Tom Sutcliffe was The Independent's first Arts Editor in 1986 and is a former columnist and television reviewer
25 June 2013 12:11 PM
Don't Call Me Crazy, BBC3
21 June 2013 12:37 PM
Bi-Curious Me, Channel 4
21 June 2013 08:01 AM
Plus: OMG –WTF is this TPM thing? And, Paul Noble: genius squared with madness
20 June 2013 11:55 AM
There wasn’t a shade of judgement in his performance as Tony Soprano, only a sympathy for the messy, disappointing business of trying to make life work
20 June 2013 12:00 AM
Over the past 20 years or so, exclamation television has steadily increased as explanation television has dwindled. You could take last night’s Horizon film Fracking: the New Energy as a representative symptom.
19 June 2013 08:55 AM
The Route Masters: Running London Roads, BBC2
TV review: The Greatest Shows on Earth, Channel 4 - Daisy Donovan explores the buttockular world of Brazilian beauty pageant MissBumBum2012
18 June 2013 10:05 AM
Rick Stein's India, BBC2
15 June 2013 12:23 PM
Plus: Hammond Innes's thrillers whose pages don’t turn themselves and falling asleep during Byzantium
14 June 2013 08:55 AM
I hadn't heard of the "science of comparison" before last night. As far as I'm aware no Nobel Prizes have been issued in this field and there doesn't appear to be a Centre for the Science of Comparison in Oxford or Leeds or anywhere else for that matter. But I'd certainly heard of it after watching four minutes of Compare Your Life, because the programme's presenter, Carlton Hood, had already used the phrase three times.
13 June 2013 08:35 AM
Whatever else it has done, The Iraq War, Norma Percy's three-part history of the conflict and its aftermath, has greatly increased our understanding of diplomatic prevarication. Every colour in the spectrum of mendacity makes an appearance in these programmes, from the infra-red of the outright lie to the ultra-violet of polite euphemism.
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
- 3 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London