Watching brief - Amanda Platell calls a penny a pound
By Amanda Platell - 25 April 13:00

Paula Radcliffe spends a pound, my personal polling experience, and why Euan Blair's girlfriend need

Andrew Billen - A comic affair
By Andrew Billen - 18 April 13:00

Television - Gossip, gibes and nose-picking make for an entertaining day, writes Andrew Billen

Driven to distraction
By Andrew Billen - 18 April 13:00

Election views - TV

Andrew Billen - Inside story
By Andrew Billen - 11 April 13:00

Television - Seeing isn't always believing in a poetic view of pregnancy. By Andrew Billen


NS interview - Tessa Jowell
By Mary Riddell - 04 April 13:00

Macho politics has had its day: it's time for a new type of politician. Mary Riddell talks to Tessa

Porn again
By Rosie Millard - 04 April 13:00

It may have had a fashionable make-over and acquired arty pretensions, but "modern porn" is really n

Here is the news: it's a boy's job
By Amanda Platell - 04 April 13:00

Observations on television

Andrew Billen - Women in love
By Andrew Billen - 04 April 13:00

Television - The Victorian heroine is given backbone in a tale full of twists. By Andrew Billen

Andrew Billen - Run for your life
By Andrew Billen - 28 March 13:00

Television - A battle for ratings upstages the fight for survival, writes Andrew Billen


Diary - Irma Kurtz
By Irma Kurtz - 21 March 12:00

Wedding: there's a word to conjure with. When I was young I preferred a good funeral, where nobody w

The book business
By Nicholas Clee - 21 March 12:00

Nicholas Clee thinks the rise of book clubs has coarsened literary debate

Andrew Billen - Hidden truth
By Andrew Billen - 21 March 12:00

Television - The dreaded dossier isn't the only thing lacking credibility. By Andrew Billen


Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 21 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "The Foreign Secretary supports Blackburn Rovers Football Club"

Amanda Platell sees a glint in Blunkett's eye
By Amanda Platell - 21 March 12:00

That glint in David Blunkett's eye, and the cold shoulder from my co-presenter

Andrew Billen - Novel affair
By Andrew Billen - 14 March 12:00

Television - A middle-aged divorcee is seduced by her rogue gardenerAndrew Billen

Falling (ITV1

Watching brief - Amanda Platell finds Chris Evans's willy too small
By Amanda Platell - 14 March 12:00

Why the dish of Today is a lame duck, the spooky togetherness of the Tories, and how Chris Evans giv

Secrets and marriages
By Allegra Stratton - 07 March 12:00

Observations on Egypt

Andrew Billen - It's good to talk
By Andrew Billen - 07 March 12:00

Television - Paul Whitehouse reveals new depth in a therapeutic sitcom, writes Andrew Billen


Even Desperate Housewives is a victim of the culture wars
By Francis Beckett - 07 March 12:00

Violence and threats from militant religious groups are coming thick and fast, and the targets are w

Andrew Billen - Common problem
By Andrew Billen - 28 February 12:00

Television - Julie Burchill stumbles on an age-old working-class dispute. By Andrew Billen


Meet Dave 'n' Sue
By David Self - 28 February 12:00

A once-vital source of news and personality, BBC Local Radio has turned into a blandly uniform comed

Diary - Lorraine Heggessey
By Lorraine Heggessey - 28 February 12:00

On Today I'm asked how I feel about Alasdair Milne's comment that women have messed up the BBC. I fi

Andrew Billen - Red-hot hero
By Andrew Billen - 21 February 12:00

Television - A revamped children's classic is good enough for grown-ups, writes Andrew Billen


Watching brief - Amanda Platell observes a very fit PM
By Amanda Platell - 21 February 12:00

How the drama of Ken Livingstone unfolded before our eyes, Tony Blair shows off his six-pack, and th

Andrew Billen - Triumph of idiots
By Andrew Billen - 14 February 12:00

Television - Chris Morris proves why we need him in a yoof-full satire. By Andrew Billen


Who do you think you are?
By Viv Groskop - 07 February 12:00

Observations on TV characters

Andrew Billen - Shock tactics
By Andrew Billen - 07 February 12:00

Television - Ukip exposes its own ugliness in a witty but disturbing film, writes Andrew Billen

Time to pension off Paxman
By Michael Leapman - 07 February 12:00

Michael Leapman argues that the BBC should abandon the Newsnight style of attack journalism and conf

Andrew Billen - Class act
By Andrew Billen - 31 January 12:00

Television - An adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel is a surprising delight. By Andrew Billen