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 February 2007
I've had a soft spot for conspiracy theorists ever since we read Julius Caesar at school. There's not much room for...
Culture
29 January 2007
Long before Shameless, I asked a friend who worked in television why no one had made a drama about the British...
TV and Radio
22 January 2007
It has been difficult for the media commentators to know whether to applaud or condemn Panorama's move from its Sunday-...
TV and Radio
15 January 2007
Ugly Betty's teeth make the point. Under their constitution, Americans have an inalienable right to life, liberty and...
TV and Radio
08 January 2007
"Outstanding" should have been, in every sense, the final word on This Life. It was uttered at the end of the last...
Culture
18 December 2006
It is the Nativity, the season for kiddies, so let's pretend television is a child, rather than the bloated...
Culture
11 December 2006
Spot the odd one out: mines, wakes weeks, cups of tea. In the first two episodes of this series, Ricky Tomlinson...
TV and Radio
04 December 2006
Someone notices the beach is all sand and no sea. The birds scatter across the sky in Hitchcockian frenzy. Fish as...
Culture
27 November 2006
The Grierson British Documentary Awards were handed out last week, the winners ranging from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares...
TV and Radio
20 November 2006
At this rate, Poppy Day is going to end up bigger than Christmas. Thanks to the way the dates fell, last weekend...
Culture
13 November 2006
In this road movie of a documentary (9 November, 9pm), there were a number of candidates for the title role. There was...
TV and Radio
06 November 2006
When we left the family six years ago, Jim was expressing honest doubts about the benefits of wide-screen television,...
TV and Radio
30 October 2006
Longford, you will note, not Hindley. Peter Morgan, in another of his inspired comedy-dramas reworking modern history (...
TV and Radio
23 October 2006
The papers have given away Prime Suspect's unhappy ending: DS Jane Tennison dies. We won't know how until part two on...
TV and Radio
16 October 2006
It was not the death of a president. It was the death of the president. More 4's newspaper ads captured the moment:...

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