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The character has elevated banality to an art form.
A Very English Scandal: the former Doctor Who writer on hate mail, two decades of writing gay characters – and adapting the Jeremy Thorpe affair for the BBC.
Watching the 1990s sitcom reminds me that nostalgia is built on bullshit.
The joy of the Olympics is how easy it is to drop in and form strong opinions about the best way to win in any discipline.
Nothing feels more artificial than doing live television, and last weekend was even stranger than usual.
With Peter Capaldi about to step into the Doctor’s shoes, two passionate Whovians talk to Helen Lewis about favourite companions, gender politics and missing theremins.
You probably haven’t heard of John Lloyd – but this self-described Stoic, whose career was derailed by depression, has probably made you laugh more times than anyone else.
All-male panel show line-ups are making me lose my sense of humour.