Watch Jonathan Meades On Wednesday

I have only the vaguest idea that Jonathan Meades’s new three part series is about our Scottish friends, but anything by him is worth viewing. 9pm BBC 2 Wednesday is the date.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens