The saint of Stockwell
By Antonia Quirke - 23 April 13:45

Roger Moore thinks we live in a different world from him, but he’s not sure which

Shakespeare’s Globe
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 23 April 13:45

The House of Lords could soon welcome a new member – the first cabinet minister to wear a thong in p

Organic intellectuals
By Antonia Quirke - 16 April 10:15

The airwaves are filled with nostalgic recollections of dead visionary musicians

Thank you for sending me an angel
By Rachel Cooke - 16 April 10:15

Skellig: Sky 1
The Department Store: BBC2

Look who’s talking
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 April 10:15

Armando Iannucci’s big-screen debut takes aim at politicians’ desecration of language

Solid advice for da yoof
By Antonia Quirke - 09 April 10:18

People of Middlesex, here’s how to raise your game, says a man named Swiss

Gone, but not forgotten
By Rachel Cooke - 09 April 10:18

Northern Ireland is the backdrop for a provocative look at the politics of grief

Preaching from the choir
By Rachel Cooke - 02 April 12:47

Surely the BBC doesn’t think that viewers will put up with this rubbish?

You’ll laugh until you stop
By Antonia Quirke - 02 April 12:47

The teenage diaries of comedians are perhaps best left unopened

Blogging the licence fee
By Paul Evans - 20 March 12:32

The licence fee, Madagascan politics and Walford election fever, in our weekly round-up of the polit

Turn on, tune in, drop off
By Rachel Cooke - 19 March 11:48

Round-the-clock reporting has not made Britain any better-informed

<strong>BBC News 24</strong>

Here’s one show that will have you hooked
By Antonia Quirke - 19 March 11:48

Early-morning chat about fishing is like something out of
a Ted Hughes poem

Too much of a good thing
By Rachel Cooke - 12 March 9:28

A <em>Gavin and Stacey</em> spin-off is long on fat jokes but short on belly laughs
<strong>Horne a

High art lite
By Jonathan Meades - 12 March 9:28

Kenneth Clark’s 1969 series <em>Civilisation</em> was a landmark in television, and it continues to

Lost in the desert
By Antonia Quirke - 12 March 9:28

No wit, no brains and no classical – <em>Desert Island Discs</em> is struggling

Educated answers
By Edward Pearce - 05 March 10:49

Observations: Quizzes

Long live the Dead
By Antonia Quirke - 05 March 10:49

One radio show is keeping alive a very particular part of the American dream

Darkness doesn’t always mean authenticity
By Rachel Cooke - 05 March 10:49

David Peace’s Yorkshire thrillers make fantastic TV but dubious history

<strong>Red Riding</stron

University Challenge: envy and misogny
By Matthew Yeo - 27 February 10:35

Matthew Yeo, captain of the winning Manchester team, reflects on cramming, Gail Trimble and sexism -

The age of innocence
By Antonia Quirke - 26 February 16:23

A history of agony aunts recalls the days when "bottom" was a banned word

The shadows of shadows
By Rachel Cooke - 26 February 16:23

Lindsay Duncan is the latest actor to portray Margaret Thatcher in drama, but the lady herself remai

Determined not to be impressed
By Rachel Cooke - 19 February 12:02

Away from politics, Paxman's bulldog interviewing style hits a wrong note

<strong>The Victorian

They want your sprogs
By Peter Wilby - 19 February 12:02

<strong>Consumer Kids: How Big Business Is Grooming Our Children for Profit</strong>

Ed Mayo and

Second-rate ranting
By Antonia Quirke - 19 February 12:02

Is it just me, or have phone-in shows become a lot duller in the internet age?

What's going on down there?
By Antonia Quirke - 12 February 10:29

A preoccupation with the male anatomy has swept the airwaves

The art of darkness
By Rachel Cooke - 12 February 10:29

This compelling period piece is far more sinister than its critics have argued

<strong>Mad Men</s

She's a celebrity, get me out of here
By Antonia Quirke - 05 February 10:09

Beware: this hour and a half of luvvie talk is only for the bravest of listeners

Grotesque, glorious nonsense
By Rachel Cooke - 05 February 10:09

This whodunnit may not win points for originality, but it's exciting stuff