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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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

Teachers throughout the ages have been respected, but today the profession is undermined

So teaching is easy is it? Then why is there still a recruitment crisis in education?

It remains a popular second career choice among know-it-alls who like the sound of their own voices

Left to right: David Cameron (Mark Dexter), Nick Clegg (Bertie Carvel) and Gordon Brown (Ian Grieve)

Coalition, review: Channel 4's compelling portrait of Whitehall doesn't vilify MPs as Machiavels

Mark Dextor nails David Cameron's head boy persona alongside a vampiric Mark Gatiss as Peter Mandelson

Weird and weirder: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton

Inside No 9, TV review: Toilet humour with a twist - Pemberton and Shearsmith are in a different league

The duo's twisted tale anthology introduced unpredictable plot twist after unpredictable plot twist, as six strangers gathered in a sleeper cabin

The Truth About Calories, TV review: Dr Chris van Tulleken offers some genuinely useful advice

Most cheering was the show's flexible approach to the whole, often confusing business of healthy eating

Left to right: David Cameron (Mark Dexter), Nick Clegg (Bertie Carvel) and Gordon Brown (Ian Grieve)

Coalition: Channel 4 makes a drama out of a political crisis

The dramatisation focuses on those five tense days in 2010, when our current government was formed

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

Tom Felton Meets The Superfans, BBC3 - TV review

It was his brave visits to the homes of the fans themselves that yielded the most insights

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'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'