Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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Boys in blue: Peter Firth and (right) Kit Harington in Spooks

Spooks: The Greater Good: Will the movie have the same huge impact as the original series?

Spooks was one of TV’s most popular shows - Alice Jones asks the stars if the forthcoming film version can live up to expectations

Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon taking a selfie on the red carpet

So it is au revoir to ‘grotesque’ red-carpet selfies at Cannes

Celebrities pouting into their phones like excitable teenagers at a One Direction reunion are not quite comme il faut on La Croisette

Madonna might be a stand-up comedy virgin - but she wasn't terrible

The Queen of Pop told jokes about dating younger men during her first ever comedy set

Satirical BBC series W1A return for another series...on BBC2

W1A, TV review: The ghost of Jeremy Clarkson looms large over BBC Broadcasting House

First look: A series in, this BBC satire has grown into itself

Thornton met Ed Miliband in 2004

As political sex scandals go, the ‘dinner party’ is quite gloriously, blandly Milibandian

There is a limit to how much we want to know about our politicians

Heard the one about the comedian who sold his soul?

A new play about the career of a stand-up exposes the cost of a life spent telling jokes

Poldark may be hunky, but he shouldn't be objectified

We should be arguing for more women in power rather than more men in pants

Trevor Noah on The Daily Show: Mistakes, he's made a few - but so do all comedians

Trevor Noah's old tweets have been trawled for offensive material

The view over Pukaki

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, New Zealand: A precious thing in hobbit country

The scenery is like a film set, but with extra seclusion, as Alice Jones found

Cameron and Miliband went head-to-head in the live televised debate last night

The Battle for Number 10: Great TV but not an interview for the job of prime minister

The real winners were Sky News and Channel 4, whose audiences soared

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence