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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Robin Williams has died aged 63

Robin Williams: Recalling an interview with a 'gracious, kind and genuine' movie star

When Ellen E Jones met Robin Williams in 2010, he spoke about his movies with an emotionally-intelligent humility

Cooks’ Questions, TV review: Sue Perkins has a show all of her own

In format, Cooks’ Questions is quite a lot like Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, so why isn’t it also on the radio?

Women of World War One: The story of women in the First World War is also the story of female liberation

Kate Adie is an excellent guide to women’s battle for equality during the Great War

BBC America's Almost Royal: This Borat-style royal spoof isn’t quite out of the top drawer

Review of the BBC America’s first original comedy commission

A still from the Let's Stay Together campaign's YouTube video, featuring Ross Kemp

Political passion-killers: 'No' campaigners just turn me off

The Let's Stay Together campaign has to be the least sexy thing ever to happen in British politics
Blast from the past: Frankie Wilson and Theo Barklem-Biggs in Our World War

One World War, TV review: Jarring modern touches mean Great War story badly misfires

The soldiers of 1914 probably didn't listen to quite so much throbbing techno but, soundtrack aside, Our World War on BBC3, aimed to re-create the Battle of Mons as it really was, based on the diary entries and later testimony of those on the front line.

The Big Bang Theory's lead cast members have become the highest paid performers in TV

The Big Bonus Theory: Why big pay rises spell trouble for your favourite TV series

The ink is just drying on the many zeros of their new pay deals, and an eighth series is soon to start filming, so The Big Bang Theory cast must be feeling pretty smug right now.

‘Dr Who’ stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman at Cardiff Castle before two screenings to promote the new BBC series and the start of a world tour

Doctor Who series 8, episode 1 review: Peter Capaldi’s Doctor may just be the best yet

The plot is not really the point - it’s to get to know Doctor No.12

Sue Perkins, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel Giedroyc return for more

Great British Bake Off, review: The show is back, hitting a sweet spot straight away

It makes no apology for its tweeness or its terrible puns

The Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants

Great British Bake Off series 5 preview: The most amusing and likable contestants yet

As ever, it’s the creativity and skill of the contestants which impresses most

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All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

Radio 1’s new top ten

The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

Polpetto's head chef shares her favourite recipes from Iced Earl Grey tea to baked peaches, mascarpone & brown sugar meringues...
Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
Mark Hix recipes: Try our chef's summery soups for a real seasonal refresher

Mark Hix's summery soups

Soup isn’t just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

Tim Sherwood column

I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition