Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen

Documentaries now focus on the emotions of the presenter. There’s nothing good to be said for this

The Islam Channel employs a ‘‘rapid rebuttal service’’ run by top libel lawyers. Why?

The Devil’s Whore fails to acknowledge the role of religious passions in the Civil War

Little Dorrit‘s uncanny similarities to today’s financial crisis makes it more suitable for adaptation than much of modern literature

Far from revealing what has gone wrong with American politics, Simon Schama’s new series shows what has gone wrong with British television

With audiences turning to the online world, television is caught in a deadly web

The London Bombers was a major drama-documentary about 7/7 of which the BBC should have been proud

Channel 4 News’s anchorman has to disguise his political bias as neutrality, a pretence that is both insidious and unmanly

Thatcherism provoked great TV but the makers of Headcases are too liberal, too condescending and not nearly angry enough