Just one last drink
By Andrew Billen - 27 November 12:00

Alcoholics plead that no one understands them. This film says: "We're trying"

<strong>Rain in My H

Russell Brand v Barry Manilow
By Rachel Cooke - 27 November 12:00

Why should Radio 2 try to be cool? Its quirkiness is unique

Head to head with the Axeman
By Rachel Cooke - 20 November 12:00

Mark Damazer is bafflingly resistant to my sound advice

Lest we forget, here's another reminder
By Andrew Billen - 20 November 12:00

We're happy to remember past wars without addressing the one we're in

<strong>Kipling: a remembra

Al-Jazeera's new voice
By John Kampfner - 13 November 12:00

Observations on television

Travelling in the realms of gold
By Andrew Billen - 13 November 12:00

D B C Pierre's road trip through Mexico could have done with a shot of tequila

<strong>The Last Az

Putting the "fun" into funeral
By Andrew Billen - 06 November 12:00

The queen may be dead, but long live the Royles in a fine piece of comedy

<strong>The Royle Family

How jazz disappeared from the airwaves
By Rachel Cooke - 06 November 12:00

The music schedules are a swamp of cheesy easy listening

Desert Island Discs has been cast adrift
By Rachel Cooke - 30 October 12:00

A month in, Kirsty Young still seems out of her depth

Piety and prejudice
By Andrew Billen - 30 October 12:00

The Moors murderer meets a bumbling Christian; the result is comic horror


We shall not see her like again
By Andrew Billen - 23 October 13:00

Helen Mirren's swansong as DS Tennison is deeply satisfying to watch

<strong>Prime Suspect: the fi

My Vanessa Feltz fixation
By Rachel Cooke - 23 October 13:00

She is witty, warm and clever - and I'm not being ironic

Tin hearts and dead precedents
By Andrew Billen - 16 October 13:00

A hopeful "what if" docudrama about Bush's assassination is stuff and nonsense

<strong>Death of a

The geeks have inherited the airwaves
By Rachel Cooke - 16 October 13:00

Podcasting isn't clever or cool - it's just plain nerdy

A cracking good yarn
By Andrew Billen - 09 October 13:00

The politics jars, but the character is the draw in Jimmy McGovern's drama


Enough of these boys' egos
By Rachel Cooke - 09 October 13:00

Bolshie DJs should remember: Radio Berkshire awaits

The art of living dangerously
By Rachel Cooke - 02 October 13:00

<em>Saturday Live</em> is about as risky as a padded playpen

An Eyre of intelligence
By Andrew Billen - 02 October 13:00

The creative team rises to the challenge of Brontë's novel, with pleasing results

<strong>Jane Eyr

Rory's Week
By Rory Bremner - 02 October 13:00

How can Mandelson talk such nonsense without his tongue catching fire?

Time to stop teasing the axeman
By Rachel Cooke - 25 September 13:00

Uncovering Iran is a great move by Radio 4 bosses

The battle for YouTube
By Ben Dowell - 25 September 13:00

The site that struck fear into the TV industry is now facing a corporate takeover, reports Ben Dowel

That back-to-school feeling
By Rachel Cooke - 18 September 13:00

As summer draws to a close, the airwaves are just hotting up

California dreaming
By Andrew Billen - 18 September 13:00

An update of an old format obeys all the rules of sitcom with a watchable style


Warm, spontaneous and unstoppable
By Fi Glover - 11 September 13:00

What do those words conjure up for you? A catchy title for a radio programme . . . or something mor

I've had livelier chats with a trouser press
By Rachel Cooke - 11 September 13:00

Frostie's doddery guests don't make for riveting listening

A beginner's guide to "It" girls
By Killian Fox - 11 September 13:00

Peaches Geldof is too self-obsessed to get under the skin of the Middle East

<strong>The Beginner'

Google, the horseman of the TV apocalypse
By Andrew Billen - 04 September 13:00

The small screen is under threat from online viewing - and warring executives

<strong>The MediaGua

Power to the people
By Kenneth Cukier - 04 September 13:00

<strong>The Wealth of Networks: how social production transforms markets and freedom</strong>


Two anniversaries - one great documentary
By Rachel Cooke - 04 September 13:00

A N Wilson exposes the less cuddly side of John Betjeman

When "normal" is not necessarily "good"
By Rachel Cooke - 28 August 13:00

As our average weight soars, fat is losing its stigma