TV and radio

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.

31 October 2014

Educating the East End: school as soap opera

The latest fly-on-the-wall education doc shows how British schools have become centres of therapy rather than learning.

28 August 2014

Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé

The excitement over Queen B’s ‘feminist’ VMA turn reeks of desperation.

5 August 2014

Twin Peaks: this revolution was televised

A new edition of the TV series and its movie prequel reminds us just what a game-changer David Lynch’s opus was.

World Cup balls

It’s been a bad World Cup for England – even worse for punditry.