No longer just good friends
By Andrew Billen - 13 January 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen on how the sitcom that refuses to die has become a soap opera

A certain urge to shock
By Andrew Billen - 06 January 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen on why the genius of Peter Cook should be viewed in context

Invite to an orgy
By Andrew Billen - 16 December 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen proclaims a victory in the campaign for more sex on our screens

Worst Britons
By Staff blogger - 16 December 12:00

Sick of hearing how great we are? The BBC's panellists join <em>NS</em> writers for an alternative c

Everything but the truth
By Andrew Billen - 09 December 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen enjoys an affectionate satire on the life and lies of Jeffrey Archer

NS Essay - 'The men and women who control broadcasting believe that television is an idiot's lantern'
By David Cox - 09 December 12:00

TV executives, brought up on written culture, lack faith in the capacity of a visual medium to make

Now what? - Lauren Booth makes a fire and skins a rabbit
By Lauren Booth - 09 December 12:00

I know first-hand what happens behind the scenes at <em>Celebrity Big Brother</em>

John Pilger prefers the web to TV news
By John Pilger - 02 December 12:00

We like to think our broadcast news is impartial. But it is deeply and subtly biased and that is why

A tale of two costume dramas
By Andrew Billen - 02 December 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen awaits the arrival of the bigger themes in <em>Deronda</em> and <em>Dr Zh

Watching brief - Amanda Platell wants a top-up
By Amanda Platell - 02 December 12:00

Top-up fees? Since when was an increase from £1,100 to £5,000 or even £15,000 a top-up? Perhaps the

To he who set the golden standard
By Andrew Billen - 25 November 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen notes a landmark of a distinguished life in broadcasting

NS Profile - Channel 5
By David Cox - 25 November 12:00

It was once a national joke, famous mainly for pornography; now, it shows TV's old guard how to make

Things can only get better
By Andrew Billen - 18 November 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen finds <em>The Project</em>, like new Labour itself, to be a big let-down

Darcus Howe on 20 years of adventure with Channel 4
By Darcus Howe - 18 November 12:00

My Channel 4 adventures, with ice picks, Zulu war cries and kidnapping threats

Peering into the abyss
By Andrew Billen - 11 November 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen on why we should be sorry to lose a decrepit institution

Can pay, but why should we?
By David Cox - 11 November 12:00

Observations on the licence fee

Now what? - Lauren Booth worries about fixed TV polls
By Lauren Booth - 04 November 12:00

I have proof that all those television polls are fixed. Well, I almost do . .

Small rooms are perfect
By Andrew Billen - 04 November 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen finds that Pinter's plays were better when he lived in claustrophobic dig

Face off
By Andrew Billen - 28 October 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen's appetite has been whetted for a documentary on the inside story of That

It's free. Well, it costs £99
By David Cox - 28 October 12:00

Observations on television

The fan - Hunter Davies groans in front of a pub television
By Hunter Davies - 21 October 13:00

I tried to watch the match in the pub, but my neck ached and my eyes hurt

Living up to its promises
By Andrew Billen - 21 October 13:00

Television - <em>Panorama</em> was once dull and medicinal viewing. Andrew Billen on its glorious re

Are lesbians really hilarious?
By Andrew Billen - 14 October 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen wonders if it would have been an idea to cut down on the sex scenes

A different kind of cop
By Andrew Billen - 07 October 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on why he likes nightmarish policemen despite misgivings

Unions? Ban them! Cyclists? Fascists!
By Johann Hari - 07 October 13:00

If you think the <em>Today</em> programme is guilty of bias, try talk radio, where you can hear some

Girls, booze, drugs and parties
By Andrew Billen - 30 September 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen enjoys a documentary about the heyday of light entertainment

NS Interview - Tessa Jowell
By Mary Riddell - 30 September 13:00

The minister who is giving the green light to Wembley Stadium thinks Murdoch is OK, but the BBC need

Insider gossip
By Peregrine Worsthorne - 30 September 13:00


Richard Lindley <em>Politico's, 404pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 1902301803

Print the legend
By Philip Kerr - 30 September 13:00

And Why Not? (As I Never Did Say): memoirs of a film lover

Barry Norman <em>Simon & Schuster, 349p