On the set of the BBC’s recent adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, I realised that his most controversial book is as important as ever

The rich, varied, and absorbing life, and careers, of John Freeman

The stifling right-wing press has adopted a cultish refusal to publish one good word about the BBC

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, superbly adapted for television, is brilliant because it defies easy definition

The Corporation’s reporting and investigations are still essential-but now they are threatened from within 

The great provocateur – Joan Rivers

Celebrity presenters such as Jon Snow reject impartiality. But the news must not be twisted

Revisiting the unsurpassed TV glories of The Forsyte Saga

The presenter the BBC chooses to remake Kenneth Clark’s seminal series has a tough act to follow

‘I know that my obituary will read “Lipman Gets Cut Off”, but I honestly thought the BT ‘ology commercials were toasted bagels-until Nigel Farage brought it all back’