Grace Dent

Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent

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Grace Dent: Beautiful and captivating - they don’t make them like Kate O’Mara any more

She rattled with an innate elegance and a knowing sense of feminine empowerment

Grace Dent on TV: The Missing, Channel 4

When people go missing, those who are left behind are also lost

Grace Dent: Thank heavens for ‘cock in a sock’

I have looked at hundreds of these selfies for cancer awareness

File image showing a prison cell.

Grace Dent: Grayling's ban on prisoners receiving books is truly chilling

It limits the chance to learn about lives, lands and lifestyles other than their own

Grace Dent on TV: Looking & Girls, Sky Atlantic

Give me Looking & Girls’ likeable gays over Lena’s toxic girls any day

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, Malaysia's minister for transport Hishamuddin Hussein, left, and director general of the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman

Grace Dent: If this really is terrorism – and the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is not found – then this is a new level of terrifying

To be untraceable goes against everything we know about the march of technology

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Chancellor George Osborne appear on the Andrew Marr Show

Grace Dent: George Osborne's on the 5:2 diet. Let's hope he isn't making Budget decisions when he's really, really hungry

Men love the diet as it combines hokey science with a chance to be more knowledgable about weight loss

RIP Clarissa Dickson Wright - what a lady

In a world full of demanded apologies I found her flagrant disregard for other people’s offence frankly quite appealing

Grace Dent on TV: EDL Girls: Don’t Call Me Racist BBC 3

Gail said she was no racist, just ‘offended by people who look like bin-bags’ 

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

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Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
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What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
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George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
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