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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Bajau spear fisherman Kabei featured in ‘Hunters of the South Seas’

Hunters of the South Seas, TV review: An immersive travelogue with a difference

For once the host actually knew what he talking about

Ant Anstead and Phil Glenister, the presenters of 'For the Love of Cars'

For the Love of Cars, review: Phil Glenister and Ant Anstead's most ambitious job yet

The future looks bright for the Life on Mars actor

Street cool: Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring’s bid to shake up the neighbourhood

Home is where the art is: Will Kensington's latest tourist attraction be denied its chance to grow into a local treasure?

Modern-day architectural follies aren't always aesthetically pleasing but they bring humour and character to samey neighbourhoods

Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

Kim Kardashian's camera crew wasn't the first to set foot in the Armenian capital - Dave beat the E! channel to it by a year

Some might say the lesser-watched travel programme, 24 Hours to Go Broke, lacked the glamour of the Kardashians

No half measures: ‘The Secret Life of the Pub’

The Secret Life of The Pub, TV review: Documentary didn't answer the obvious question

Channel 4 rigged an East End boozer with cameras, allowing us to eavesdrop on the conversations that took place there
Serial suspect: the property heir charged with first-degree murder, Robert Durst

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, TV review: Jarecki's jaw-dropping murder documentary is creepier than fiction

Sky Atlantic's HBO import is the latest example of true crime's move upmarket
The Wedding Planner - Raj

My Big Fat Asian Wedding, TV review: If you love a good wedding it's like a seat at the top table

It’s only a shame we didn’t get to taste those samosas, too

Mackenzie Crook as Pete in 'Ordinary Lies'

Ordinary Lies, TV review: Mackenzie Crook as Paracetamol Pete shakes off the shadow of The Office

The role shows he’s feeling confident enough to revisit some aspects of his most famous character

Far Right and Proud: Reggies Yates' Extreme Russia

Far Right and Proud: Reggie Yates' Extreme Russia, review: A timely look at Russia's recent wave of fervent nationalism

BBC3 documentary gives neo-Nazi propaganda too much air time

The show suffers from its own appeal, being so good as to create an appetite in its viewers that is difficult to sate in a ten episode series

Game of Thrones season 5 episode 1 review: Big Sky Atlantic return serves mainly as a catch-up

No truly gruesome deaths and only a modest quota of bare boobies

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine