Andrew Billen has worked as a celebrity interviewer for, successively, The Observer, the Evening Standard and, currently The Times. For his columns, he was awarded reviewer of the year in 2006 Press Gazette Magazine Awards.

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Culture
09 October 2006
Has the following thought ever crossed your mind: that it is hypocrisy for the US to fight a war on terror in the...
Books
02 October 2006
"You are an intelligent, thinking woman," Rochester tells Jane Eyre when he reprimands her for asking permission to...
25 September 2006
Having had second- and third-hand experience of it in civilian life, I have never considered manic depression an...
Culture
18 September 2006
The Beverly Hillbillies, older readers may recall, relocated from the backwoods of Appalachia to Los Angeles after...
TV and Radio
04 September 2006
For as long as I have been attending these talk-ins, there has been an apocalyptic feel to them. The most famous...
Politics
28 August 2006
What people remember about Nationwide, the BBC1 current affairs magazine programme that aired on weeknights between...
21 August 2006
One of the eeriest things I ever saw on television was a mid-1970s edition of ITN's lunchtime news programme First...
TV and Radio
14 August 2006
Television has become awfully worried about our children. When Jamie Oliver is not delivering them from Turkey...
Politics
07 August 2006
It is said that the nostalgia industry is enjoying such a boom that we shall soon be nostalgic about yesterday. With...
TV and Radio
31 July 2006
Christmas, it was posited in this one-off drama, is the time of year when we show our love with gifts. But what if you...
TV and Radio
17 July 2006
As a child, I must have caught the tail-end of the pro-nuclear age, for I remember mild excitement being generated in...
TV and Radio
10 July 2006
Prince Charles told those assembled at the recent commemoration ceremony in France that his wife had lost three great-...
TV and Radio
03 July 2006
They sound like something encrypted by a wonky Enigma machine: Scratcher; The Argentinian; Shaving Kit; Swan Lake; The...
TV and Radio
26 June 2006
The opening titles of the American drama Big Love have Bill Paxton as the polygamist Bill Henrickson dining with his...
TV and Radio
19 June 2006
There is no show-business story - perhaps no story - as potent as that of the sensation discovered overnight: so long,...

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