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.
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
Roberts was the agent who posed as an undercover Gestapo officer
Inside Television: There's no stereotyping in ShondaLand - the production company headed up by showrunner du jour Shonda Rhimes
24 October 2014 12:00 AM
Ever been to ShondaLand? If you've ever seen Grey's Anatomy, Scandal or Universal's new How to Get Away with Murder, consider that passport stamped. All three series were created by the production company headed up by showrunner du jour Shonda Rhimes – and she isn't the only female writer-producer having a moment.
Life Story, TV review: David Attenborough's close encounters of the furred kind bring a tear to the eye
23 October 2014 11:30 PM
"Good luck to you," whispered David Attenborough over the heads of some baby meerkats. It was a sort of naturalist's baptism prayer as they started out on a difficult journey: "Just as each one of our stories is unique to ourselves, so each of these animals will have its own," he explained. Attenborough's paternal concern brought a tear to the eye and that was only five minutes into Life Story, the new six-part series from the BBC's Natural History Unit.
The Big Bang Theory, TV review: Are the punchlines 50 per cent funnier since the cast negotiated their $1m-per-episode salaries?
24 October 2014 12:30 AM
Ever wondered what $6m worth of human labour looks like? It was there for all to see in the eighth series of The Big Bang Theory, which began on E4 last night.
21 October 2014 11:00 PM
The new series takes us to back to 1952 and the small town of Jupiter, Florida where one of America’s last freak shows is struggling to survive
21 October 2014 10:00 PM
The aristocrats, it seemed, were just happy to have some attention
Big Dreams, Small Spaces, BBC2 - TV review: Brace yourself for Monty, the lean, mean gardening machine
20 October 2014 11:00 PM
An Englishman's home is his castle, and so it follows that an Englishman's backyard is his family farmland, orchard and ornamental gardens even if, in actual fact, it measures just three metres by two. That's the premise of Monty Don's new gardening show, Big Dreams, Small Spaces (BBC2). In each of the five episodes, Monty will lend his expertise to two different households hoping to realise an ambitious outdoor scheme.
20 October 2014 11:00 PM
The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (BBC4) is a three-part arts series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon as part of the BBC's pleasingly autumnal Gothic season.
19 October 2014 11:00 PM
It was when Schama moved on to a painting of one particular young woman that he was at his most compelling
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more