Is the BBC biased?
BBC
In Depth

Is the BBC biased?

Impartiality still a ‘complex challenge’ for broadcaster, Ofcom report claims
26 Nov 2021
The Beatles: Get Back – does new documentary live up to the hype?
The Beatles performing
In Review

The Beatles: Get Back – does new documentary live up to the hype?

Eight-hour docuseries features unseen footage from more than half a century ago
25 Nov 2021
The most iconic Christmas adverts of all time
John Lewis Christmas ad 2018 Elton John
In Depth

The most iconic Christmas adverts of all time

From pints to loo roll, brands pull out all the stops for their winter campaigns
24 Nov 2021
Tiger King 2 reviews: should Netflix have let sleeping cats lie?
Joe Exotic with a tiger
In Review

Tiger King 2 reviews: should Netflix have let sleeping cats lie?

Second outing of documentary labelled ‘tackier than a pound store peephole bra’
18 Nov 2021
TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Two women in a taxi with paparazzi outside
In Review

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Showtrial, Vigil and Time are on this year’s must-binge list
15 Nov 2021
Showtrial review: a whodunnit with a mesmerising prime suspect
Three of the main characters at a confrontational moment
In Review

Showtrial review: a whodunnit with a mesmerising prime suspect

New BBC show makes for an impressive drama – composed, intriguing, layered
11 Nov 2021
Four Hours at the Capitol: inside the insurrection
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
In Review

Four Hours at the Capitol: inside the insurrection

Watching this ‘excellent’ BBC documentary is like being dropped into the unhinged mob
28 Oct 2021

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Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys
Succession: a ‘toxic joy’
In Review

Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys

Jesse Armstrong’s hit TV drama is as ‘bitingly brilliant’ as ever
21 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
Netflix show Squid Game
Expert’s view

Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel
Oil pipeline
Podcast

Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel

Why is the UN worried about a supertanker in Yemen? Will strikes cause a streaming video shortage? And what next for the ‘zero-Covid’ success stories?…
8 Oct 2021
Who will be the next James Bond?
Daniel Craig at No Time To Die premiere
In Depth

Who will be the next James Bond?

007 producer says she sees Daniel Craig’s successor as male
29 Sep 2021
Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 
Elizabeth Holmes: on trial for fraud
In Review

Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 

Featuring Kitchens, The Dropout, and 9/12
24 Sep 2021
Help: poignant and angry drama set in a care home
Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer in Help 
In Review

Help: poignant and angry drama set in a care home

Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham star in this powerful pandemic film 
23 Sep 2021
TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News
Piers Morgan in 2019
In Depth

TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News

Piers Morgan has been hired as the star of the new channel
23 Sep 2021
Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures
Olivia Colman
In pictures

Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures

Royal sweep for Netflix as The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit win top gongs
20 Sep 2021
What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Veteran broadcaster presented only eight programmes for the floundering station
14 Sep 2021
The X Factor: farewell to Simon Cowell’s talent circus
Simon Cowell being interviewed
In Brief

The X Factor: farewell to Simon Cowell’s talent circus

The talent show hadn’t actually been on air since 2018, but its death knell was officially sounded last week
6 Aug 2021
‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 
Netflix original Stranger Things has been made into a video game series
Behind the scenes

‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 

Streaming service looks beyond TV and film after membership growth slows
21 Jul 2021
Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?
Nigel Farage on GB News
In Review

Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?

Former UKIP leader drafted in to revive channel’s plummeting viewing figures
20 Jul 2021
Love Island reviews: ‘stomach-churningly fascinating’ or just all at sea?
Love Island contestants
In Review

Love Island reviews: ‘stomach-churningly fascinating’ or just all at sea?

Reality show lands zero star rating - but others argue it’s just what the doctor ordered for Covid-wearing nation
29 Jun 2021
Together: ‘an absolute wonder’
James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan in Together
In Review

Together: ‘an absolute wonder’

Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy give it ‘their understated all’ in BBC2’s feature-length drama
25 Jun 2021
Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer
A still from Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman
In Depth

Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer

We can’t go on holiday and the weather is bleak - but at least we have some great telly to look forward to
22 Jun 2021
What did the critics make of Friends: The Reunion?
Friends: The Reunion
Expert’s view

What did the critics make of Friends: The Reunion?

The two-hour special aired 17 years after the hit sitcom ended
3 Jun 2021
The Mitfords: the Kardashians of their day
The Mitford sisters
In Depth

The Mitfords: the Kardashians of their day

Nancy Mitford’s comic novel The Pursuit of Love, newly adapted for the BBC, mythologised her family as a group of adorable oddballs. But what was the …
24 May 2021
Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?
Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere at the semi-final on Tuesday at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam
In Brief

Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?

Bookmakers have a clear favourite to claim the title - with the UK as a rank outsider
19 May 2021
Podcasts: on crime and punishment
The Lazarus Heist
In Review

Podcasts: on crime and punishment

Featuring Life Jolt, Prison Bag, Prison Break and The Lazarus Heist
14 May 2021
Halston icon: trailblazing model Pat Cleveland
Halston starring Ewan McGregor
The big interview

Halston icon: trailblazing model Pat Cleveland

To mark the release of the new Netflix series, we speak to one of the legendary designer’s most famous ‘Halstonettes’
13 May 2021
Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds
Lindsey Hilsum: a “total blast” on The Shift podcast
In Review

Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds

Featuring The Shift, Letters From A Killer, Tailenders and more
7 May 2021
Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia
Cassell’s Book of Birds
In Review

Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia

Featuring The Sink: A Sleep Aid, Boring Books for Bedtime, The Improvement Association and more
30 Apr 2021
Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths
Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon: exploring pseudocide
In Review

Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths

Featuring Pseudocide, How’s Work?, and The Rob Auton Daily Podcast
23 Apr 2021
Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 
Spy Affair’s Maria Butina: a tale of ‘sex, lies and guns’
In Review

Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 

Featuring Spy Affair, Griefcast, Criminal, and Laura Barton’s Notes on Music
16 Apr 2021
Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 
I Was There Too: celebrating the bit-part stars of films like Speed
In Review

Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 

Featuring I Was There Too, Page 94, The Rewatchables, and Boot Camp for the Brain
9 Apr 2021
Lupin: the French series taking Netflix by storm
Lupin Netflix
In Review

Lupin: the French series taking Netflix by storm

It’s good, slick escapism, and easily binged in a day
5 Feb 2021
How Netflix netted 200 million subscribers
The Crown season four Netflix
Behind the scenes

How Netflix netted 200 million subscribers

Popular shows like The Crown are helping to drive revenues and profits - but the competition is also growing
20 Jan 2021
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