Private passions - review
By Antonia Quirke - 20 June 14:48

Antonia Quirke is charmed by Celia Imrie’s jubilant innocence

True Love - review
By Rachel Cooke - 20 June 13:20

Rachel Cooke is entranced by the seaside town, but not by its happy endings.

The view through the gate at Broadcasting House in London
BBC plans will hijack and homogenise local radio
By Nichi Hodgson - 19 June 8:36

Shutting down LGBT, Irish and Jewish community radio programmes in Manchester won't even save any money.

A radio mixing desk
Words and Music: The Full Montaigne - review
By David Flusfeder - 13 June 16:00

I tried to fall back in love with Radio 3, to no avail. By David Flusfeder

New Statesman
The Men Who Made Us Fat - review
By Rachel Cooke - 13 June 14:44

Rachel Cooke despairs at experts who tell the obese it’s not their fault

Mad Men: season 5, episode 12
By Alice Gribbin - 08 June 12:23

Gaining a woman, losing a man.

Cackling in the kitchen
By Antonia Quirke - 06 June 17:02

Sixty-year careers offer glimpses into worlds apart, writes Antonia Quirke.

New Statesman
Monarchy in the UK
By Rachel Cooke - 06 June 14:21

Rachel Cooke winces and blubs her way through the royal celebrations.

Game of Thrones and the Good Ruler complex
By Laurie Penny - 04 June 9:49

There are many problems with this series, but subtlety isn’t one of them.

New Statesman
Review: We Are Sixty
By Antonia Quirke - 30 May 16:20

Disembodied voices heave with royal compliments.

New Statesman
Man of artful mystery
By Rachel Cooke - 30 May 15:48

Rachel Cooke is cowed by the imperial glamour of Rory Stewart MP.

Mad Men: season 5, episode 11
By Alice Gribbin - 29 May 17:05

Female liberation: what would it take to make you a queen?

Mad Men: season 5, episode 10
By Alice Gribbin - 23 May 11:52

Old names and faces and a masterclass in flirting.

New Statesman
Mad Men: season 5, episode 9
By Alice Gribbin - 18 May 17:54

Green-eyed monsters and the downfall of kings.

New Statesman
Review: Tales from the Stave
By Antonia Quirke - 16 May 17:20

Ambient sounds rule in a touching story of a score.

Review: Tales From the Stave
By Antonia Quirke - 16 May 16:22

To the music department of the British Library, where a group of historians gathered to examine its most recent acquisition, the 1945 composing score of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (19 May, 3.30pm).

Review: Starlings
By Rachel Cooke - 16 May 16:01

For a while now, Sky has been going after female viewers – for whom football and blockbuster movies are perhaps less of a reason
to subscribe. The strategy seems to be to develop warm, unchallenging, dramatic comedies about family life that are set far away from

The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
By George Chesterton - 16 May 10:55

Attempts to denigrate these public institutions must be resisted

The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
By George Chesterton - 16 May 10:51

Without these organisations, Britain would be more divided, violent and parochial.

New Statesman
Ricky Gervais's 'Derek': the reality of a life of otherness
By Nicky Clark - 16 May 10:21

Previously sceptical of his work, a disability rights campaigner speaks with the comedian about cont

New Statesman
Sony Radio Academy Awards: in pictures
By Harriet Williams - 15 May 11:21

The winners and losers at the 2012 awards.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
The first ladies of television
By Tom Atkinson - 14 May 11:36

It's boom time for female characters on the small screen.

New Statesman
Review: The Prophet - Heart and Soul
By Antonia Quirke - 09 May 17:35

An on-location documentary delights Antonia Quirke.

Mad Men: season 5, episode 8
By Alice Gribbin - 09 May 17:34

Sneaky calls, the Beatles and fake couples/kitchens/whipped cream.

New Statesman
Network star
By Tom Atkinson - 07 May 10:50

What is the secret of AMC's success?

New Statesman
Review: King of Clubs (Radio 2)
By Antonia Quirke - 03 May 13:59

A documentary recalls Tramp’s glory years.

Mad Men: season 5, episode 7
By Alice Gribbin - 02 May 10:08

Bad writing and behaviour at the codfish ball.

Review: Folk Song, Art Song (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 26 April 14:50

A good folk song should hit you in the solar plexus, writes Antonia Quirke.

New Statesman
Review: The Plot to Bring Down Britain’s Planes (Channel 4)
By Rachel Cooke - 26 April 12:39

Rachel Cooke is gripped by a high-wire account of a terrorist conspiracy.

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