The radio column - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 05 December 12:00

While a group of nobodies sweated it out in the jungle, the airwaves were full of real stars

The emperor's new clothes
By Xiao Jia Gu - 05 December 12:00

Prince Charles was roundly condemned for describing China's leaders as "waxworks", yet the state-spo

Andrew Billen - Royal lush
By Andrew Billen - 05 December 12:00

Television - A troubled princess is posthumously damned, writes Andrew Billen

The Queen's Siste

Andrew Billen - Spineless things
By Andrew Billen - 28 November 12:00

Television - The Shakespeare of the natural world celebrates invertebrates. By Andrew Billen


Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 28 November 12:00

Edward Stourton's pursuit of the real Jesus made for spellbinding listening

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 21 November 12:00

When Radio 4 reverts to type, its middle-class smugness quite takes the breath away

Andrew Billen - Good cop, bad cops
By Andrew Billen - 21 November 12:00

Television - A secret unit tackles police corruption and a dodgy script, writes Andrew Billen


Andrew Billen - Ladies' night
By Andrew Billen - 14 November 12:00

Television - In an updated Shakespeare, the girls get all the best lines, writes Andrew Billen

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 14 November 12:00

Reduced rather than boiled down, R4's <em>Couples</em> was not Updike-lite, but Essence of Updike

Eternal city
By Andrew Billen - 07 November 12:00

Television - The BBC's big toga-saga drags, despite an imperial budget, writes Andrew Billen


The radio column - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 07 November 12:00

Thousands of people fear switching on 6 Music in case they get a blast of Jethro Tull

Andrew Billen - Sound judgement
By Andrew Billen - 31 October 12:00

Television - Full of vulgar touches, this adaptation is truly Dickensian, writes Andrew Billen

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 31 October 12:00

Fear is all about us right now - even sand dunes can turn into objects of terror

Daytime television's enticing message
By Michael Gibson - 24 October 13:00

If British people are stacking up debt it might have something to do with what they see on television, where for years personal finance firms have promoted their wares with the help of celebrities.

Andrew Billen - Reality bites
By Andrew Billen - 24 October 13:00

Television - Two documentaries offer little chance of a fairy-tale ending, writes Andrew Billen

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 24 October 13:00

Does Jeremy Vine mourn his former reputation as Jeremy Paxman's Mini-Me?

Rory's week - Rory Bremner discovers his inner Scot
By Rory Bremner - 17 October 13:00

I was concerned I was struggling with David Davis's voice. But that's OK, because I won't have to bo

The edge - Zoe Williams has an age problem
By Zoe Williams - 17 October 13:00

So More4, the "adult entertainment channel", launches and we all have to accept, finally, that it is

Diary - Jonathan Dimbleby
By Jonathan Dimbleby - 17 October 13:00

As my brother David and I pay our entrance fee for the Southampton Boat Show, the girl on the till d

Andrew Billen - Love is blind
By Andrew Billen - 17 October 13:00

Television - With Blunkett back in action, satire struggles to outdo reality, writes Andrew Billen

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 17 October 13:00

Listening at random, I stumbled upon local station horrors and unexpected delights

The Emir of Qatar
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Sholto Byrnes on the leader who is showing the Middle East a different route to modernit

Faking it
By Nicholas Wapshott - 10 October 13:00

American television - What is Jon Stewart about? And why should we welcome The Daily Show? Nicholas

And now, from Norwich . . .
By David Self - 10 October 13:00

Television - As ITV celebrates its 50th anniversary, David Self, who wrote the questions for <em>Sal

Andrew Billen - Religious right
By Andrew Billen - 10 October 13:00

Television - An ex-adman presents a witty, erudite history of Christianity. By Andrew Billen


Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 10 October 13:00

Welcome to the celebrity presenter: youth, fame, good looks - and a voice like a cabbie on speed

Finite variety
By Andrew Billen - 03 October 13:00

Television - A sweeping Elizabethan tale manages three great scenes, writes Andrew Billen


Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 03 October 13:00

Sir Walter Raleigh, Milton's Rebel Angels and a Eurosceptic tank? Radio 4 must be dumbing up

Andrew Billen - Sketch artists
By Andrew Billen - 26 September 13:00

Television - The best comedy mixes sex with class, race and Bovril. By Andrew Billen


Andrew Billen - Marr's the merrier
By Andrew Billen - 19 September 13:00

Television - A youthful egghead replaces Sir David on the sofa, writes Andrew Billen

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