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
Generation Kill, its critics and the messy reality of war
With audiences turning to the online world, television is caught in a deadly web
The Wire may be the best television ever made, but is it truly Dickensian?
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