TV and radio

10 August 2015

Bore off, Bake Off

As if we’re on series six of this mind-numbingly dull show.

28 July 2015

White people: a bad racial group?

The MTV documentary White People makes sweeping racial generalisations.

15 July 2015

Auntie, why are you so scared of change?

The BBC should realise that shake-ups are good.

15 July 2015

The public broadcaster without a public

The BBC’s biggest problem is that it patronises and segments its audience.

26 June 2015

The Killing Season: lies, betrayal and Labor

A new documentary offers a scintillating insight into the era of Rudd and Gillard.

27 March 2015

Jeremy Clarkson: a true internationalist

Far from being parochial, Top Gear was loved from Italy to Iran.

23 February 2015

Spiral: the cure to Scandimania

So long to another sweary series of this balls-to-the-wall French drama.

12 February 2015

Jon Stewart, the king of snark, abdicates

How the once funny comedian became a viral snark-generator for lazy liberals.

5 February 2015

Bitter Lake: searching for meaning in the Afghan abyss

Adam Curtis’s latest is a Heart of Darkness for the post-9/11 era.