10 TV shows to watch in 2018

From Patrick Melrose to Alan Partridge

How Brass Eye skewered our hysterical media age

Two decades after it first aired, no other satire has come close to matching Chris Morris’s prescient masterpiece

From warhead to sore head

I was drop-dead drunk and arguing against my own side about nuclear weapons. On live TV

What it’s like to be on Mastermind

From the first phone call to the semi-finals

Jordan Spieth playing at the Masters, Augusta, in 2015

The Diary: your essential what’s on guide

Your indispensable guide to the best theatre, film, sport, restaurants and much more

Prue Leith: a perfect choice for Great British Bake Off

New presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding face a tough task replacing Mel and Sue

How to get the best service in restaurants

Fred Sirieix from First Dates offers essential tips for ensuring you receive the best treatment when sitting down for dinner

Ten TV programmes to watch this autumn

From true crime to sci-fi sitcoms, there’s plenty of new television to keep you entertained in the coming months

My life as a Gogglebox star

Being on TV while watching TV is no route to riches, but it brings unexpected rewards