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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Presenter Mark Evans with a canine companion

Dogs: Their Secret Lives, TV review: A humiliating problem for a chocolate labrador

For dog owners, this show is crammed full of useful training tips

Superhospital, TV review: A peep behind the curtains in the NHS reveals some sobering sights

The ITV programme takes in every aspect of the life at Royal Derby Hospital

Double take: NatWest staff Sarah Iqbal and Claire Blakey

The Bank: a Matter of Life and Debt BBC2 - TV review: All credit to NatWest's staff but this PR exercise won't wash

It's seven years on from the financial crisis and the public are still angry

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Imagine: Frank Gehry, BBC1 - TV review: An architectural superstar or "the Kim Kardashian of architecture"?

The most telling part of this 75-minute documentary was the views of the builders themselves

Suspicious minds: Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell star in 'True Detective'

True Detective, Sky Atlantic - TV review: Could these detectives solve the mystery of this show's lack of female stars?

This season the nihilistic philosophising will be done by Vince Vaughn's mobster-turned legitimate businessman Frank Semyon

The Met

The Met: Policing London, BBC1 - TV review: The Met doesn't seem to have any long-term answers to solving London's problem with gang crime

The officers interviewed all acknowledged that their work doesn't get to the root of the problem

Sheridan Smith as Jo Gillespie in Black Work

Black Work, TV review: There are only so many close-ups of Sheridan Smith a director can use before we hit the remote

The lack of any other interesting characters is also pretty noticeable

Bitter taste: Marie Bach Hansen, Kenneth M Christensen, Jens Jorn Spottag and Anette Katzmann in ‘The Legacy’

The Legacy, TV review: What it lacks in dead bodies it makes up for in heart-breaking secrets

It’s a bit like a trendy tourism brochure, only with added emotional turmoil

The Confederate Flag

Flying the flag for racism: It's time to get rid of unsavoury 'memorials'

Why do statues and flags matter? Because, when displayed outside universities or government buildings, they're statements of a community's values

Colin Farrell plays hard-drinking cop Ray Velcoro

True Detective season 2: The serious drama that takes itself a little too seriously

The first eight episodes of True Detective had their moments of pomposity. True Detective 2 has no such comic relief, says Ellen E Jones

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