The Good Wife on More4 is in the midst of a reputation revision. Long-term fans of the smart, glossy legal drama, which began its fifth season on More4 last night, often complain it's not given the recognition it deserves. It's true that among crime and law procedurals (TV shows where a problem is raised and solved within a single episode) this is a show of unusual quality. But is The Good Wife really that good?
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Bored with buying the same old scent? Opt instead for glamorous packaging and luxurious formulations for lovers of lotions and potions, says Kate Rose Morris
Saturday 07 December 2013
These elephants' messages are often a bit more complicated than your five-year-old self might have realised at the time!
Monday 02 December 2013
'No animals featured and he does not condone the use of live animals as a form of entertainment' says his spokesman
Friday 29 November 2013
Elephants are among the most intelligent, gentle creatures on the planet. Yet they have suffered for centuries at the hand of man.
Friday 29 November 2013
Beauty and the Geek, E4 - TV review: revenge of the nerds as Potter-lovers show the Costa crowd how to party
Tuesday 26 November 2013
An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
Friday 22 November 2013
The dance routines! The insanity! The naked tanning sessions! That's showbiz!
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Next to today’s sketch troupes, Python is not looking so strange
Wednesday 06 November 2013
A new 500-seat performance space is set to open as early as 2018
Monday 07 October 2013
This was James Brining’s debut in the chair as artistic director in Leeds and he was always going to have to opt for something a little more radical than a quick trim and a blow dry to stamp his mark on the house.
Friday 04 October 2013
His first set of all-new material in 13 years finds Paddy McAloon working alone for the first time, writing and playing everything himself. Which may account for the slightly solipsistic tone, with many songs being about songwriters and, in "Devil Came a Calling", the Faustian pact of success which may have singed his sensibilities. "The Best Jewel Thief in the World" and "The Old Magician" portray composition as a stealthy process, while "The Songs of Danny Galway" and "Mysterious" offer loquacious homage to Jimmy Webb and Bob Dylan. But underpinning McAloon's exacting lyrics is music which suffers from similar deliberation and a pastel palette: even when scuttling nimbly, it's tasteful but a touch bloodless.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Ary Borges says he does not worry about the safety of his daughters who walk them on leads and feed meat directly into their mouths
Friday 27 September 2013
Roll up, roll up! See the tattooed man with no job and £71 a week to support his whole family
Thursday 26 September 2013
The Pixies without bassist Kim Deal should feel like a jam sandwich cream without the sugar-coated jam. The best bit is surely missing and with it the warmth and the evocative, breathy vocals the charismatic Deal provides.
Friday 13 September 2013
Would you want to go out for a drink with every one of your Twitter followers? Probably not. But that’s exactly what one man from Glasgow has just done.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school