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 dynamic of Olivia Colman and David Tennant has remained intact

Broadchurch - review: David Tennant and Olivia Colman return to a town that lost its innocence

Writer Chris Chibnall has been able to whip the audience into a frenzy of anticipation after refusing to reveal any details about the plot

John Mahoney stars in Foyle's War

Foyle's War, ITV - TV review: Marty Crane brightens up the fog of post-war London

Worth watching for detail-rich historical context of Anthony Horowitz’s plots

A disappointing honours list: Why didn't anyone tell the Government where to stick it?

It's possible that some did reject their OBE, MBE, knighthoods, and so on, but have allowed their decision to be hidden under the honour system's notorious veil of secrecy
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins' chat show begins in January

Television highlights of 2015: Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc's chat show and Mad Men finale

Your guide to the shows that will have you glued to your sofa this year

Judi Dench as Mrs Silver in Esio Trot

Esio Trot, BBC1 - TV review: A gloopy Roald Dahl for grown-ups

And one that fails to emerge from its shell

Look back in anger: 'Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe'

Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe - review: Comedian takes satirical swipes at Nigel Farage among others

Brooker's Wipe might be uncomfortably similar to Russell Brand's YouTube rant 'The Trews' were it not for the top-notch contributors

Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears, ITV

Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears, ITV - TV review

Mears' gift is to share his knowledge with infectious enthusiasm and admirable tenacity

Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies

Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies, BBC4 - TV review

Stella Rimington's insights included the controversial observation that the nation's favourite 007 isn't actually a spy at all

Top hats: Steve Pemberton, Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor in 'Mapp and Lucia'

Mapp and Lucia, BBC1, review: Proof that middle-aged women can be interesting

No doubt this series will have new readers seeking out Benson's books

Shia LaBeouf is one of Brad Pitt's favourite actors in the world ever, apparently

Shia LaBeouf to Luis Suárez: Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting
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Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
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Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy