Middlebrow TV drama like Death in Paradise is what tired viewers want and British writers do best

In broadcasting, as in literature, cynical writers devoid of self-belief are doomed to fail

Hounded out of her native Norway by radical Islamists, Deeyah tells stories the leftist media dare not

The BBC’s managers thought they could kill the Savile sex abuse story. Now it is coming back to haunt them

Tom Holland’s film on the origins of Islam deserves praise for not shying away from controversy

The Thick Of It wasn’t daring. Its supposedly iconoclastic writer was just mooing with the herd

The BBC’s suffocating conformism, petty prohibitions and woozy moralism are the enemy of creativity

With extraordinary credulity the great and the good fell for far-left lies about Serbian atrocities

Strangely, it is easier to write a state-of-the-nation drama if you set it in the past

With the tabloids’ public interest defence in tatters, the BBC should beware falling into the same trap