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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Mom, ITV2 - TV review

There's a clash of cheery tone and dark subject matter that makes Mom oddly appealing

The sleuth is out there: Martin Clunes in 'Arthur & George'

Arthur and George, TV review: Ghostly goings-on make this mystery a guilty pleasure

Arthur & George wisely opted for a tone more Victorian ghost story than modern whodunit

Downton Abbey season 5 finale review: Even Lady Rose and Atticus's wedding felt rushed

The episode raced through so much, leaving just enough excitement for the Christmas special

Children learn morality in places outside the classroom

Morality in the classroom: The kind of fully rounded education that produces fully rounded adults neither begins nor ends in schools

My own firm moral code was fused from a combination of 19th-century novels and 1990s hip-hop

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

House of Cards season 3 premiere, review: Has Frank Underwood gone soft?

If series three of the Netflix original carries on like this we may soon come to miss the more flamboyant political satire of previous seasons

Russell Tovey, Myanna Buring and Julian Rhind Tutt star in Banished

Banished: Why the new societies we build on screen are better in theory than in practice

Jimmy McGovern's new BBC drama is set in a New South Wales penal colony established in 1788 by 1,000 British convicts, marines and seamen

The Good Wife has been consistently good for long enough to justify an occasional lapse

The Good Wife, review: Alicia shows how far she has come as she steps into the limelight

Tonight's show referenced a press conference way back in series one

Material world: May Martin, Claudia Winkleman and Patrick Grant in ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’

The Great British Sewing Bee, review: This pale imitation of Bake-Off needs some urgent alterations

Tonight's show featured "Structure Week" and a corset challenge

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

Community spirit: Raj featured in 'Immigration Street'

Immigration Street, review: There is such a thing as society – just ask the residents of Derby Road, Southampton

A single hour on how the media's framing of immigration impacts on real communities

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn