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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Community spirit: Sue Griffiths and Julie Young in 'Benefits Street'

Benefits Street, Channel 4 - TV review: Kingston Road residents give their side of the story but it still smacks of poverty porn

The programme provides the press with the necessary fodder to demonise benefit claimants then sits back and enjoys the resultant ratings

The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, BBC2

The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, BBC- TV review: A gold medal for the most pretentious concept

Occupational nurse Sean created a "coal miner's garden that's past its best"

For richer or poorer: Fiona Ellis and Scott Hendrie are a couple in business together

Modern Times: For Richer for Poorer, TV review: Just because you can open a business with your partner doesn’t mean you should

Some partnerships, like that of Cotswolds deli owners Steve and Sally frequently dissolved into bickering matches

Jane Fonda has been pictured with a very dubious piece of furniture

Grace and Frankie, TV review: Even with Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman on the writing staff, this show still falls short

The show's humour too often descended into cheap, mildly homophobic gags - and isn't saved despite having A-listers like Jane Fonda on the bill

Wes Streeting new MP for Ilford grew up on a council estate

We've all been promoted from a disaffected, disenfranchised electorate to Britain's only hope

The post-election reshuffle has happened, and people who never saw themselves as 'the activist type' will have to get active

Watchdog presenter Anne Robinson

Watchdog At 30, TV review: The BBC show has earned the right to call itself a British institution

The programme consisted of a rundown of the show's greatest hits

A programme with bite: ‘Shark’ was a credit to the BBC’s nature department

Shark, TV review: A fascinating, beautiful and, at times, genuinely terrifying documentary

The camera crew deserve praise for capturing magnificent shots of the Greenland shark in its natural habitat

Real-world legal proceedings are rarely as lively as series two of Broadchurch would have us believe

The Supreme Court says justice must be seen to be done, but is anyone watching?

The UK's Supreme Court has made over 900 hours of archive trial footage available to view on demand at www.supremecourt.uk

BBC4's All Aboard! The Canal Trip: unhurried, unobtrusive pace

All Aboard! The Canal Trip, BBC4 - TV review: An oddly absorbing way to soothe overactive minds

Did you catch any of BBC4 Goes Slow? Would you have noticed if you did? The defining feature of this season, which continued with last night's All Aboard! The Canal Trip, is its unhurried, unobtrusive pace.

No Offence

No Offence, Channel 4 - TV review: Shameless creators serve up a gleefully outrageous cop show

Paul Abbott's special talent is to write characters who are larger than life and yet somehow completely true to life at the same time

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor