Why is there so much nudity in "Girls"?
By Philip Maughan - 03 February 10:24

Warning: contains mild spoilers.

New Statesman
Laboured and creaky - a comedy to miss
By Rachel Cooke - 31 January 8:40

Bob Servant Independent - review.

New Statesman
Owl be back
By Antonia Quirke - 31 January 7:43

This week's radio review.

Ricky Gervais as Derek.
Ricky Gervais: “Derek is the kindest, most compassionate character I’ve ever written”
By Nicky Clark - 30 January 17:34

Nicky Clark talks to Ricky Gervais about his new series.

Smooth Radio - review
By Antonia Quirke - 24 January 10:05

Antonia Quirke listens to "Double Top 20".

Something nasty in the Wodehouse
By Rachel Cooke - 24 January 9:59

"Blandings" and "Utopia" reviewed.

Nothing makes me want to break fingers more than a dud television show
By Nicholas Lezard - 24 January 8:30

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.

Meredith and Cristina in Grey's Anatomy
"She's my person": what are the best female friendships on TV?
By Bim Adewunmi - 17 January 11:46

From Buffy and Willow to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, relationships between women are no longer depicted only as bloodletting exercises in one-upmanship.

Fishing boats on the beach at Hastings.
Fisherman’s friend
By Antonia Quirke - 17 January 8:30

Open Country - review.

Borgen: It's spoiling for a killing
By Rachel Cooke - 17 January 8:30

Is anyone genuinely gripped by Borgen?

Maybe The Reason Tarantino Shut KGM's Butt Down Was Because He's Been Asked The Same Question For 20 Years
By Alex Hern - 11 January 10:46

Watch Tarantino say no again and again and again when asked about the relationship between film and real life violence.

A scene from Count Duckula.
Fraggle Rock was as good as I remembered, but Count Duckula was much, much worse
By Bim Adewunmi - 11 January 7:49

CITV's Old Skool Weekend pricked the bubble of childhood nostalgia for Bim Adewunmi.

Black Rhinos
Review: David Attenborough's Africa
By Catriona Harvey-Jenner - 03 January 16:07

David Attenborough's latest series shows we're not so different from the beasts.

Belle’s not on the ball
By Antonia Quirke - 03 January 7:56

Belle de Jour’s History of Anon - review.

Television in 2013 - Comfort and joy
By Rachel Cooke - 03 January 7:51

What to look out for on the small screen this year.

The dead of night: how to write the perfect ghost story
By Mark Gatiss - 31 December 7:42

Mark Gatiss tells Robin Ince about his love of MR James.

Tweed, tramps and Lycra
By Rachel Cooke - 19 December 8:20

Christmas TV reviewed.

Bradley Wiggins and Paul Weller
Perfectly tailored
By Antonia Quirke - 19 December 8:10

Christmas radio reviewed.

Ben Whishaw as The Hour's Freddie Lyon.
The Hour: series 2, episode 6
By Caroline Crampton - 14 December 12:30

An ending both satisfactory and unsatisfactory.

Bruce Willis as John McClane in the original Die Hard film
TV crushes: From Bruce Willis to Konnie Huq to the Yellow Power Ranger
By Bim Adewunmi - 13 December 17:18

Some of our screen crushes fade quickly, but others (like Bim Adewunmi's for David Addison) last forever. Who's yours?

Hannah Tointon as Soho dancer Kiki DeLaine
The Hour: series 2, episode 5
By Caroline Crampton - 13 December 8:00

“Cut you to your core, you’ll find news running through your spine.”

NA re-enactment of Little Red Riding Hood for 200th anniversary celebrations
Away with the fairies
By Antonia Quirke - 13 December 7:40

Grimm Thoughts - review.

Rich pickings inside Claridge's
By Rachel Cooke - 13 December 7:29

There's nothing so snobbish as the staff of a posh hotel.

Russian pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy in 1963
Vladimir Ashkenazy's fingers and thumbs
By Antonia Quirke - 06 December 7:01

Debunking the heroic mystic of the Russian maestro pianist.

An image from Morrisons' Christmas advert.
Mother of all Christmases
By Rachel Cooke - 06 December 6:58

Why are so many adverts dishing up stale Seventies sexism this festive season?

The Hour: series 2, episode 3
By Caroline Crampton - 29 November 9:29

So many storylines, you won't know where to look.

Welcome to the land of nod
By Rachel Cooke - 29 November 8:18

Rachel Cooke reviews "Goodnight Britain" and "The Dark Ages: an Age of Light".

A jar of Smucker's Natural peanut butter.
Snack addicts
By Antonia Quirke - 29 November 8:16

“I am getting divorced and all I want to eat is peanut butter.”

Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody in Homeland.
Teenagers on telly: the settings change, but the stories are still worth telling
By Bim Adewunmi - 23 November 15:19

Is there a dearth of good British teenagers on television?

Sunny, the 9th Earl of Marlborough
Behind closed doors
By Rachel Cooke - 22 November 9:02

The Aristocrats - review.