The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

 Mary, Mel and Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You air on BBC1 on Christmas Eve.  Photograph: Emilie Sandy/BBC

I have previewed next week’s television so you can forgo binge watching and instead spend time talking to your family, who love you, apparently. ‘Mar(...)

Faking it: Jodie Whittaker plays a nurse pretending to be an A&E doctor

Just as the rise of the mobile phone obliterated one reliable predicament of the horror movie (“The phone line’s dead!”), so the prevalence of interne(...)

Prince Charles and Princess Diana  on their wedding day on July 29th, 1981. Photograph: RC/HO REUTERS

Diana: In Her Own Words Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm As publicity goes, it was a bumper week for Channel 4, which couldn’t have asked for more opinion piece(...)

‘Plenty of women get the joke that Jodie Whittaker’s first adventure as the new Dr Who will be politely correcting everyone who calls her ‘Nurse’.’ Photograph: Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images

Aha! In a flash, a man has solved the mystery of the gender pay gap. A Very Important Man. A man appointed by the British government to co-chair an in(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play  Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. Photograph: Colin Hutton/BBC/PA Wire

In 2010, Helen Mirren put a wind up Shakespeare purists – who are even stuffier and more numerous than instinct might suggest – by starring in a film (...)

Jessica Fletcher, a hero steeped in death

So the new Time Lord is Jodie Whittaker. The columnist pretends to splutter tea. What? A Time Lady! A Doctress! A Whoman! I mean, can women even be do(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The actress (35), will take over from Pete(...)

If you are a man of a certain age (and I probably do mean “man”), there may be a teenage boy buried within your psyche who feels “they really just (...)

Former getaway driver Steve (Rafe Spall) has just been released from prison and is being keenly watched by his officious parole officer (The Thick (...)

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