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
12 June 2006
New readers start here: when you peruse Andrew Stephen's next despatches from Washington for this journal, you may hear...
TV and Radio
05 June 2006
The Kiefer Sutherland thriller 24, now in its fifth series (Sky 1) and showing no signs of slowing down, is to spin off...
TV and Radio
29 May 2006
When we stare up at the stars, we see them not as they are, but as they were many years ago. Similarly, or so this...
TV and Radio
22 May 2006
I defer to no heterosexual in my admiration of Henry James nor to any critic of any orientation in my appreciation of...
TV and Radio
15 May 2006
There will, no doubt, be much saccharin sprinkled all over soccer during the next couple of months, but it won't...
Culture
08 May 2006
North Oxford, England, 2020. A nervous journalist enters a sprawling but verdant garden where an old man in a yellow...
TV and Radio
01 May 2006
Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife was, incredibly, the 370th Simpsons. Even at a mere 22 minutes an episode, that is an...
TV and Radio
24 April 2006
If Greg Dyke's maths are right, ITV will soon be unable to afford to make a glossy episode of the Miss Marple stories,...
TV and Radio
17 April 2006
We have been living through a period when our major television dramas are frequently cast from soaps. It sometimes...
TV and Radio
10 April 2006
As George W Bush quoting Franklin D Roosevelt quoting Arthur O'Shaughnessy once said, "For each age is a dream that is...
TV and Radio
03 April 2006
Unless it's Coronation Street, it is not often that the television juggernaut stops long on a single street, but BBC2...
TV and Radio
27 March 2006
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, More4 showed documentaries about contemporary Russia. Wherever they plunged their...
TV and Radio
20 March 2006
In his appearance on Desert Island Discs in 1987, the year before his death, Kenneth Williams was asked what he would...
TV and Radio
13 March 2006
Ignorance, they say, is no excuse, but even before the release of thousands of Pentagon documents early this month, we...
Politics
06 March 2006
A few years ago I happened to no-tice on my shelves a book by Joe Haines, Harold Wilson's former press officer,...

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