Grace Dent

Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent

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It’s a total gas: Peter Kay and Sian Gibson in ‘Car Share’

Grace Dent on TV: Peter Kay's Car Share made me genuinely LOL

Here is a comedy about the restorative joy of friendship

Bruce Jenner was interviewed by Diane Sawyer

Bruce Jenner interview: We think being transgender is a rare thing. And that’s part of the problem

The sooner we accept that gender, for many people, isn’t a cut and dried thing, the better

The cast of W1A return for a second series

Grace Dent on TV: W1A is the BBC pulling its pants down and slapping its own bare cheeks

Every episode, for me, is a ticker-tape parade of recognisable woes - not just from my nigh-continuous dealings with the Beeb, but with all channels

Jeremy Clarkson is brave in opening up. So don’t sneer at him

Clarkson’s words reminded me that violent outbursts are so rarely about one human being simply adoring the feeling of hitting another

No half measures: ‘The Secret Life of the Pub’

Grace Dent on TV: The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air – give these bitter men a whole series

In a world of braggards and showoffs, there’s beauty in boring people talking unfettered about nothing much at all.

Maisie Williams toughens up as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones leak: Brits are now the world's biggest pirates, but I know how we can stop them

If they're going to spoil the fun, then they should have their TV shows spoilt too

From Her to eternity: Robyn has taken her lesbian dating app, Her, to San Francisco and New York

Grace Dent on TV: Channel 4's How to be a Young Billionaire proves there's no app for happiness

Not that being wealthy isn’t thoroughly smashing, it’s just rarely enough to sate the brains of business-minded people

The rise of DIY dentistry: Yet again social mobility seems to be in reverse

There is already a marked difference between the teeth of the rich and poor

General Election 2015: Grace Dent's guide to your ballot box options on 7 May

From Tory cutbacks to the Greens' radical and raucous proposals...

Nervous breakdown? David Threlfall as Noah in Tony Jordan’s version of the Biblical story

Grace Dent on TV: Noah in BBC's The Ark was great – as long as you didn't actually want animals or a flood

This telling is far more surreal and subtly hewn than the Biblical version

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk