I loathed pretty much every buyer we saw but I was able to keep my disgust in check by thinking of them as upmarket recyclers.
Oh, Paris. So nostalgic, so mythical. “Do they say that in English – mythical? Ah, yes! So mythical!”
How the great TV dramatist and screenwriter was driven by innovation and risk. Plus, bank-breaking art at the RA Summer Exhibition.
Global Breakfast Radio follows the sun around the world, streaming any local morning show for ten minutes, then moving on.
The likes of Sherlock, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey are the UK’s most exported TV shows. They ensure that the image of Britain we project worldwide bears very little relation to the country as it is now.
The iconic comedian has passed away.
At times clunkily written and contrived, the second series of Netflix’s original drama redeems itself through the depth and variety of its characters.
From the new "bespoke" wardrobes installed in BA's A380s to the recommendation cabin crew do not stow dead bodies in the loo, Rachel Cooke is transfixed by the BBC's bizarre new documentary series.
She had you longing for the days when she would just pipe up, laughing dementedly, or refer to herself in the third person.
Plus, a two-part documentary on smoking reveals that the habit is on the rise among young people in Britain.
Antonia Quirke reviews World at One on Radio 4.
The elements of Rachel Holmes's biography of Karl Mark's daughter Eleanor that survived the abridger’s pen on Radio 4 were well worth tuning in for.
The British royal family is already the longest-running and most successful reality television series on the planet.
Two recent biographical films result in the NS's TV critic Rachel Cooke reappraising her views of Alan Yentob's output.
The lavish budgets and look of new period drama Penny Dreadful so belie the title of that they suggest a new genre: the “million-dollar dreadful”.
Given the absence of jokes, tension, consequence - and the presence of Matt LeBlanc - what is there to keep the audience of Episodes on its side?
Thirty years after his death, Richard Burton remains one of the very few actors, along with Ralph Fiennes, Viggo Mortensen and Stephen Dillane, able to deliver poetry in a high-impact way that also makes them seem like they somehow own it themselves.
Sean O’Connor, the new editor of The Archers recently promised to deliver storylines that are “Shakespearean”, although this one seemed more like something out of Albert Square.
The territory Sally Wainwright has made her own isn’t rarefied, arty or self-consciously gritty and relevant.
Wednesday night’s current double helping of sadomasochistic ‘property problem porn’ with BBC Two’s Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job followed by Channel 4’s How to Get a Council House is the latest in the genre of resentment television.
In reality, prostitution is not the world’s oldest profession – it is one of the world’s oldest oppressions.
An edition of The Reunion reunited cast and crew of Four Weddings and a Funeral, 20 years on.
Rev is most definitely a sitcom about a vicar, and isn’t afraid to get into matters of prayer and the Bible. Somehow, it presents a nuanced view of faith while still being funny.
Ricky Gervais wrote Derek, and he’s decided it’s not offensive – so it can’t be, can it?
Television dramas are so gloomy lately that you can barely make anything out. “Pass me the night-vision goggles!” you think, as you squint at the screen.
Like millions of others, I love Channel 4’s maternity documentary. But it is feeding us an overly rosy view of an NHS suffering from staff shortages and cutbacks.
The television adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ film exhibits an uncomfortable attitude to violence against women.
There can’t be a human being alive who would willingly sit through most of the new station’s original output.
Highlights from day one of the Northern Meeting solo bagpipe competition.
However it ends, the climax of Mad Men will be perhaps television's most influential ending.