Andrew Billen - The art of protest
By Andrew Billen - 28 June 13:00

Television - A documentary on a postwar revolution does not disappoint. By Andrew Billen

Time Shif

Andrew Billen - Laying on of hands
By Andrew Billen - 21 June 13:00

Television - The guru who thinks he's God is exposed as far from divine. By Andrew Billen


How to get your round of applause

Observations on BBC Question Time

The rise and rise of the media star
By Nick Cohen - 21 June 13:00

Kilroy-Silk may be the start of a new phenomenon: the television presenter as politician. The two ro

Zoe Williams - Born to bitch
By Zoe Williams - 14 June 13:00

Television - A cliche-ridden documentary fails to get same-sex marriage in focus, writes Zoe William

Diary - Irma Kurtz
By Irma Kurtz - 14 June 13:00

The sandwich-board read: "The end is like SO nigh." "That is awesome!" said my sister-in-law. "Total

Andrew Billen - Blood and guts
By Andrew Billen - 07 June 13:00

Television - Fine verite drama at the NHS obs and gynae ward from hell. By Andrew Billen


Facts that should change the world
By Jessica Williams - 07 June 13:00

America spends $10bn each year on porn - more than it spends on going to see Hollywood movies and th

Andrew Billen - The long goodbye
By Andrew Billen - 31 May 13:00

Television - The end of a sitcom that did as much for hairstyles, coffee and comedy writing as frien

Another fake
By John Pilger - 31 May 13:00

Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. Does anyone care t

Darcus Howe tells a chief constable his job
By Darcus Howe - 31 May 13:00

It is the duty of a chief constable to keep order, not to stop TV programmes

Time to think outside the box
By David Cox - 31 May 13:00

You could watch a show you missed while on the train, and even shape dramas to your personal tastes.

Class conscious - Andrew Martin praises the pioneers of revivalist jazz
By Andrew Martin - 31 May 13:00

Jazz revivalism - a quasi-Nordic look involving beards and Arran jumpers

Andrew Billen - Slave to the people
By Andrew Billen - 24 May 13:00

Television - Oliver Stone allows himself to be seduced by the Cuban dictator's smooth answers, write

Andrew Billen - In the right
By Andrew Billen - 17 May 13:00

Television - Peter Hitchens's hatchet job doesn't pull its punches but inadvertently reveals a hero.

Class conscious - Andrew Martin finds true status in Classic FM
By Andrew Martin - 10 May 13:00

Classic FM coaxes its middle-class listeners to take life gently

Andrew Billen - English delight
By Andrew Billen - 10 May 13:00

Television - Sad life and sparky fiction from the man who made the Mail. By Andrew Billen

The T

Andrew Billen - If you can't stand the heat
By Andrew Billen - 03 May 13:00

Television - Gordon Ramsay whips some rotten restaurants into shape by Andrew Billen

Ramsay's K

NS Profile - Mark Thompson
By David Cox - 03 May 13:00

Polished, pious and pragmatic, he has turned around Channel 4. Will he really reject a mission to sa

Still switched on
By Andrew Billen - 26 April 13:00

In its 40 years, BBC2 has gone from cleverness to consumerism, replacing learning with lifestyle pro

Watching brief - Amanda Platell praises the Sun
By Amanda Platell - 26 April 13:00

All credit to Trevor Kavanagh of the Sun for getting the political scoop of the year on the EU refer

Diary - Paul Gambaccini
By Paul Gambaccini - 26 April 13:00

On American TV, I once watched Cassius Clay reciting poetry to Liberace on the piano. TV treated me

Shane Watson - Bridget Jones with baggage
By Shane Watson - 26 April 13:00

Television - A slick documentary about a fortysomething singleton is a little too close to home writ

Hard sell in the grocery aisle
By Jack Johnson - 19 April 13:00

Observations on advertising

Andrew Billen - The sums add up
By Andrew Billen - 19 April 13:00

Television - A tale of Big Bang physics that doesn't cheapen the science by Andrew Billen


Andrew Billen - The failed fascist
By Andrew Billen - 12 April 13:00

Television - An unexpectedly fascinating portrait of a far-right bully

England Expects (BBC1)

Grade expectations at the BBC
By David Cox - 12 April 13:00

Auntie's new chairman may be very popular, but he won't be able to choose the next director general

America - Andrew Stephen finds liberal talk radio not very funny
By Andrew Stephen - 12 April 13:00

The trouble with the new liberal talk-radio station is that it's not very funny. It's easier for rig

Andrew Billen - The bad Samaritan
By Andrew Billen - 05 April 13:00

Television - A morality tale about modern masculinity fails to convince Andrew Billen

Passer By

Andrew Billen - Nowhere to hide
By Andrew Billen - 29 March 13:00

Television - A sober documentary about catching child pornographers offers no opinions, writes Andr