Tom Sutcliffe was The Independent's first Arts Editor in 1986 and is a former columnist and television reviewer
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
22 March 2013 02:17 PM
Plus: Absurd person singular in Mohsin Hamid's new novel and "feel-good" isn't good enough for Parks and Recreation
Last night's viewing - The Syndicate, BBC1; What Do Artists Do All Day? BBC4; Edwardian Insects on Film, BBC4
20 March 2013 12:00 AM
Double lottery wins aren't completely unheard of, even though they do occasionally crop up. But the writers of television series quite regularly get the five-number payoff of a repeat commission. It happened to Kay Mellors, whose drama The Syndicate, about a group of Bradford supermarket workers scooping a big prize on the lottery, went down well enough to get another booking.
The Weekend's Viewing: Kevin Eldon can make a dumb joke and a clever one simultaneously, a trick he pulled off more than once
18 March 2013 12:01 AM
It's Kevin, Sun, BBC2 // The Lady Vanishes, Sun, BBC1 // In the Flesh, Sun, BBC3
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition