Parade's End: smitten by Benedict Cumberbatch's amazing mouth
By Rachel Cooke - 23 August 11:22

Rachel Cooke reviews Tom Stoppard's adaptation of the novels by Ford Madox Ford.

How Hattie and Marti led the way
By Helen Lewis - 15 August 15:05

Why don't women feature more prominently in recent histories of comedy?

Archive on 4 - review
By Antonia Quirke - 15 August 14:48

Antonia Quirke is enthralled by the story of the making of Richard Burton.

Bad Education - review
By Rachel Cooke - 15 August 14:42

A school sitcom that is bound to annoy the po-faced.

The Smart Dumb Blonde - review
By Antonia Quirke - 08 August 16:50

A portrait of Marilyn is a celebration of the American voice.

The Olympics on BBC1 - review
By Rachel Cooke - 08 August 16:04

Rachel Cooke loves the TV coverage of the Games (one presenter excepted).

New Statesman
Doctor Who: Watch the new trailer here
By Alex Hern - 02 August 7:30

Amy, Rory, River and the Doctor return in the autumn

NBC cuts London bombings tribute because it is "not tailored to a US audience"
By Alex Hern - 30 July 9:23

Network airs interview with Michael Phelps instead

New Statesman
The Aristocracy on TV - review
By Rachel Cooke - 26 July 10:33

Although I’m not a fan of Downton Abbey, my dislike of it has nothing to do with its subject; it is bad writing that I despise, not the intoxicating scrunch of vintage wheels on sweeping gravel.

The News, BBC World Service - review
By Antonia Quirke - 18 July 17:37

The final broadcast from splendid Bush House.

Wallander - review
By Rachel Cooke - 18 July 17:32

The Killing murdered the Scandi detective drama.

Parminder Nagra: “Los Angeles oozing Indian culture? No way”
By Alice Gribbin - 18 July 15:15

The actress talks to Alice Gribbin about ER, East London and planning for the future.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Book club - review
By Antonia Quirke - 11 July 14:59

Expressionless E L James is bemused by talk of sexting, writes Antonia Quirke.

BBC
George who?
By David Herman - 06 July 10:42

Did the BBC really need another safe pair of hands as director general?

Fictional newsrooms have always been more glamorous than the reality
By Steve Baxter - 06 July 8:50

Sorkin's The Newsroom isn't alone in sexing up the day-to-day grind of journalism on screen.

Meeting Myself Coming Back - review
By Antonia Quirke - 04 July 16:48

An interview with Paddy Ashdown leaves Antonia Quirke desperate for a bite.

When I get older - review
By Rachel Cooke - 04 July 16:07

Rachel Cooke applauds a show that gives time to the elderly.

The recently-knighted Kenneth Branagh
The NS Interview: Kenneth Branagh
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 July 10:39

“There is a sort of deadly element in the Swedish landscape”

The Cave - review
By Antonia Quirke - 27 June 12:23

Tales from underground move Antonia Quirke with their strange delicacy

Veep - review
By Rachel Cooke - 27 June 11:39

Rachel Cooke doesn’t buy the glossy sheen of American politics

New Statesman
Clive James is losing battle with cancer
By New Statesman - 21 June 13:18

Poetry is where he started and "probably where I'll end", he told NS in 2010

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.

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