Jeremy Paxman

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Patrick Joyce (L) with his father and brother Sean

In Child Language Acquisition, Bernard O’Donoghue explains how categories native to academia come easily in the Irish countryside: “So there was noth(...)

Sarah McInerney, Miriam O’Callaghan and Fran McNulty

What would a Bond villain lair crossed with a Covid-themed gameshow look like? Finally the question is answered as Prime Time (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) rolls (...)

University Challenge winners: Freya McClements with her Magdalen College team-mates Dave Cox, Matt Holdcroft and Josh Spero. Photograph: BBC

When I watched Conor McMeel and his Imperial College team-mates win University Challenge on Monday night, I knew how they felt. Sixteen years ago I l(...)

Dubliner Conor McMeel as part of the team from Imperial College, London that won University Challenge. Photograph: BBC

A Dubliner studying for a PhD in computer science at Imperial College, London, was a member of the four-man team that won the final of the BBC’s (...)

The Great British Bake Off (left to right) Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Photograph: Channel 4/PA Wire

Once again, things are going wrong for The Great British Bake Off. It only seems like yesterday that the show ditched BBC One for Channel 4, shedding (...)

 Pointless Celebrities: Richard Osman. Photograph: Drew Gardner

It’s time to address the bias towards non-rhotic pronunciation on British quiz shows. Most of you don’t know what I’m talking about. The small percent(...)

 The controversial incident in which Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle the ball in the penalty area. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Those antiquated enough to recall the occasion Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, taking “a-dog-with-a-bone” to a whole new level, asked Michael Howard the(...)

Emma Barnett: ‘If men were tasked with producing the next generation, I think everyone would have a gynaecologist.’ Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty

In broadcaster Emma Barnett’s book Period. It’s About Bloody Time, she offers an exhaustive – not to mention exhausting – compendium of the ways perio(...)

Can we fix it?: Bob the Builder, an unlikely holder of a Christmas no 1. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Slade v Wizzard (1973) “The rivalry erupted in a custard-pie fight” – Dave Hill, guitarist, Slade Slade perform on a Christmas TV show in (...)

 TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain on the Graham Norton Show. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadiya’s Family Favourites Monday, BBC Two, 8pm Look out, Nigella: British Pakistani chef Nadiya Hussain has your crown on her ingredients list, an(...)

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