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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TV and Radio
31 October 2005
The law, it is observed in Andrew Davies's adaptation of Bleak House, grinds very slow and very fine. So also,...
TV and Radio
24 October 2005
The two most important destinations for a documentary are the place we viewers would be unable to go even if we wanted...
UK Politics
17 October 2005
Had things been saner, we might have watched Alistair Beaton's satire on David Blunkett's love life - broadcast in a...
TV and Radio
10 October 2005
It takes a brave man to begin his new series by wheeling a barrowload of shit in the direction of the camera. But Peter...
TV and Radio
03 October 2005
There were three cracking scenes in the launch episode of Elizabeth I on 29 September (9pm). The first came as the...
TV and Radio
26 September 2005
The most excruciating moments on television last week were provided by a disturbing sketch in BBC Comedy's bright new...
Politics
19 September 2005
David Frost knew everyone; Andrew Marr knows everything. And so, last weekend, renaissance man succeeded the celebrity...
12 September 2005
The title of the 1970s farce No Sex Please, We're British - which I saw on an oddly chosen school outing - played on...
Culture
05 September 2005
Every year, my editor permitting, I take a holiday from watching programmes on your behalf and go to Edinburgh to watch...
TV and Radio
22 August 2005
The past 18 months have not been kind to Britney Spears, the fastest-selling female singer ever and one-time pin-up of...
TV and Radio
15 August 2005
There was once an American TV network that was lost and desperate. Then ABC found Lost and Desperate Housewives and it...
TV and Radio
08 August 2005
Giles Coren recently wrote in the Times that however grim things became in London this summer, nothing should be...
TV and Radio
01 August 2005
As the police continue the hunt for the bungling four who failed to set their bombs off in London on 21 July, there is...
TV and Radio
25 July 2005
One of the tricks The Office managed to pull off was dispelling the fallacy that you cannot make interesting programmes...
TV and Radio
18 July 2005
And what, after everything, could be more normal or comforting than a spelling bee? ITV's latest foray into the related...

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