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Interview: Tom Robinson

Most readers will know Tom Robinson as the 6Music presenter who introduces new music to us on a weekly basis. Back in the seventies and eighties, though, Robinson was a…

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train is the novel of the moment. It is often somewhat inevitably compared to Gillian Flynn’s ever-popular Gone Girl because of the similarity…

Has The Apprentice Become too Ridiculous?

Lord Sugar’s reality TV show, The Apprentice, is back with its ever dramatic pan-shots of Lord Sugar gazing over the skyscrapers of London, the sassy “you can call me Karren”…

The News Quiz

The News Quiz is one of those radio shows that make you not only laugh out loud, but also audibly gasp at the brashness of what the panel are saying.…

In Darkness

Somewhere in Denmark, Søren Sveistrup’s ears are burning. Sveistrup, the creator of hit Danish TV drama The Killing, might consider filing a case for plagiarism following the launch of BBC…

Together

Anything starring Alex MacQueen, Neil’s dad from The Inbetweeners, I’ll watch. Thankfully, BBC3’s latest sitcom Together does not disappoint. Its amusing, albeit fairly cliché characters, deliver an easy watch. Hopeless…

River

“How do you let go of a person if you don’t know why they’ve gone?” is the primary question asked in the BBC’s new police drama River. Title character, River…

Staging Arthur Miller

In the first of a series of essays on the life and plays of Arthur Miller, Sir Richard Eyre director of The Crucible on Broadway sings the praises of the…