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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A world without cigarettes would be a world without Humphrey Bogart cool

A new 'turbo-charged' campaign to eradicating smoking

But won't parties be sort of boring when everyone has adopted a health-conscious, risk-averse attitude to life?

Stanley Tucci as DCI Eugene Morton, Sophie Grabol as Hildur Odegard and Christopher Eccleston as Professor Charlie Stoddart in 'Fortitude'

Fortitude, TV review: Viewers are no closer to unravelling the truth

Strange and violent things are happening in this remote mining community

Jeremy Clarkson with his ‘Top Gear’ mates, Richard Hammond, James May and 'The Stig'

Clarkson, Cameron and Sheikh Hani Al-Siba'i: Nobody is bigger than television

Jeremy Clarkson isn't the only big dog currently being brought to heel by a newly assertive broadcaster

‘MasterChef’ contestants Kathryn, Tony, Khaleesha and Robert

MasterChef, TV review: A bread and butter pudding that's 'late-career Elvis'? Cooking doesn't get kookier than this

Ellen E Jones reviews the first quarter final of the new series

Dose of humour: Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles in 'Nurse'

Nurse, BBC2 - TV review: No punchlines, no catchphrases, just Paul Whitehouse tugging at our heartstrings

Whitehouse gave the virtuoso performance in Nurse but Esther Coles as Liz is the heart of the show.

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute, Channel 4 - TV review

One may be born every minute, but it's still incredibly special to witness

In for the kill: Michael Mosley presented 'The Mystery of Murder: a Horizon Guide'

The Mystery of Murder: a Horizon Guide, BBC4 - TV review: Never mind the serial killers, are scientists the real psychopaths?

The psychopath-like behaviour of research scientists in general made for an intriguing subtextual theme

The Billion Pound Hotel, Channel 4 - TV review

It really seemed that Burj Al Arab's majesty had cast a sort of feudal spell over its workforce

Breeches of the peace: Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner in ‘Poldark’

Poldark, review: Move over Mr Darcy, Aidan Turner has nice curls and a social conscience

It would take the Hoover Dam to hold back the flood that this masterful series finale called forth

The cast of 'Call the Midwife'

Call the Midwife, TV review: Tackling issues of maternity care and women’s lives in the period

This week, there was alcoholism and the misery of closeted sexuality

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor