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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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'

Will The Cosby Show's legacy remain intact?

The hugely successful sitcom upended TV stereotypes and paved the way for several spin-offs

Dark secret: Eddie, pictured above, is sexually attracted to children. He has spoken out as part of a new documentary

The Paedophile Next Door, Channel 4; The Missing, BBC1 - TV review

Last night on television might have been a watershed moment in the way we confront the problem of child sexual abuse in this country.

The secret's out: Mike Leigh with Alan Yentob in 'Imagine...'

Imagine... the One and Only Mike Leigh, BBC1 - TV review: Mike Leigh's face wouldn't look out of place in a Mike Leigh film

Say what you like about Mike Leigh – and many do – but his taste in actors is unimpeachable. Interviews with the intelligent, thoughtful likes of Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall helped build a comprehensive and impressive picture of the British film director in Imagine... the One and Only Mike Leigh (BBC1).

Community care: Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald in 'Coronation Street'

Coronation Street, ITV - TV review: This soap is streets ahead when it comes to the real world

The Gods of the Cobbles have chosen to visit mental illness on Steve McDonald

Matthew Bell in the new BBC series Posh People: Inside Tatler

Posh People: Inside Tatler, BBC2 - TV review: Fundamentally not just about posh people

The show is also about posh journalists, a group that the posh journalists who make TV have a lot of sympathy for

Scare tactics: Michael Palin and Jodie Comer in ‘Remember Me’

Remember Me, BBC1 -TV review: Michael Palin is officially 'old' now

An auspicious start to ghost story season

BBC 4's Puppy Love

Puppy Love, BBC4, TV review: A very funny, slow-build show with slyly smart characters

For all its subtle character comedy, Puppy Love can’t resist a few poo joke

James Nesbitt (centre) as the steely Met Commisioner Richard Miller

Babylon, Channel 4, TV review: Get ready for some satirical comedy, idealistic drama and heart-pumping action

The car chase and standoff between the armed response unit and some bank robbers was, however, helpfully couched in sheepish self-awareness: 'Bank robbers? What is this? 1971? Who are the suspects? The Bay City Rollers?'

Middle Ages spread: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Tom Pinfold in 'Secrets of the Castle'

Secrets of the Castle, BBC 2: TV review: Like being cornered at a party by a medieval history bore

Born-too-late trio Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold will not be happy until a time machine is invented that can collect them from our present age of convenience and deposit them a few hundred years ago, where they can toil away to their hearts' content. In the meantime, though, there's Secrets of the Castle with Ruth, Peter and Tom, the latest from the team that brought us Tudor Monastery Farm.

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages on More4

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, More4 - TV review

Penelope Keith, best known for playing lofty neighbour Margo in The Good Life, has proudly outed herself as "a villager" to present Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages on More4. This leisurely three-part wander through Britain's rural communities is inspired in part by Sir Brian Batsford's cover illustrations for a 1930s book series, and, naturally, it's very picturesque. The village greens, the church spires and the thatched cottages are all here in plentiful supply, but in this episode Penelope was more interested in how the uglier side of industry has impacted on the landscape.

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