The truth about political journalists
By Paul Routledge - 14 July 13:00

The charge against the BBC's Andrew Gilligan is that he based a story on a single source. Yet report

In Shakespeare's footsteps
By Andrew Billen - 07 July 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a search for the Bard that fails to convey any insights into his work

Watching brief - Amanda Platell gets within 20 feet of Alastair
By Amanda Platell - 07 July 13:00

Alastair Campbell, while facing MPs, carried a pin to push into his hand when he felt he might lose

Politics - John Kampfner finds defiance at the BBC
By John Kampfner - 07 July 13:00

Downing Street appears to be arguing that, if it denies a particular story, then the BBC should not

Morwenna's friends
By Andrew Billen - 30 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen hails BBC3's revival of that forgotten TV art form, the single play

Sport - Jason Cowley meets Tuffers, a parody of himself
By Jason Cowley - 30 June 13:00

Tuffers has become a prisoner of his newly found, thin-spun celebrity

It ain't half hot, Mum
By Andrew Billen - 23 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on why a "landmark" documentary about the Iraq war loses its way

The euro made simple
By Andrew Billen - 16 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen would rather be governed by Evan Davis than Tony Blair

Everyone's a winner
By Sam Brenton - 09 June 13:00

As Big Brother returns to our screens, the gimmicks of reality TV are being used to revive public in

Not the Ten O'Clock News
By Zoe Williams - 09 June 13:00

Television - Zoe Williams is dismayed to find prejudice and triviality in a documentary about al-Jaz

Sing it again, Klinghoffer
By Andrew Billen - 02 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen thinks television should be brave and show more opera

Hold the front page
By Andrew Billen - 26 May 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen watches a tense "political" drama about hacks from central casting

Tell John Humphrys first
By Andrew Sparrow - 19 May 13:00

MPs should encourage ministers to make policy announcements on <em>Today</em>

Troubles on the road ahead
By Andrew Billen - 19 May 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a scarily plausible "documentary" that foresees transport chaos

The business - Patrick Hosking asks Gerry Robinson to be gentle
By Patrick Hosking - 19 May 13:00

Gerry Robinson's last act at Granada was to get £1.3bn of new capital from investors. They have now

I'm a politician, get me in there
By Tom Allen - 12 May 13:00

Observations on reality TV

The beauty of betraying England
By Andrew Billen - 12 May 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on punts, parks and patriotism

Day trippers
By Zoe Williams - 12 May 13:00

The new teletubbies - Zoe Williams on why cult children's TV programmes have lost their magic

Watching brief - Amanda Platell on Tony Blair's birthday treats
By Amanda Platell - 12 May 13:00

The Prime Minister gets a few birthday treats thanks to a fab photographer, a loyal lackey and a new

In sickness and in wealth
By Andrew Billen - 05 May 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen commends a brave documentary on the injustices of drug companies

Don't let Murdoch have his way
By Staff blogger - 05 May 13:00

One of the great challenges for governments in the 21st century will be to contain the power of global corporations.

It takes one to know one
By Andrew Billen - 28 April 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen sees genius in Alan Yentob's documentary about Leonardo da Vinci

The story of O
By Stephanie Smith - 21 April 13:00

Celebrity - Stephanie Smith on the return of Oprah Winfrey's maligned book club

Homeric epic
By Zoe Williams - 21 April 13:00

Anniversary - Zoe Williams ponders the deeper meanings and significance of <em>The Simpsons</em>

How Andrew Marr got carried away
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 21 April 13:00

How Andrew Marr got carried away

Touched by God
By Andrew Billen - 21 April 13:00

Television - Is religious belief just a form of epilepsy? Andrew Billen enjoys a nutty documentary

Prime time
By Andrew Billen - 14 April 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on the filthy language, nudity and sexual perversion of mates turning 40

Living dangerously
By Philip Kerr - 14 April 13:00

What inspires a war correspondent? More than the sense of history or heroism, TV reporters are seduc

The robot that went nowhere
By Andrew Billen - 07 April 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a profile of the England football coach that's up close and impersonal

The insider - Paul Routledge sees old slappers in parliament
By Paul Routledge - 07 April 13:00

The PM's bad language, the Beeb's new awards, and the slappers in parliament