Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent
Grace Dent on TV: Kirsty Young in a Whistles frock emoting controlled disgust at paedophiles on Crimewatch
26 July 2014 01:00 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?
Grace Dent on TV: Nick and Margaret: Immigration Gain or Drain transpired to be rather illuminating television
18 July 2014 02:57 PM
One thing the Brits all shared was utter conviction about their specific anti-immigration bugbear
14 July 2014 06:00 PM
Bravo to him for discovering the site and then achieving anything at all
14 July 2014 05:34 PM
Why have your wedding day ruined by the slow drip of reality?
07 July 2014 04:56 PM
Sexuality is a fluid, ever-fluttering concept, so let's finally accept that there’s no point in these public declarations of 'in' or 'out' at all
Grace Dent on TV: If only British intelligence had done as good a job as this Samantha Lewthwaite documentary
04 July 2014 12:32 PM
If Samantha Lewthwaite was using her evident powers of tenacity and charm for good, rather than jihad, her story – which we learned during this week’s BBC1 documentary The White Widow – Searching for Samantha – would be an inspirational ditty to tell girls.
30 June 2014 07:46 PM
From wonder boy James Rodriguez to the rhapsody in chinos that is Glenn Hoddle
30 June 2014 05:18 PM
It's appalling that even in 2014 we continue to blame child victims
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
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