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How The Sopranos changed TV for ever

20 January 2024 9:00 am

Peter Biskind describes how a once despised medium became the definitive narrative art form of the early 21st century. But has it now passed its peak?

People of little interest: MI5’s view of left-wing intellectuals

25 June 2022 9:00 am

If MI5 had a Cold War file on you – paper in those happy days – it didn’t mean they…

Letters: A green agenda will help the economy blossom

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Eco opportunity Sir: As a North Sea oil engineer now working on the UK’s ‘green’ energy transition, I believe Ross…

It’s a scandal that the BBC can still tax anyone who owns a TV

15 June 2019 9:00 am

If I were a pensioner, I’d be a bit miffed by the BBC’s decision to end the policy of giving…

By Patten or design?

22 July 2017 9:00 am

My old friend Richard Ingrams was said always to write The Spectator’s television reviews sitting in the next-door room to…

A good man at the 1970s BBC

4 June 2016 9:00 am

When I saw this book, a biography of Huw Wheldon, who was managing director of BBC Television between 1968 and…