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

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.

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

Michael Ball bends the knee like a medieval courtier.

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.

The Secret Life of Buildings (Channel 4)
By Rachel Cooke - 15 August 1:00

A perky guide makes grim office architecture a joy, says Rachel Cooke

Great Thinkers in Their Own Words l The Highlands on Film (BBC4)
By Rachel Cooke - 08 August 1:00

This is how to make inspired use of the archives, writes Rachel Cooke

Iraq in Venice (BBC1)
By Rachel Cooke - 01 August 1:00

A documentary on contemporary Iraqi artists gives Rachel Cooke hope.

Clash of accents
By David Flusfeder - 01 August 1:00

David Flusfeder delights in the queen of country's folksy charm.

Balearic beats
By Antonia Quirke - 25 July 1:00

Trevor Nelson rocks like it's the end of the world.

The Hour (BBC2)
By Rachel Cooke - 25 July 1:00

A return to a gossip-filled 1950s newsroom.

The Night Watch (BBC2)
By Rachel Cooke - 18 July 1:00

Rachel Cooke is underwhelmed by a long-awaited adaptation.

Summer waves
By Antonia Quirke - 18 July 1:00

It's July, so all the usual presenters are taking it easy, writes Antonia Quirke.

Presenter absenter
By Antonia Quirke - 11 July 1:00

A masterclass in the art of documentary-making.

Afghanistan: the Unknown Country (BBC2)
By Rachel Cooke - 11 July 1:00

The lives of others

Love machine
By Tom Ravenscroft - 04 July 1:00

A new computer is a chance for Tom Ravenscroft to refresh his podcasts list.

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