Brother to brother
By Rachel Cooke - 06 September 13:00

Good intentions undermine Mark Haddon's tale of sibling rivalry

<strong>Coming Down the Mountain<

Underground heroes
By Rachel Cooke - 30 August 13:00

Another great documentary from the BBC - this time about sewer workers

<strong>Boys From the Brown

Television's Faustian pact
By Georgina Born - 30 August 13:00

The TV industry has been repeatedly restructured, leading to a culture of rampant commercialism. It'

Big shout-out to the Finland crew
By Dan Hancox - 30 August 13:00

Pirate stations are under threat locally, but are going global on the internet

Think before you speak
By Andrew Billen - 23 August 13:00

The BBC struggles to find a balance between clever and dumbed-down

Dazed and confused
By Rachel Cooke - 23 August 13:00

Steve Coogan is far too kind to his latest creation, a washed-up former roadie

<strong>Saxondale

A reasonable man
By Rachel Cooke - 16 August 13:00

New Agers are a soft target, but it's a joy to watch Dawkins take them to task

<strong>The Enemies

Letters from a merry critic
By Andrew Billen - 16 August 13:00

Clive James, who's mellowed with age, is a worthy successor to Alistair Cooke

The Naked Chef exposed
By Rachel Cooke - 09 August 13:00

Jamie Oliver's endorsement of garden produce is marred by hypocrisy

<strong>Jamie at Home</strong

Vote, vote vote for Upsy Daisy
By Tom Watson - 02 August 13:00

Igglepiggle, Makka Pakka, Upsy Daisy and the Haahoos are going to be big. <em>In the Night Garden</e

Keeping the country afloat
By Andrew Billen - 02 August 13:00

It's unpolished, but local radio provides a lifeline for flooded communities

<strong>Radio Oxford

This is how to grow old gracefully
By Rachel Cooke - 02 August 13:00

Here's hoping for a third series of this fascinating and understated drama

<strong>Sensitive Skin

Cops and robbers
By Andrew Billen - 26 July 13:00

Mark Easton's gripping story of how crime has shot up since the 1950s

<strong>The Crime of Our Liv

A dose of reality
By Rachel Cooke - 26 July 13:00

Stories of inequality in London prove that the BBC can still do documentaries

<strong>The Tower</

Toys for the boys
By Rachel Cooke - 19 July 13:00

Why has this silly man been given his own, eponymous programme?

<strong>James May's 20th Century<

Disappearing act
By Stephen Armstrong - 19 July 13:00

In the 1990s, gay storylines were all the rage in mainstream television; now they are all but non-ex

Taking back the airwaves
By Andrew Billen - 12 July 13:00

Galloway's fiery rhetoric proves that left-wing talk shows can attract listeners

<strong>George G

Clean up your act, Courteney
By Rachel Cooke - 12 July 13:00

American TV is in poor health, on the evidence of this dull and preachy drama

<strong>Dirt</stron

Goodbye to all that
By Rachel Cooke - 05 July 13:00

As an ex-smoker, I was hooked on this by-numbers documentary

<strong>Memoirs of a Cigarette</stro

Liberals? Eat my shorts
By Andrew Billen - 05 July 13:00

It's surprisingly hard to pin down the politics of America's favourite family

<strong>Whose Side

Putting the broad into broadcasting
By Daniel Trilling - 28 June 13:00

Here's the only radio station that really keeps the John Peel spirit alive

<strong>Resonance FM</

The history of now
By Rachel Cooke - 28 June 13:00

This is the definitive documentary about the Blair era - for the moment, at least

<strong>The Ris

Popular pariahs
By York Membery - 28 June 13:00

Observations on dictators

Working-class heroics
By Daniel Trilling - 21 June 13:00

Ken Loach and Christopher Eccleston take trips down memory lane

<strong>Angry, Sexy and Working Cl

Just a material girl
By Rachel Cooke - 21 June 13:00

The writers of this sex discrimination drama can't avoid their own prejudices

<strong>Sex, the Cit

Baiting the goody-goody
By Brian Cathcart - 21 June 13:00

When it comes to ethical standards in journalism, the BBC is in a league of its own

Trapped in a parallel universe
By Brian Cathcart - 14 June 13:00

There has surely never been a time when our papers have devoted more space to what's happening on te

The boy done good
By Lynsey Hanley - 14 June 13:00

Irreverent Marc Riley runs a music show that's the best in Britain

<strong>Marc Riley's Brain Surg

Opportunity knocks once more
By Rachel Cooke - 14 June 13:00

The performers may be amateurs, but their passion is genuinely moving

<strong>Britain's Got Talent

In praise of stately homes and giant carrots
By Rachel Cooke - 07 June 13:00

Alan Titchmarsh and David Dimbleby create a celebratory frenzy of Britishness

<strong>How We Built

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