While woeful arts coverage on ITV and the BBC looks beyond saving, the two Sky Arts channels offer brave, and often unpredictable, film-making

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

Rupert Murdoch’s critics will never concede that the tycoon has any merits — but our media would be worse off without him

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

Culture has never been in better shape, boasts our leading arts broadcaster — but only if you focus on soap operas and sport

Politics is great drama, as Borgen, a fine Danish series, shows. So why do British scriptwriters ignore it?

The stars have been axed because they tried to push their show an inch upmarket