Andrew Billen - Communist plot
By Andrew Billen - 06 June 13:00

Television - Gorbachev traces the highs and lows of the Soviet Union. By Andrew Billen

Big Idea

The veg that dare not speak its name
By Dea Birkett - 06 June 13:00

A new cartoon show about hungry elves is meant to sell healthy eating to kids, but Dea Birkett finds

The faces of al-Jazeera
By Viv Groskop - 30 May 13:00

Observations on women in television (1)

Too many scabs
By Andrew Billen - 30 May 13:00

Television - The BBC survived industrial action surprisingly well writes Andrew Billen

The stri

Striking in the public interest
By Nick Cohen - 30 May 13:00

If there can be a standard pattern to such rare events as strikes, then the BBC strike fitted it. The typical trade unionist today is middle class rather than working class, and works in the public rather than the private sector.

Vanity, thy name is screen test
By Rachel Cooke - 30 May 13:00

Observations on women in television (2)

Andrew Billen - No, minister
By Andrew Billen - 23 May 13:00

Television - A foul-mouthed Sir Humphrey is no laughing matter, writes Andrew Billen

The Robins

America - Andrew Stephen watches TV with the White House
By Andrew Stephen - 16 May 13:00

Having frightened the mainstream press, and networks such as CBS, into compliance with its right-win

Andrew Billen - Essex girls
By Andrew Billen - 16 May 13:00

Television - No glamour or escape for Asian housewives in Chingford. By Andrew Billen

Life Isn'

Watching brief - Amanda Platell reviews a bad week for bosoms
By Amanda Platell - 16 May 13:00

My election-night winners and losers, a bad week for bosoms at News International, and the similarit

Doing it for laughs
By Brian Logan - 09 May 13:00

Comedy - How can you be politically sincere but still funny on stage? Brian Logan meets the overtly

And the winner was: ITV
By Andrew Billen - 09 May 13:00

Election: the night

Andrew Billen watched the clash of titan egos - Paxo v two Dimblebys

Andrew Billen - Good ol' girls
By Andrew Billen - 02 May 13:00

Television - The men aren't so easy to stand by in a revealing documentary, writes Andrew Billen

A masterpiece in your front room
By Jeremy Bugler - 25 April 13:00

How should an artwork be analysed? What is more important - historical background or brush strokes?

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

The only TV worth watching
By Andrew Billen - 25 April 13:00

Election views - television

Andrew Billen - Baby blues
By Andrew Billen - 25 April 13:00

Television - An IVF mix-up makes for a tear-jerking custody drama, writes Andrew Billen

Born Wi

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


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

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

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


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

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