The World Service is being stripped bare
Death by a thousand cuts
By Antonia Quirke - 01 November 8:05

The World Service is being purged. How can it survive?

Mark Gatiss in a disused sanatorium on the outskirts of Berlin
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss - review
By Rachel Cooke - 01 November 7:55

A documentary unafraid of enthusiasm.

New Statesman
The fruity tones of Simon Callow
By Antonia Quirke - 25 October 12:31

The actor takes Antonia Quirke on a musical wine-tasting.

When we were young
By Rachel Cooke - 25 October 12:29

For all its sassiness, Lena Dunham's new show "Girls" seems to speak to an older audience.

New Statesman
"Girls": All-consuming narcissism and entitlement are essential to its success
By Jennifer O'Mahony - 22 October 10:07

These "Girls" are a voice of their generation, not the voice of their generation.

Colbert knows I'm miserable now
By Alex Hern - 11 October 16:13

Stephen Colbert interviews Morrissey.

Christopher Lee as Dracula
How Irish was Bram Stoker's Dracula?
By Antonia Quirke - 11 October 8:51

An entertaining case for a green-isled monster.

I Was Once a Beauty Queen - review
By Rachel Cooke - 11 October 8:49

Rachel Cooke applauds a documentary giving voice to middle-aged women.

New Statesman
My TV is possessed by silly possession stats
By Hunter Davies - 11 October 7:38

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

New Statesman
Boston Calling - review
By Antonia Quirke - 04 October 10:30

A heartfelt plea from the driver’s seat of a New York cab.

Kenny Everett
Kenny Everett: Camp crusader
By Rachel Cooke - 04 October 10:28

A brilliant biopic of Kenny Everett reveals the form’s richness.

When Louis asked Jimmy about being a paedophile
By Alex Hern - 03 October 12:12

A scene from the 2000 interview shows the allegations were a long time coming.

Osel Hita Torres
The Reluctant Lama - review
By Antonia Quirke - 27 September 8:26

The story of a reincarnated boy lama.

The Paradise: Are you being absurd?
By Rachel Cooke - 27 September 8:21

Rachel Cooke is not sold on a shop drama’s shoddy script and creaking set.

Alan Yentob and Salman Rushdie
Imagine: the Fatwa – Salman's Story – review
By Rachel Cooke - 20 September 7:14

Interviews should never be between friends.

Chris Moyles
The Chris Moyles Show - review
By Antonia Quirke - 20 September 6:52

A winning combination of arrogance and slur.

Singing Keynes' praises
By Philip Booth - 18 September 16:42

Philip Booth reviews "Masters of Money".

A rich new season of television drama
By Rachel Cooke - 13 September 11:17

Rachel Cooke relishes a tale of mistaken identity.

The Last Night of the Proms
The Proms on the radio - review
By Antonia Quirke - 13 September 11:09

Antonia Quirke finds the music strangely hard to hear in the Albert Hall.

BBC Broadcasting House in 1930
Word Games: Corpse
By Sophie Elmhirst - 13 September 10:30

Radio 4 newsreader Charlotte Green is past-master of the art of on air giggling.

Girls is much more than a Brooklyn hipster version of Sex and the City
By Laura Miller - 06 September 6:11

Authenticity, not glamour, is the calling card of Lena Dunham’s Girls.

Larry Hagman attends the launch party for Channel 5's Dallas
Dallas - review
By Rachel Cooke - 05 September 13:44

The revival of Dallas makes Rachel Cooke nostalgic for the 1980s.

A pistol-shot frown and crosspatch sneer on Woman's Hour
By Antonia Quirke - 05 September 13:32

Don’t judge the mistress, whoever she may be.

John Williams at 80 - review
By Antonia Quirke - 30 August 9:18

The composer finds elegant ways to say very little at all.

Good Cop - review
By Rachel Cooke - 30 August 9:02

New ideas in TV drama are thin on the ground.

Sergeant Pepper pots
By Alwyn W Turner - 29 August 14:21

Alwyn W Turner on the cultural meaning of the Daleks.

Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in the new series of The Thick of It
First glimpse of series 4 of "The Thick of It"
By Caroline Crampton - 28 August 20:49

"She's going to kick her own head in. Which will be easy for her, as she does yoga."

New Statesman
Your Starter for Ten: 50 Years of University Challenge - review
By Antonia Quirke - 23 August 11:35

A hymn to the ultimate quiz show is a nostalgia fest for Antonia Quirke.

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?

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