Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent
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?
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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 4 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 5 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection