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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What's the Right Diet for You? A Horizon Special

What’s the Right Diet for You? A Horizon Special, BBC2 - TV review

The dieters thought it was a treat, but it was really a test, which is a bit sneaky

Making a meal of it: Lena Dunham, Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari in 'Girls'

Girls series 4, Sky Atlantic - review: Will these self-obsessed Brooklynite brats ever grow up?

Half of the pleasure of Girls is the hate-watching

Lucy Worsley and David Starkey, the presenters of 'Britain’s Tudor Treasure: a Night at Hampton Court'

Britain’s Tudor Treasure: a Night at Hampton Court, review: Whets the appetite for 'Wolf Hall'

Starkey and Worsley put aside their feuding to mark the palace's 500th year

Jokes about rape may, sometimes, be acceptable but not when delivered by the likes of Bill Cosby

When is the right time for a rape joke?

It may sometimes, be acceptable but not when delivered by the likes of Bill Cosby
Inside story: 13 young troublemakers volunteered for 'Bring Back Borstal'

Bring Back Borstal, TV review: What kind of a teen troublemaker volunteers to go to television borstal anyway?

If you're the sort of person who despairs at those cushy modern prisons where inmates are allowed to read books, eat food and occasionally glimpse daylight from between the bars of their cell, then ITV's new series Bring Back Borstal should be exactly your cup of gruel.

Telling it like it is: The Voice judge Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones is The Voice of wisdom as he calls this year's talent 's**t'

The Welsh singer later insisted he'd only been joking, but as Homer Simpson says, it's funny 'cause it's true, says Ellen E Jones

Taking a different tack: Jacques Peretti in 'The Super-Rich and Us'

The Super-Rich and Us, TV review: Interesting and enraging in equal measure

There have been a few documentaries lately inviting us to envy the opulent lifestyles of the obscenely wealthy, but Peretti took a different tack

24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4)

24 Hours in Police Custody, Channel 4 - TV review

The methodical way in which the detectives of Luton Police Station go about their investigations is always fascinating

Pushing the boat out: Richard Branson in 'Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island'
Playing the field: Daniella, who has Apert syndrome, featured in 'The Undateables'

The Undateables, Channel 4 - TV review: Matthew's date measures up

Nothing gives you the warm and fuzzies like that moment when a well-matched couple hit it off for the first time

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable