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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Body talk: Louis Theroux with Cole, Rebecca and Joy in ‘Transgender Kids’

Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids, review: Louis surprises with stories of his own

A huge question is whether the parents begin the process of medical intervention when their child may be still experimenting with their identity

Responding to clips from movies, geologists, statisticians and journalists dismissed the risk of alien invasion and super volcanos, while warning against complacency regarding asteroids and global pandemic

End of the World Night, TV review: More eye-catching hyperbole than serious prophecy

The title refers to a list programme counting down the 10 greatest threats to humanity, with a little help from the experts and Hollywood disaster movies

Parents of babies born from 5th April 2015 are entitled to share their 50 weeks of parental leave between them

Who can afford equality? Share the parental burden if you can

With statutory parental pay so low and women still earning less than men on average, SPL becomes an unaffordable luxury

Rising star: South African comedian Trevor Noah

What new Daily Show host Trevor Noah can learn from James Corden's Late, Late success

Noah should dare to be bland, chill out about the accent and remember that 'unfunny' is a relative concept, says Ellen E Jones

Life’s a beach: Phillip Island featured in ‘Coast Australia’

Coast Australia, TV review: A wondrous place where penguins take priority over people

Presenter Neil Oliver seems very in tune with a national psyche that's rooted in the ancient landscape

The trauma team in Critical

Critical, Sky1 - TV review

Critical is proving itself a worthy successor to Jed Mercurio's previous medical drama, Bodies, and ER

Benalmadena features in 'Costa del Sol: the Last Brit Standing'

Costa Del Sol: The Last Brit Standing, BBC1 TV review: how Britons' Spanish dream turned sour

As austerity and unemployment figures among the highest in Europe put the Spanish economy under pressure, resentment of the "ingleses" is becoming more apparent

God's work: Joanne Whalley and David Threlfall in 'The Ark'

The Ark, BBC1,TV review: Domestic drama missing the heavenly spectacle

This Noah didn't seem like much of a religious fanatic, he seemed like a normal dad

Broadening his horizons: Richard Ayoade with Kathy Burke in Barcelona

Travel Man, Channel 4 - TV review

Watching someone have a terrible time on holiday is much more satisfying for those of us stuck at home

Poldark review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs

Episode 4: The Poldarks were horrified by the news of Ross’s marriage, with Cousin Francis warning the couple would no longer be welcome in polite society

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living