Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.

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Terry Sue-Patt as Benny in the BBC children’s soap ‘Grange Hill’

Children's TV shows like Grange Hill used to connect us to the real world

The death of Terry Sue-Patt has reminded me of how easy it is now for someone to slip downhill unnoticed

The “manel” is just men sharing manly wisdom with an audience, almost always on a subject that affects both sexes

The man-only panel is bad, but the token-woman panel is even worse

The average manel – a men-only panel of experts – really does not want to be a manel,  it’s an awkward, backwards-looking creature and it knows it

Grace Dent on TV: Benefits Street benefits us - because poverty should be funny, right?

But whether it in any way benefits any of the people who are in it is questionable

Paddy Ashdown speaks to Andrew Neil on the BBC about the exit poll on election night

Me, Jeremy Vine, Kay Burley and a long night of bantergeddon

The election coverage on TV ranged from the totally futuristic to the totally pointless

Timothy Spall as Maurice Grosse and Juliet Stevenson as Betty Grosse.

Grace Dent on TV: The Enfield Haunting's poltergeist was about as scary as a drunk uncle

Sky Living's creepy tale isn't a patch on 1992's Ghostwatch

Jamie Oliver joins children as they celebrate Food Revolution Day 2014 by cooking bread, making smoothies and creating salads at St Paul's Whitechapel CE Primary School in London

Teaching children to cook at school is a recipe for self-respect

Kids must be armed with kitchen skills to give them an alternative to fast food

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

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine