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

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

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

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

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

A talent for deception
By Andrew Billen - 04 June 13:00

David Mamet is a master craftsman, as this sparkling world premiere shows

<strong>Keep Your Panthe

Shop 'til you drop
By Rachel Cooke - 04 June 13:00

Not even the latest TV bully will stop the relentless advance of big chains

<strong>Mary, Queen of

Slightly sexist?
By Marina Pepper - 01 June 17:02

Hazel Blears's height, the Zimmers and Tinky Winky's sexual orientation

Meet the millionaire tramps
By Rachel Cooke - 28 May 13:00

Watching the rich play homeless for the cameras is a depressing spectacle

<strong>Filthy Rich and

What's all this, then?
By Emily Hill - 28 May 13:00

Observations on the police

Not my family...
By Richard Herring - 25 May 10:32

How much should a writer base his characters on people he meets and what about his relations?

More hits than misses
By Andrew Billen - 21 May 13:00

Radio 2 is still a mixed bag, but hiring glitzy new talent has paid off

<strong>BBC Radio 2</stron

A low-budget love affair
By Rachel Cooke - 21 May 13:00

Was du Maurier's sexuality really the most important thing about her?

<strong>Daphne</strong>, BBC

The war on culture
By Stephen Armstrong - 21 May 13:00

As creator of The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin became a hate figure for the American right. He tells Step

Truth and reconciliation
By Andrew Billen - 14 May 13:00

A show that brought a bomber face to face with his victims has been justly rewarded

<strong>The Re

Journeys with a camera
By Rachel Cooke - 14 May 13:00

Jonathan Meades is irritating, but this is a ravishing, quirky travel documentary


Blair: my part in his make-over
By Molly Dineen - 07 May 13:00

I was asked to do his 1997 election broadcast precisely because my films are natural. The project wa

In search of lost youth
By Andrew Billen - 07 May 13:00

This first-class programme tackled gang crime without sanctimony

<strong>Peckham's Lost</strong>

The real price of cheap food
By Rachel Cooke - 07 May 13:00

A moving film uncovers the rural world abandoned by new Labour

<strong>The Lie of the Land</strong

How to disappear
By Stephen Amidon - 07 May 13:00

<strong>Lost City Radio</strong>

Daniel Alarcón <em>Fourth Estate, 336pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 00072

Shazia's week
By Shazia Mirza - 30 April 13:00

Parrots, pugilists, and why anonymity is the new celebrity

This diary looks good on paper
By Rachel Cooke - 30 April 13:00

Despite its best efforts, BBC4 proves that a comic classic is impossible to film

<strong>The Diary

Arts Diary
By Ben Dowell - 30 April 13:00

A round-up of what's happening in the arts

Mischief from beyond the grave
By Andrew Billen - 23 April 13:00

There's plenty of agony in store on The Archers, thanks to a clever plot twist

<strong>The Archers

Fighting a losing battle
By Rachel Cooke - 23 April 13:00

Tony Marchant's scathing portrait of British troops in Iraq was unjust

<strong>The Mark of Cain</s

Arts Diary
By Ben Dowell - 23 April 13:00

Our round-up of what's going on in the arts

Dot's rare talent
By Ben Davies - 20 April 18:17

A brief round-up of events in the last few days plus penetrating insights into popular culture

When hot news goes off the boil
By Andrew Billen - 16 April 13:00

Filled with badly reported arts stories, Today has gone soft under its new editor


Modern life is rubbish
By Rachel Cooke - 16 April 13:00

Goodbye to a series which asked: have things improved since the 1970s?

<strong>Life on Mars