Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.

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Eastenders' Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater), Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), Bobby Beale (Rory Stroud) and Peter Beale (Ben Hardy)

Grace Dent's best TV picks of 2014: From Game of Thrones to EastEnders

From hoodlums, hipsters and tender Eastenders, here is my pick of the best telly to land on our screens this year

Kerry Smith, Ukip's candidate for Basildon South

Leaking emails and phonecalls can prevent bigots like Kerry Smith standing for Parliament, but its growing popularity should terrify us all

Who hasn’t taken part in an exchange which someone could use to floor them?

Pictured: Jason Watkins as Christopher Jefferies and Howard Coggins as Custody in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama

This was the sort of drama so weighty that Anna Maxwell Martin could poke her head up in a bit part – brilliantly – and still hardly warrant a mention

Nigel Farage: 'I don't know anybody in politics as poor as we are'

Ask Nigel Farage anything, and you can guarantee there will be outrage

It’s our smug rush to silence him that voters find deafening

Who’d have thought he’d be standing there today? Michael Palin stars as an elderly man caught up in a death and a haunting in Yorkshire in ‘Remember Me’

Grace Dent on TV: Remember me is bewildering in the worst pre-pre-Christmas week of television ever(!)

Presently, I am the forlorn TV critic equivalent of The Little Match Girl, dreaming of festive TV largesse, while making do with BBC1’s Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

Shia LaBeouf made the claims during an interview last week

Shia LaBeouf's rape claim: Would we say to a woman 'Oh sure, why didn’t you fight them off?'

The actor's claim is a test for the feminist cause

Cyber Monday: I can't wait until Psycho Saturday and Worst Behaviour Ever Wednesday, but I reserve my right to sneer

It's not 'snobby' to look down on those who assault people over cheap TVs

All in a day's work: the players in the forthcoming 'Posh People: Inside Tatler'

Grace Dent on TV: After watching Posh People: Inside Tatler I'm happier to be a peasant

But just as we should 'hug a hoodie', we should also, I believe, learn to 'hug a Hooray Henry', because poshness is an accident of birth

Sir Bob Geldof has drawn the usual ire for 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Band Aid 30: You know it must be Christmas when everyone's shouting about a charity single

Ah, how I love the festive sound of intellectual critiques clashing with Geldof's populism

Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington

Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?

What we're hearing now are the final pathetic roars of a man who has always got exactly what he wanted

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore