Hitchens, Trotsky and a really good row
By Rachel Cooke - 14 August 13:00

The Red Terror invades a sedate late-afternoon slot

Now, where did I leave my car keys?
By Rachel Cooke - 07 August 13:00

The BBC's memory season remembers all the wrong things

Modern life is rubbish
By Andrew Billen - 07 August 13:00

Two satires on Blair's Britain take savage swipes at celebrity culture

<strong>Time Trumpet</stron

It's not so grim up north
By Rachel Cooke - 31 July 13:00

A cosy Yorkshire DJ is master of the double entendre

When too much is never enough
By Andrew Billen - 31 July 13:00

A punchy drama of shopaholism proves as addictive as any reality-TV series

<strong>Shiny Shiny Bri

The Axeman cometh
By Rachel Cooke - 24 July 13:00

Creating your own station offers the joys of elimination

One story that's pushing the envelope
By Miles Goslett - 24 July 13:00

A "gritty" post office drama requires a serious suspension of disbelief

<strong>Sorted</strong> BB

Don't panic: it's only a leaky reactor
By Andrew Billen - 17 July 13:00

The scaremongers are wrong - a little radiation may even be good for you

<strong>Horizon: nuclear

How to pick your podcasts
By Rachel Cooke - 17 July 13:00

Summer is here: enjoy radio alfresco on your iPod

Losing yourself in music
By Emily Jeal - 10 July 13:00

MTV has been "Indianised" - but is it still an American brand at heart? Emily Jeal investigates

Internet killed the video star
By Viv Groskop - 10 July 13:00

As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug

The call of the wild
By Rachel Cooke - 10 July 13:00

Ian Hislop makes a tame exploration of Middle England

Officers and gentlemen
By Andrew Billen - 10 July 13:00

At the Battle of the Somme, heroism was not confined to ordinary soldiers

<strong>The Somme - From

When the workers knew their place
By Rachel Cooke - 03 July 13:00

Crisp and chilling interviews with 1930s British fascists

What? No more big African adventures?
By Andrew Billen - 03 July 13:00

A stupid scheme by greedy public-school boys makes oddly delightful viewing



As American as apple pie
By Andrew Billen - 26 June 13:00

A subtle satire on polygamy reveals the secret oddness of every family

<strong>Big Love


The New Statesman Media Lecture
By Andy Duncan - 26 June 13:00

Maximising public value in the "now" media world. By Andy Duncan, Chief executive, Channel 4

Lessons from the convent
By Rachel Cooke - 26 June 13:00

A religious reality series sounds a rare note of moral clarity

The Beatles? We've bigger fish to fry
By Rachel Cooke - 19 June 13:00

Andy Kershaw harks back to the strange world of student gigs

There's no business like show business
By Andrew Billen - 19 June 13:00

A Pop Idol for playwrights is short on ideas, long on naked ambition, writes Andrew Billen


People . . . keep it fun-key
By Rachel Cooke - 12 June 13:00

Bobby Gillespie's anti-Coldplay rant made brilliant radio

World Cup rules
By Hunter Davies - 12 June 13:00

<em>Hunter Davies</em> is settling in for the long haul - vino, crisps and pen to hand

For youth, for Christ and for liberty
By Andrew Billen - 12 June 13:00

America's bonkers Christian soldiers save a borderline-dull documentary, writes Andrew Billen


Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 05 June 13:00

No one with a brain would find Russell Brand funny. He is dumb and hateful, and must be stopped

Detective chic
By Andrew Billen - 05 June 13:00

Television - A French thriller brings style to a US series' gritty substance


Spaced out
By Andrew Billen - 29 May 13:00

Television - Captain Kirk parodies himself in a tribute to a seminal series, writes Andrew Billen

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 29 May 13:00

Women who don't want children are still seen as hard-faced freaks, even on <em>Woman’s Hour</em>

Radio - Zoe Williams
By Zoe Williams - 22 May 13:00

I felt I had discovered the comic dervishes responsible for Down the Line. How wrong I was

Behind the curve
By Andrew Billen - 22 May 13:00

Television - A clumsy adaptation mangles a Booker winner's subtle touch, writes Andrew Billen


Golden balls
By Andrew Billen - 15 May 13:00

A tale of bung culture exposes the Premiership's seamy side

<strong>All in the Game </strong>(Chan