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.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil