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
05 July 2007
After 400 shows the details are fuzzy in my mind, but the episode that made me realise The Simpsons had a licence to do...
TV and Radio
04 June 2007
David Mamet's Keep Your Pantheon, the world premiere of which we were treated to on Bank Holiday Monday (2.15pm),...
Culture
28 May 2007
It takes about ten seconds to work out that Kevin McAleer is not going to deliver a normal stand-up routine and about...
TV and Radio
21 May 2007
I have discovered the greatest nitwit broadcasting in Britain today. She is Sarah Kennedy and Radio 2 gives her a prime...
TV and Radio
14 May 2007
Awards are lotteries. They compare apples with oranges, reward past reputations rather than current performances and...
TV and Radio
07 May 2007
Writing in the Daily Telegraph on 28 April, Tony Blair (I still get a childish kick out of such juxtapositions)...
Human Rights
30 April 2007
I rarely take offence, but were I to be offended, I agree with Reginald D Hunter: it would not be by comedy. As he says...
TV and Radio
23 April 2007
When four years ago Brian Aldridge impregnated his mistress so decisively that she gave birth to a boy, I could only...
TV and Radio
16 April 2007
Have you been listening to the new arts programme going out each morning on Radio 4? It's called Today, and it used to...
Music and Performance
09 April 2007
There was a little tussle this past week over who deserved to be called the true godfathers of British situation comedy...
TV and Radio
02 April 2007
"It was raining and everyone was at Dougal's place watching television." So began the first in a series of readings (26...
TV and Radio
05 March 2007
"A comedy" it said after its title, and a comedy it was. This recreation of the essentially recreational affair between...
TV and Radio
26 February 2007
Difficulty became the unexpected theme of an excellent opening on 18 February to the umpteenth series of The South Bank...
TV and Radio
19 February 2007
It was, thought the professor, some kind of experiment: a hybrid, a throwback. The professor goes by the no-frills name...
TV and Radio
12 February 2007
Some targets are so large that it takes a special sort of genius to miss them. Las Vegas is the fastest-growing hell in...

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