Tom Sutcliffe was The Independent's first Arts Editor in 1986 and is now a columnist and television reviewer for the paper.
11 April 2013 12:00 AM
Sad men: existential crisis comes to Madison Avenue as series goes astray
Last night's viewing - Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day, BBC2; Pop! The Science of Bubbles, BBC4
10 April 2013 12:00 AM
Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day – the results of a transverse biopsy on the National Health Service – has a very simple question at its heart: "If we could see what this institution does in one day, what would it make us think?" My guess is that the makers of the series pretty much know the answer to this question already.
09 April 2013 08:28 AM
Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History had a fairly interesting premise: that it wasn't the power and strength of our monarchs that determined British history so much as their frailties. "I'm going to reveal the chinks in the royal armour," promised Lucy Worsley, chief curator at the Historic Royal Palaces.
09 April 2013 12:00 AM
“Her shadow is very long,” someone said on the Huw Edwards special which took over the afternoon schedules – and if you’d been watching the rolling news coverage since the announcement of Baroness Thatcher’s death, you would have felt every inch of it.
The Weekend's Viewing: Given that one plutocrat a day is dying, I would have thought the killings might have prompted the deployment of the Swedish army
08 April 2013 12:01 AM
Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man, Sat, BBC4 // Nick Hewer: Countdown to Freetown, Sun, Channel 4
05 April 2013 04:47 PM
Plus: Let's put new limits on limited editions and when ghoulish humour helps
05 April 2013 08:34 AM
"We are wasting so much talent," protested Hilary Devey at the beginning of The Intern, a new show that promises to deploy a "radical recruitment method" to get Britain's young jobless on the career ladder. As a top businesswoman and high-profile Dragon, Hilary dislikes waste and she has, I think, spotted something that other television presenters have missed.
04 April 2013 08:44 AM
Scott & Bailey, ITV
TV review - Boris Johnson: the Irresistible Rise offered something more than just entertainment, BBC2
26 March 2013 09:00 AM
Wodehouse in Exile, BBC4
25 March 2013 03:01 PM
Perspectives, Sun ITV
- 1 Stoke City investigate 'religious abuse' after 'pig's head is found in Kenwyne Jones' locker'
- 2 Gove’s lesson: spare the comma, spoil the child
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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