Ellen E Jones

Ellen is The Independent's TV critic. She writes a daily review of Last Night's TV and a weekly 'Inside TV' column for the i paper, as well as a column on general topics for the main paper most Wednesdays. Ellen is a former Hollywood correspondent and a contributing editor to Little White Lies, she's written on TV, film, lifestyle, travel and politics for publications including the Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, Esquire and Total Film.

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Street cool: Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring’s bid to shake up the neighbourhood

Home is where the art is: Will Kensington's latest tourist attraction be denied its chance to grow into a local treasure?

Modern-day architectural follies aren't always aesthetically pleasing but they bring humour and character to samey neighbourhoods

Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

Kim Kardashian's camera crew wasn't the first to set foot in the Armenian capital - Dave beat the E! channel to it by a year

Some might say the lesser-watched travel programme, 24 Hours to Go Broke, lacked the glamour of the Kardashians

No half measures: ‘The Secret Life of the Pub’

The Secret Life of The Pub, TV review: Documentary didn't answer the obvious question

Channel 4 rigged an East End boozer with cameras, allowing us to eavesdrop on the conversations that took place there
Serial suspect: the property heir charged with first-degree murder, Robert Durst

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, TV review: Jarecki's jaw-dropping murder documentary is creepier than fiction

Sky Atlantic's HBO import is the latest example of true crime's move upmarket
The Wedding Planner - Raj

My Big Fat Asian Wedding, TV review: If you love a good wedding it's like a seat at the top table

It’s only a shame we didn’t get to taste those samosas, too

Mackenzie Crook as Pete in 'Ordinary Lies'

Ordinary Lies, TV review: Mackenzie Crook as Paracetamol Pete shakes off the shadow of The Office

The role shows he’s feeling confident enough to revisit some aspects of his most famous character

Far Right and Proud: Reggies Yates' Extreme Russia

Far Right and Proud: Reggie Yates' Extreme Russia, review: A timely look at Russia's recent wave of fervent nationalism

BBC3 documentary gives neo-Nazi propaganda too much air time

The show suffers from its own appeal, being so good as to create an appetite in its viewers that is difficult to sate in a ten episode series

Game of Thrones season 5 episode 1 review: Big Sky Atlantic return serves mainly as a catch-up

No truly gruesome deaths and only a modest quota of bare boobies

Chain reaction: Theo Barklem-Biggs, Joe Layton and Shushila Takao in ‘Tatau’

Tatau, BBC3 - review: Lose the Um Bongo exoticism and this might be a gap year worth following

BBC3 doesn’t do dramas very often but when it does, they’re usually worth catching

A photo still from Marvel's Daredevil

Daredevil, TV review: A truly competent and enjoyable debut

But is this massive franchise cause to rue the lack of original ideas in television?

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own