A bit of number-crunching reveals on average in 2013, only two of the five panellists on <em>Question Time</em> were women. It's time for the BBC to be bold.
The programme took a good three hours to tell us why commercial space travel has been nothing but a disappointment.
Why Am I Still Single and Eye Spy is my evidence for this.
Who knows, Bim Adewunmi might even give the next series Big Brother a go.
Antonia Quirke's take on the stand-in presenter for <em>Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service</em> on BBC 6 Music.
Where are the lantern jaws and bowl haircuts, the suppurating pustules and the decaying teeth? Where is the dirt?
While there are those who will tell you that <em>Pet Sounds</em> is one of the most influential records of all time, the Beach Boys could be proper tedious.
A zombie thriller and a crime drama that ask you to suspend your disbelief.
The BBC's new Sunday night drama set in the Wars of the Roses might not quite tick all historical boxes, but it's likely to become required Sunday night viewing.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
The response to Nestlé featuring a mixed race family in an advert for Cheerios shows that the medium is still deeply conservative.
We’ve hear diaries of the disabled from all centuries, discarded flyers for freak shows, letters between aristocrats disfigured by smallpox and grappling with wooden limbs, and an account of Samuel Pepys visiting a lady with a beard (“It was a strange sig
A thriller with a delicious setup - all credit to ITV for bagging it.
Many of the questions faced by the women's movement today are played out in Jessica Hynes' new show. In a world where feminism still viewed by many women with distrust, wariness and even alarm, there's a lot we can learn from the ladies of the Banbury Int
After Tweet of the Day, which is mainly about birds tweeting, comes Sounds Natural (26 May, 11am), which is mainly about natural sounds. BBC Radio 4 Extra pulled out an interview from 1972 with the Hammer Film actor Peter Cushing, who died in 1994 but wou
Yes, we do, and no, it isn't fair.
Up the Women is adorable. Admittedly, it starts slowly, but the second episode is funny. Properly funny. And clever, too.
So, farewell then, Frank Gallagher, the foul-mouthed but eloquent poet of Manchester’s fictional Chatsworth Estate. After nine years, 11 series and 139 episodes, the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Shameless drew to a close on 28 May.
A young Doctor with old man's eyes, he whirligigged around the screen like a spider playing Twister against itself. But Matt Smith’s legacy suffers from the fact that something went awry in the writing of the last series of Doctor Who.
BBC2's Iraq War reviewed.
What do Doctor Who, Sherlock and the team captains of Have I Got News for You have in common with the ITV FA Cup Final panel, all the presenters on Newsnight and the commentators on Test Match Special? They are all white.
What happened to the drinks sideboard as a item of furniture; the mighty Katherine Jenkins possibly looking less attractive without her make-up; what appears to be a Wickes-sponsored section on power tools - just some of the unbelievably boring conversati
Oh, our poor towns. What on earth have they done to deserve all this attention?
As the long-running television comedy comes to a close, David Herman wonders what its legacy will be. Will David Threlfall best be remembered as the feckless, drunken Frank Gallagher?
Kate Summerscale's book is very good indeed, but the drama only half-worked, the truth being complicated, elusive and, ultimately, a little prosaic.
Anthony Sattin went through scrapbooks and photo albums picking things out for comment. There hung over the whole interview the discomfiting threat that any mention of gender reassignment would be considered not just prurient and vulgar, but (worse) borin
From <em>Friends</em> to <em>Cheers</em> to <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, not all television couples have to ruin the show.
When the channel started in 2002, it was branded as “a place to think”. Later is became a pantomime horse, part Jonathan Miller, part Top Gear. What happened?
After a cosy night watching Dutch reality TV, daily viewing in western Africa retains all the entertainment and human drama - but the stakes are very different indeed.