The trauma team in Critical

Critical, Sky1 - TV review

Critical eschews the soapy storylines of Casualty in favour of nitty-gritty procedure and medical jargon

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney star in Catastrophe

Catastrophe, Channel 4 review: Sharon and Rob are great, but they're too darn nice

Horgan and Delaney can do funny standing on their heads but series two could really sing if they ditch the sweetness and keep their claws out

David Tennant, Eve Myles and Olivia Colman in Broadchurch series two

Broadchurch finale review: Inexplicable red herrings make for damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Spoiler alert: 'Boredchurch' it might not have been, but all the loose ends and an unsatisfying conclusion has made watching exasperating

Lloyd-Hughes takes the leading role as Ralph Whelan in Channel 4's epic new 10-part drama, Indian Summers

Indian Summers TV review: The intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet

Episode 2: The questions comes thick and fast tonight but with no relief

Claire Parker, Anne Blankson-Hemans, Melvyn Flint, Alison Stafford, Richard Salter, Paul Bell, Amy Goldring, Anthea Lay, Heather Harding, Jan Szymczuk, Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon in The Big Painting Challenge

The Big Painting Challenge, TV review: Even Una Stubbs’ saucy innuendo can’t save this show

At Alnwick Castle in Northumberland contestants were given a potentially revealing brief: pick something and paint it

Hunter went to Knoxville to feel the lonesome chill of Southern gothic, found his childhood memories of Spam offered common ground with Dolly Parton and, in the episode’s most fascinating section, confronted the disturbing legacy of minstrelsy

Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, TV review: His perspective makes this essential viewing for music fans

Hunter retains not only an easy Southern charm, but also a wariness of what he calls 'hillbillies, the deadly kind'

Dame Diana Rigg shares her week of culture

Food for thought: Dame Diana Rigg

The actress will be appearing in the new series of Game of Thrones reprising the role of Lady Olenna Redwyne – also known as the Queen of Thorns – in Season 5, which airs in April. She tells Charlotte Cripps about her week’s reading, watching and listening...

Ian Beale (played by Adam Woodyatt) holds on to the picture of his family

EastEnders live week review: More hatches, matches and dispatches crowbarred in than ever

The show really belonged to Ian Beale

We are family: writer/stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney with Carrie Fisher (right) in ‘Catastrophe’

Grace Dent on TV: Catastrophe is one of the funniest British comedies in years

Comedy is bloody hard to do, so when something as wonderfully funny as Channel 4’s Catastrophe appears, it feels exciting

'Cucumber' got raunchy - even by the show’s own high standards

Cucumber, TV review: Henry continues to skirt the line between pathetic and liberated

Tonight's episode of Cucumber was raunchy even by the show's own high standards.

Firm ground: Steve Hewlett presented ‘Reinventing the Royals’

Reinventing The Royals, TV review: This royal appointment wasn't worth the wait

Reinventing the Royals finally made it to our screens last night, six weeks after it was first scheduled for broadcast.

Just A Minute, review: Nicholas Parsons' snuggly blanket of a show has a timeless appeal

The Radio 4 show is one of a handful of radio's more old-school institutions that have proved impervious to the tides of fashion

Top gun: John Wojtowicz was the subject of ‘Storyville: Sex Addict Heist – the Dog’

Storyville: Sex Addict Heist - the Dog, TV review: Real life story behind Dog Day Afternoon is stranger than any fiction

It's hard to make a noise on Wednesday at the moment, with Wolf Hall dominating the night's TV agenda, with back-up from The Comic Relief Bake-Off and Alaska. But if there's a piece of film-making that deserved to stand out in that schedule it's The Dog. Or, to give it its proper title, Storyville: Sex Addict Heist –the Dog.

Wolf Hall review: Damian Lewis is so good as the capricious king that you want to slap him

Episode five: As Anne fails in her marital duty to produce a male heir, the king is growing impatient and Thomas is feeling his wrath

Jonathan Ross in the Bake Off tent

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off, review: Jonathan Ross flounders with flaccid profiteroles and grilled cake

Hoping not to poison Paul and Mary this time week were Jonathan Ross, Abbey Clancy, stylist to the stars Gok Wan and internet sensation Zoella

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Season three of 'House of Cards' will be returning later this month

Review:House of Cards season 3 premiere
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David Tennant, Eve Myles and Olivia Colman in Broadchurch series two

Inexplicable red herrings make for damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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A scene from Channel 4's Indian Summers

Review: Indian Summers
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Dame Edna in the Bake Off tent

Review: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

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Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in Episode 9

Review: The Walking Dead season 5 - part 2 premiere

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Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in 'Wolf Hall'

Review Wolf Hall, episode 3

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Cup of woe: Alex Polizzi (right) with the Messer family at their tea room

Review: Alex Polizzi: The Fixer, BBC2

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Caroline looks at her baby daughter Flora

Review: Last Tango in Halifax

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Mark Rylance stars as Thomas Cromwell in BBC2’s ‘Wolf Hall’

Review: Wolf Hall

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Hacked off: Maisie Williams in ‘Cyberbully’

Review: Cyberbully, Channel 4
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Olivia Colman and David Tennant star in 'Broadchurch'

Review: Broadchurch series two, episode two
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Caroline makes an upsetting call

Review: Last Tango in Halifax

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Pushing the boat out: Richard Branson in 'Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island'

Review: Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island

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24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4)

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'Miranda' draws to a close tonight

Review: Miranda finale
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Look back in anger: 'Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe'

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Nourishing drama: Rupert Graves and Nicola Walker in Last Tango in Halifax
Review: Cosy familiarity and real surprises are perfectly in step
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Review: The older generation are getting hot under the collar
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Kellie Bright as Linda Carter and Danny Dyer as Mick Carter
Review: Brilliant Danny Dyer glues you to your seat
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