Roger Wright, who was also director of the BBC Proms, had worked at Radio 3 since 1998.
A documentary made for French TV by a writer entirely out of touch with modern Britain – and it showed. This stereotyped land of stiff-upper-lip repression just made Amis sound stupid.
Rachel Cooke pits the youth channel against its counterpart, the cerebral BBC4, by comparing Bluestone 42 and How to Get Ahead.
Jim Al-Khalili spoke to the leading psychiatrist about treating depression in Zimbabwe, yet had to shoehorn in some clunky biographical details.
The BBC’s new comedy W1A is for anyone who has ever spent a morning wondering how long people can get away with saying the same thing over and over again while drinking Hildon mineral water.
Farrukh Dhondy critically surveys television’s coverage of black and Asian lives and issues – and argues that multiculture is simply an acceptable, liberal term for an inclusive, wide, but judgemental monoculture.
Despite the laborious chronology, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughy, as the two detectives, will keep you watching.
Hosts Shaun Keaveny and Craig Charles were left a bit lost for words.
Watching BBC1's Outnumbered is less painful now but it's still bitter-sweet.
Foster, Rogers and co began their careers with radical and idealistic values. So why did they end up building flats for oligarchs?
Included the writer’s many nods to literature and film, absent from the film version.
The legal drama in which m’learned ladies aren’t just tolerated but adored.
If approved by the BBC Trust, the decision would see BBC3 lose its on-air slot and become online-only. Does it deserve the axe?
Nearly seventeen years after the first episode aired, Alan Davies’ duffel-coated sleuth is shuffling back onto our screens.
Two programmes in one day discussed the era of the Crusades.
Two of the League of Gentleman offer up a sublime new series, while Jonathan Meades’s films about concrete architecture are his richest yet.
Meeting the man behind Spitting Image's rubbery Maggie.
So much seemed right about this show, but it failed to deliver a grin.
Unusually for a political drama, Netflix's remake of House of Cards has a brilliant and independent political wife its heart, and is all the better for it.
Channel 4’s outrage-inducing look into the lives of benefit claimants has been much discussed – meanwhile a more honest portrayal of life on benefits is over on BBC Four.
Enter lesbians. Observe lesbians. Exeunt.
The cosy jumpers, the vast brooding sky: what’s not to like about Scandinavian television?
The head of BBC TV output has promised that there will be no more all-male panels on TV comedy shows. Ed Morrish, radio comedy producer, explains why he always tries to book more than one woman – it makes his show better.
Behind the scenes of <em>Metástasis</em>, the Spanish-language remake of <em>Breaking Bad</em>, which is going to considerable lengths to be a different kind of show.
As part of the World Service's Freedom 2014 series they are communicating in that pragmatic, low-temperature World Service way the call of workers' rights abuses in Thailand.
In mainstream culture, white, straight, middle-class women don’t get to speak about their experience without having it universalised and made meaningless in the process - but black women, poor women and queer women usually don’t get to speak about their experiences at all
The Sherlock star, claiming to be “just an actor” and definitely not a crime-solving super genius, does some counting with Murray and the Count.
Perhaps if Channel 5's dramatic “debate” about benefits had given less time to attention-seekers like Edwina Currie and Katie Hopkins, it would have been a better conversation about an important issue.
The client, the brief and the wardrobe: moving on from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Changing Rooms.
In a televisual environment where female comedians are edited or drowned out on panel shows, we’re crying out for more voices.