Sinclair McKay

Finally tired of London

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Iain Sinclair is leaving London — like the croakiest of the ravens taking flight from the Tower. It is a…

Spies in the spotlight

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Spying is a branch of philosophy, although you would never guess it from that expression on Daniel Craig’s face. Its…

Turing, Snow White and the poisoned apple

9 May 2015 9:00 am

As a young student, the atheist Alan Turing — disorientated with grief over the death of his first love Christopher…

EastEnders wanted to show Thatcher’s Britain. These days it would make Maggie proud

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Albert Square full of Thatcherites? You ’avin a larf? No, it’s true. EastEnders, conceived 30 years ago partly as a…

Alan Turing's last victory

13 December 2014 9:00 am

‘So were you levitating with rage by the end?’ I asked her. She — a veteran of Bletchley Park —…

Why Doctor Who is secretly Tony Benn

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Who inspired Who? Leave aside for one moment the hyperventilating BBC enthronement of Peter Capaldi, though we shall return to…