Nick Cohen

Dickens of a Debacle

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

How to Make History Badly

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

The Triumph of the Internet

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

Self-Censorship And The BBC

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

Jon Snow and the Gilded Cage

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

All Satirical Passion Spent

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

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"