Words and Music (Radio 3)
By Antonia Quirke - 07 November 0:00

Antonia Quirke enjoys a mysterious merging of things literary and musical.

Holy Flying Circus (BBC 4)
By Rachel Cooke - 31 October 7:23

A smug and cloying homage to Monty Python.

Desert Island Discs (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 31 October 0:00

Kirsty Young loses her cool with Michael Johnson.

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (Channel 4)
By Rachel Cooke - 31 October 0:00

Rachel Cooke is spooked by the resurrection of an ancient post-death ritual.

"Twitter, at its worst, is a megaphone for lunatics"
By Helen Lewis - 26 October 12:23

Rob Brydon on Steve Coogan, Hackgate and the perils of celebrity.

Hook, Line and Singer (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 17 October 1:00

Cerys Matthews has an unlikely love affair with fishing.

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC 1)
By Rachel Cooke - 17 October 1:00

Rachel Cooke bemoans the self-absorption of celebs uncovering their ancestry.

Why aren't women funny on TV?
By Helen Lewis - 11 October 14:05

All-male panel show line-ups are making me lose my sense of humour.

The end of BBC long-wave
By Sella Oneko - 11 October 12:18

Radio 4's long-wave transmission will soon be history.

Mary Queen of Frocks (Channel 4)
By Rachel Cooke - 10 October 1:00

Too much Mary Portas makes Rachel Cooke feel queasy and cross.

Who Found Machu Picchu? (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 10 October 1:00

Hiram Bingham was an unreliable witness.

Shirley (BBC 2)
By Rachel Cooke - 03 October 1:00

Rachel Cooke survives the clichés to enjoy a biopic of the great Welsh singer.

Robots That Care (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 03 October 1:00

Our attitude towards robots is complicated.

ITV blames 'human error' for using video game footage
By Sella Oneko - 28 September 19:00

ITV's Exposure uses wrong IRA video

Snakker Ikke Norsk
By Antonia Quirke - 26 September 1:00

A Norwegian teen show struggles to find the right tone.

Fresh Meat
By Rachel Cooke - 26 September 1:00

Rachel Cooke finds herself half amused by a sitcom charting student life

Dinosaur, Myths and Monsters (BBC4) and The Body Farm (BBC1)
By Rachel Cooke - 14 September 15:56

Rachel Cooke is only mildly entertained by a dinosaur documentary.

My Planet Rocks (Planet Rock)
By Antonia Quirke - 12 September 1:00

Andy Copping does Desert Island Discs for rockers.

The NS Interview: Anna Friel, actor
By Helen Lewis - 12 September 1:00

“When I got pregnant, I thought: I’ll never be lonely again”

Appropriate Adult (ITV 1)
By Rachel Cooke - 11 September 20:36

Rachel Cooke is sickened but impressed by a portrait of murderers.

This a Red or Black world. And I'm stuck in it.
By Steven Baxter - 08 September 11:45

If you're going to have a random show, make it a random show.

Your World: Iconic Geometry (BBC World Service)
By Antonia Quirke - 05 September 1:00

Scientists run rings round a baffled Cecil Balmond.

9/11: Television -- Talking to Terrorists
By Peter Taylor - 05 September 1:00

The documentary-maker Peter Taylor on a decade of investigating al-Qaeda.

ITV and Mediaset discuss buying Big Brother producer Endemol
By Abigail Lewis - 30 August 14:59

Endemol’s debt could be restructured by the joint venture, which would ease ITV’s struggle for overs

Michael Ball’s Sunday Brunch (Radio 2)
By Antonia Quirke - 29 August 1:00

Michael Ball bends the knee like a medieval courtier.

Horizon: the Nine Months That Made You (BBC 2)
By Rachel Cooke - 29 August 1:00

Rachel Cooke applauds good old entertainment and is perplexed by biology.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Radio 4)
By Antonia Quirke - 22 August 1:00

A messy execution ruins Pepys’s afternoon, writes Antonia Quirke.

The Borgias (Sky Atlantic)
By Rachel Cooke - 22 August 1:00

Rachel Cooke winces at Jeremy Irons’s hammy performance as a pope.

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