BBC

The best TV spy drama since Smiley’s People: Apple TV+'s Slow Horses reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

How thriller writers must miss the Cold War! Early John le Carré and Len Deighton had it easy when trying…

The BBC’s obsession with youth

14 May 2022 9:00 am

At long last the state of Oregon has got around to installing tampon machines in the male lavatories of its…

Nadine Dorries: My vision for the BBC

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Nadine Dorries on online safety, the BBC and taking risks

An impeccably rule-observing programme from the BBC: Art That Made Us reviewed

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Art That Made Us is an ambitious new series, firmly in the ‘history of something in a load of different…

The most disadvantaged group in Britain? White working-class men

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I’m not sure what to think about the BBC’s announcement that it wants a quarter of its staff to be…

New Marr is very much the same as the old Marr: LBC's Tonight With Andrew Marr reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Andrew Marr got his voice back this week. That may come as a bit of a surprise to everybody who’s…

My escape from Kiev

5 March 2022 9:00 am

My relief – and guilt – at getting out of Ukraine

Why we shouldn't ban Russia Today

23 February 2022 11:49 pm

Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, has written to Ofcom urging it to keep the situation with Russia Today ‘very carefully…

Where’s the ‘mystery’ in mystery plays?

19 February 2022 9:00 am

In The Archers, Ambridge put on its own set of mystery plays dramatising the Nativity and Passion. BBC Radio 4…

Storm Eunice has nothing to do with climate change

18 February 2022 10:50 pm

I sat tight and braced myself for the worst this morning — not high winds but for the Today programme…

Letters: The BBC licence fee is a protection racket

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Russia’s star Sir: Wolfgang Münchau is surely right to highlight the risk posed to European peace and stability by Germany’s…

Disappointingly conventional and linear: BBC radio's modernism season reviewed

29 January 2022 9:00 am

This week marks the beginning of modernism season on BBC Radio 3 and 4, which means it’s time for some…

The real problem with the BBC’s partygate coverage

23 January 2022 6:00 pm

As a journalist, it’s never a comfortable feeling when the news organisation you work for becomes the story. But with…

The TV licence is a dead duck

22 January 2022 9:00 am

‘Tell me we’re winning the media battle!’ I imagine Unilever boss Alan Jope barking at his team on Tuesday, following…

Why we still need the BBC

22 January 2022 9:00 am

The BBC must ask itself if Nadine Dorries has a point

Is this the BBC's best defence?

18 January 2022 2:17 am

Proposals by Nadine Dorries to scrap the BBC licence fee have produced something of a meltdown over at Broadcasting House.…

The BBC is killing cricket

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Full homage to the nail-biting cricketing miracle in Sydney, while bearing in mind that miracles, like lightning, rarely strike twice…

Around the World In Eighty Days is the worst TV this Christmas

29 December 2021 6:37 pm

‘In many ways, Phileas Fogg represents everything that’s alarming and peculiar about that old sense of British Empire. Potentially, it’s…

The BBC's mysterious missing Xinjiang evidence

23 December 2021 8:50 pm

Parliament has packed up for the holidays, with MPs and peers spending their final days in SW1 desperately dodging the…

How the BBC lost its way on Covid

19 December 2021 8:00 pm

I have been a BBC journalist for many years, and in that time I have been committed to impartiality and…

Best of the Blob: who would be picked for its 1st XV?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Who would be picked for its 1st XV?

John Cleese’s cancel culture hypocrisy

17 December 2021 5:40 am

‘Always look on the bright side of life’ sang Monty Python. But it seems that for at least one of the…

Gender is contentious. The BBC is pretending it isn't

8 December 2021 2:10 am

The BBC has produced its annual 100 Women list, a showcase for women who have done interesting, important things. There’s…

Priti Patel and the progressive language police

26 November 2021 7:10 pm

There was an exchange in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon that ought to be a scandal but won’t.…

It’s Harry, not Meghan, who’s the real problem

24 November 2021 10:00 am

Who or what drove Harry and Meghan to leave the royal bosom for the land of slebs on the other…