Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.
23 August 2014 12:00 AM
This week Grace watched... Two Tribes, BBC2
Pauline Pearce is exactly what politics needs. But politics is too safe and boring to accommodate her
18 August 2014 06:46 PM
The Hackney Heroine could have invigorated the Lib Dems
Grace Dent on TV: Four years on, The Great British Bake Off remains a warm slice of escapism, rising to the occasion
16 August 2014 12:00 AM
This week Grace watched... The Great British Bake Off, BBC 1
11 August 2014 06:35 PM
This is a charity that deserves to be given more power, not less
09 August 2014 12:00 AM
This week Grace watched... My £9.50 Holiday BBC1
04 August 2014 06:24 PM
There was so much dignity in the generation that endured this horror
02 August 2014 12:00 AM
As the good people of Scotland mull over independence, it’s worth taking some time to work out how we ended up in this curious, often unsatisfactory four-way group hug at all. Until I watched the rather marvellous The Stuarts on BBC2 this week I can’t say I was wholly certain myself. My fuzzy A-level history recall is of Elizabethan Scotland and England, chalk and cheese, forever battering each other in Berwick and forming hollow alliances with France, or Spain, to keep the other country nervous. I don’t remember Wales being mentioned at all. Then at one point we appear to have joined forces, all as one observing a baggy pact with a swaggering name: “Great Britain”.
Grace Dent on TV: Kirsty Young in a Whistles frock emoting controlled disgust at paedophiles on Crimewatch
26 July 2014 12:00 AM
For many years Nick Ross told us, “don’t have nightmares”, in the closing moments of BBC1’s Crimewatch. It was a chipper little phrase which we all enjoyed, although it did little to assuage the bleak mental remnants of 60 televised minutes of man’s inhumanity to man. Violent muggings, bank clerks from Rugby – always Rugby – tied up and tormented in vaults, the random unexplained murders and that bit midway through about missing, beloved antiques that no one gave a stuff about. Oh, you lost a vase? My heart bleeds for you, we’ve just watched news of a series of unfortunate events happening to an innocent mother-of-two in a parochial commuter-station car-park.
24 July 2014 09:33 AM
There’s a small chance we’re turning a blind eye to what many Americans feel is a big fat fact
23 July 2014 06:20 PM
No one ever says it about men, so why say it about women?
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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