Will Dean is Editor of The Independent Magazine
The Fight for Saturday Night, TV review: Top marks for Michael Grade's illuminating look at television's golden age
18 December 2014 12:00 AM
It's been a while since we looked back at the world of Seventies and Eighties light entertainment. One forgets why. Anyway, to remedy that, last night BBC4 devoted 90 minutes to the battle for Saturday night TV ratings since the birth of ITV. So far, so esoteric (this is BBC4, after all).
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
11 December 2014 08:32 AM
It is sad that the stories of the men connected to this crime are told, while the female victim is largely ignored
Liberty of London, TV review: It's fun to watch the follies of the rich, but haven't we had our fill of posh porn?
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
Posh people, as it's been noted elsewhere, are so hot right now. And not just because they've got back from a fortnight on the yacht. Though that helps.
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
After doctors owning up to getting their mistresses off-the-books abortions and coppers to smashing skulls, it was time for Britain's secretaries to get things off their chests in Channel 4's rather good Confessions series.
01 December 2014 03:24 PM
Keep tootsies snuggly and little minds entertained with Will Dean's pick of presents for littluns
27 November 2014 12:00 AM
Channel 4 featured the often morbid memories of veteran doctors in Confessions of a Doctor (Channel 4), which followed on from last week's Confessions of a Copper.
26 November 2014 11:15 PM
The Danes have made another killing
30 October 2014 12:00 AM
I'd wager my old VHS copy of Arachnophobia that for a significant percentage of the channel-hopping population, alighting upon BBC4's Spider House caused a reaction equivalent – in TV-watching terms – to reaching for a rolled-up copy of The Daily Telegraph and blindly thwacking away in panic.
Particle Fever: the Hunt for Higgs Boson, TV review: Blown away by a mind-boggling science lesson with universal appeal
16 October 2014 12:00 AM
In 2009, a rival national newspaper played a game where it asked a writer who hadn't seen Star Wars to approximate the plot based on what he picked up in passing. His outline wasn't a million miles away from the actual movie: "Their heroic captain is called Luke Skywalker and he is joined by their man-shaped pet Chewbacca, a 2ft robot, and Princess Leah." Close enough, right?
02 October 2014 01:17 PM
David Reynolds visits Redipuglia‚ Italy’s First World War memorial
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Labour leadership contest: I would never quit the party, says Liz Kendall
- 1 Australia to impose 24-hour curfew on all cats to protect endangered species
- 2 Model's video shoot on the beach interrupted by sudden landing of a group of illegal migrants
- 3 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 4 MH370 search: Boeing 777 wing that could match missing plane found on the French island of Reunion
- 5 'Killer robots' with AI must be banned, urge Stephen Hawking, Noam Chomsky and thousands of others in open letter