10 TV shows to watch in 2018

From Patrick Melrose to Alan Partridge

12 Jan 2018

I made a joke book on Trump – but no one’s laughing

Why do I keep making gags I’m not supposed to?

29 Nov 2017

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

30 Oct 2017

Binge-watching television linked with insomnia and fatigue

Young adults who binge-watch television series are more likely to have fatigue, insomnia and a generally poor quality of sleep,…

From warhead to sore head

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

23 Mar 2017

What it’s like to be on Mastermind

From the first phone call to the semi-finals

23 Mar 2017

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

1 Mar 2017

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

8 Nov 2016

Yet more reasons not to plonk your child in front of the telly

Young children who watch too much television are at risk of social isolation and violent behaviour at the age of…

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

21 Sep 2016

Binge watching TV ‘could kill you’ so take a break from that box set

Adults who spend over five hours watching television a day are more than twice as likely to die as a…

My life as a Gogglebox star

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

23 Mar 2016

Mindful munching: listening to yourself eat ‘will make you eat less’

New research suggests that if you want to lose weight you should listen to yourself eat. Paying attention to the…

Watching TV for three hours a day raises your risk of an early death

According to research published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, too much time spent watching…

My nail-bar nightmare

I just needed some flashy fingers for my new sitcom. I got more than I bargained for

22 Oct 2015