18 November 2002
There is no dumbing down. Official. At least not among television programme-makers. Tuesday night's prestigious...
06 May 2002
It looks extremely unlikely that I shall be going to jail. But then, thinking of police workloads and delays in the...
15 January 2001
I am fascinated by Channel 4's The 1940s House. It is the background of my childhood and I am watching keenly for...
04 December 2000
A figure in a shapeless mac sneaks into an obscure cinema to join other loners in watching scenes of sustained...
Politics
25 September 2000
Every parent knows that it is dangerous to make promises to a child. Pledge that you will give them a toy or take them...
Politics
12 June 2000
Broadcasters who are keen on serious programming generally deplore the ratings-chasing values that prevail today....
Politics
29 May 2000
It is Mothering Sunday, according to the Church of England calendar, when I fly to Germany. Radio 4 broadcasts a...
27 March 2000
Art in Britain is getting a terrific injection of energy at the moment. Tate Britain opened on 23 March (partying and...

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