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

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

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 . .

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

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

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

What a burka!
By Johann Hari - 23 September 13:00

News From No Man's Land

John Simpson <em>Macmillan, 471pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0333905741

If we could "just all get along" . . .
By Bonnie Greer - 23 September 13:00

Television - Bonnie Greer watches a rose-tinted adaptation of Zadie Smith's <em>White Teeth</em>

Bee Wilson tells TV cooks to stop bragging
By Bee Wilson - 16 September 13:00

Food - Bragging among TV chefs has reached Mussolini-like proportions

No sex please, we're students
By Andrew Billen - 16 September 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen finds <em>College Girls</em> contains nothing titillating at all

A voice of reason. Ziauddin Sardar deconstructs perhaps the "most valuable institution in the Arab world"
By Ziauddin Sardar - 09 September 13:00

Al-Jazeera: how the free Arab news network scooped the

world and changed the Middle East


Up hill, 'cross moor and down dale
By Andrew Billen - 09 September 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen flinches from the melodrama of a modern <em>Wuthering Heights</em>

Now what? - Lauren Booth reveals TV's banned words
By Lauren Booth - 02 September 13:00

Revealed: the words that could get you banned from television. Lauren Booth reports

Fear and loathing in Edinburgh
By Andrew Billen - 02 September 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen watches as the TV suits hold their annual exercise in self-justification

Hanging on at number one
By Richard Cook - 02 September 13:00

Pop - Richard Cook celebrates the long life of the toothless grandma of pop television

Why August was free of gaffes
By Quentin Letts - 02 September 13:00

Observations on politics