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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The feel-good appointment of the evening: Me and My Guide Dog on ITV

Me and My Guide Dog, ITV - TV review: We saw the huge positive impact these dogs have

The Reed family credit dog Totem with helping their autistic son Adam speak and laugh for the very first time

Doing it themselves: Hilary Devey hears how Taskers' staff believe the DIY could be improved

Running the Shop, Channel 4 - TV review: Workers take charge to prove the wisdom of using experience from all areas of a business

There was a feel-good factor in watching downtrodden Debs discover impressive business skills she never dreamed she might possess

Back in the frame: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in 'Vicious'

Vicious, ITV; Man Down, Channel 4 - TV review: Different approaches to right-on sensitivities

Unlike Vicious, Man Down takes place in a universe where the concept of political correctness actually exists

Caught on camera: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is called upon to solve a crime in 'The Met'

The Met, BBC1 - TV review: The outlook appears better for British documentary than for British justice

It may be some time before a Met officer gets to look this heroic in public again

Kevin McCloud's Escape to the Wild kicked off with an impressively intrepid couple

Kevin McCloud's Escape to the Wild, Channel 4 - TV review: A sobering reality-check for desk-bound daydreamers

Kevin met an intrepid couple living on a small island in the South Pacific with their three young children

A link between income and children’s diet, healthcare, lack of access to good schools and play areas, and even exposure to polluted areas may lie behind the connection

Protecting Our Foster Kids, TV review: Heartbreaking to watch

There is an 8,000 family shortfall in foster placements across Britain, yet no one could accuse this doc of casting the experience in a misleadingly appealing light

Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic, TV review: Tribute needed a longer slot and less perving

This one-off doc only managed to hint at the epic scale of Pinewood’s greatness

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) until recently included provisions to fine rough sleepers as much as £1,000

Hard-hearted Hackney: The homeless need help, not hounding

The London borough has reconsidered its plan to criminalise rough sleepers following a residents petition

Reflecting on the past: Les featured in ‘Dementiaville’

Channel 4's Dementiaville, review: a study of dementia with the human touch

'Where’s me dad?’ said the 91-year-old as he wondered the corridors of a care home

A matter of time: London's Air Ambulance featured in a 'An Hour to Save Your Life'

An Hour to Save Your Life, BBC2 - TV review: A 'golden hour' of television thanks to heroics and heart-breaking scenes

All the medics spoke with the same direct, calm tone that's nothing like the mid-surgery screaming common in medical dramas

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