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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Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise, TV review: Gut-punching cine-essay to round off the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima

Mark Cousins used music by Mogwai to soundtrack footage of a pre-bomb Japan, Greenham Common protests and early experiments in X-ray

Solitary laugh: Will Forte as Phil Miller in the first episode of 'The Last Man on Earth'

The Last Man on Earth, Dave - TV review: An unusually high-concept half-hour

One of the more original new shows on television

Kittitian Hill Belle Mont Farm, St. Kitts

Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts, West Indies: Welcome to a farmstay with a difference

Putting its guests at the heart of the St Kitts tropical landscape

Dragons’ Den, TV review: When did the Dragons get so mean?

Nick Jenkins (right), founder of Moonpig.com has a particularly ferocious streak

Belgian Sex Therapist Goedele Liekens

Time for the vagina dialogue: We need compulsory, high-quality sex education

Our prudishness isn’t just a charming quirk in the national character, but a contributing factor in social ills from sexual assault to low self esteem

Countdown presenters Susie Dent, Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley spells out the word 'slutz' on Countdown - is this the work of mischievous producers?

If letters are selected at random, what are the chances of them spelling out something inappropriate for the afternoon slot? Quite high, if Countdown’s past form is anything to go by...

Sex In Class, TV review: Bringing Britain's abysmal sex education up to standard

Is Britain ready for Belgian sexologist Goedele Liekens?

Katie Hopkins veered between sycophancy and insult in her new chat show

If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World, TV review: 'You're a raging, angry fat person in a pink jacket!' Welcome to Planet Katie....

Hopkins' new talk show wasn't really a talk show and Hopkins wasn't really the host ... but that didn't stop her from sounding off

Well disciplined: Chinese teachers brought their methods to Bohunt School

Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School, BBC2 - TV review: Perhaps the tiger teachers could learn from these spirited teens

I dread to think how these teachers would have fared in the average inner-city comprehensive

The One and Only Cilla Black, ITV - TV review: A national treasure who never forgot where she came from

No one does it quite like Cilla, and no one ever will

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