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.

Dominic West as Hector Madden, dozing in his police cell
The Hour: series 2, episode 2
By Caroline Crampton - 22 November 8:56

A morality tale featuring a delicious blend of vice, corruption, pornography and cooking.

Talking it over
By Antonia Quirke - 22 November 8:19

A Place for Us
BBC Radio 4

Eric Idle performing with some rollerskating nuns during the Olympics Closing Ce
Eric Idle: “I’ve lost friends by being ironic”
By Caroline Crampton - 22 November 5:48

Caroline Crampton talks to Eric Idle, late-blooming internet aficionado.

A man looks out from a window of the BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House
Shooting the deputy
By Rachel Cooke - 15 November 10:02

Newsnight, reviewed.

Dominic West as Hector Madden, The Hour's presenter.
The Hour: series 2, episode 1
By Caroline Crampton - 15 November 8:57

The BBC drama about a BBC news programme is back, and it's never felt more relevant.

Danny Baker after winning DJ of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards
Danny Baker's on-air exit
By Antonia Quirke - 08 November 9:37

The sacking of star presenters is nothing new, writes Antonia Quirke.

The BBC's latest Nick Nickleby tries to do Dickens without pathos
By Rachel Cooke - 08 November 9:23

We’re lucky the BBC still brings the classics to the masses.

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.