The literate American
By Antonia Quirke - 18 September 10:23

Philip Roth crosses swords with a fearless interviewer

Family fortunes
By Rachel Cooke - 18 September 10:23

Can the revival of this fly-on-the-wall classic succeed in the 21st century?

<strong>The Family</s

The same old story
By Rachel Cooke - 11 September 10:52

This tale of a twin towers fraudster is a fascinating one, but it's been told before


Heartbreaking listening
By Antonia Quirke - 11 September 10:52

In the home of the power ballad, desperation can strike at any time

Friends reunited
By Antonia Quirke - 04 September 11:11

A treasure house of witty editing and gentle questioning makes its return

The plot thickens
By Rachel Cooke - 04 September 11:11

This dumbed-down take on a literary classic patronises its female audience

<strong>Lost in Austen

Romantic comedy can survive
By Graeme Allister - 29 August 17:18

America could be on the verge of falling in love with Gavin and Stacey

In praise of the divine average
By Antonia Quirke - 28 August 10:22

The bossy genius of Vaughan Williams is recalled in a trawl through the archives

Dramedy by numbers
By Rachel Cooke - 28 August 10:22

A clichéd comedy about grown-ups and suicide is no laughing matter

<strong>Mutual Friends</strong

Dance, dance, wherever you may be . . .
By Lorna Martin - 28 August 10:22

Britons are dancing like they've never danced before

Truth imitates fiction
By Rachael Jolley - 27 August 19:31

The appointment of Joe Biden suggests Barack Obama is borrowing campaign tips from <em>The West Wing

You're not who we think you are
By Rachel Cooke - 21 August 10:28

Chinks in Johnson's charm armoury appear in a look at his colourful ancestry

<strong>Who Do You T

Change as good as a rest
By Antonia Quirke - 21 August 10:28

The best feature of this year's Proms coverage was the interval-filler

Life in the goldfish bowl
By Jonathan Dawson - 20 August 17:52

For good or bad, television cameras have become an unavoidable part of life in the ecovillage

Gabfest special
By Antonia Quirke - 14 August 11:03

Boycott et al were far from stumped for things to say during the rained-off cricket

The feel of what's real
By Rachel Cooke - 14 August 11:03

A drum'n'bass star saves this baton camp from being a dead loss

<strong>Maestro</strong> BBC2

Oh! what a boring war
By Antonia Quirke - 07 August 10:21

Dan and Peter Snow take their creepy double act in search of Wellington

A very public act of charity
By Rachel Cooke - 07 August 10:21

There's something suspect about this reality show that promotes giving

<strong>The Secret Million

Disabled on Big Brother
By James Medhurst - 05 August 18:19

One of the earliest of my recruits on Weakest Link was a blind radio producer from Ayrshire called M

An evangelical atheist
By Carl Packman - 05 August 16:37

Dawkins, in choosing a form of firebrand fundamentalist atheism over the discipline science, is no l

Not so fantastic plastic
By Antonia Quirke - 31 July 10:07

Emily Maitlis tackles a burning question of our age: why is Barbie a minger?

Outrageous fortune
By Rachel Cooke - 31 July 10:07

Inspired drama gives a Shakespearean dimension to a tale of Iraq's first family

<strong>House of

Strap yoooself in and listen
By Antonia Quirke - 24 July 10:18

This freewheelin' troubadour is a comedy genius of the airwaves

Three cheers for the X factor
By Rachel Cooke - 24 July 10:18

What makes a man gay? The question, mercifully, is too complex to answer

<strong>The Making of Me

Listen without prejudice
By Antonia Quirke - 17 July 10:22

Profound moments arise from letting everyday sounds tumble on and on

Lost in translation
By Rachel Cooke - 17 July 10:22

Eighty minutes doesn't do justice to one of the world's seminal texts

<strong>The Quran</strong>

Small screen, bigger picture
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 July 10:22

When the NS film critic Ryan Gilbey started watching the HBO series The Wire, cinema suddenly began

Let's hear it for the soul sister
By Antonia Quirke - 10 July 10:18

The philosophical debate was all Greek to me, until Mary Warnock popped up

The call of the weird
By Rachel Cooke - 10 July 10:18

Knights Templar, comedy accents and giant snails? It must be silly season


Riffing away on Rafa
By Antonia Quirke - 03 July 10:29

To my delight, the airwaves are filled with admirers of a certain tennis hero