"Fictional detectives generally try to win our attention by pointedly not playing it by the book." David McVey looks at maverick cops.
...other programmes to be taken into consideration. In the 1970s Andrew Cobby was skipping school (again). This time to watch 'Crown Court', as well as some more classic daytime television
Downbeat Endings - are they preparation for life? Why the British psyche isn't our fault
Known in the short form as PIFs, they were government-commissioned television commercials mainly, but not exclusively, aimed at children that had begun on television in the 1960s. But the 70s were most definitely their heyday, and you may even have found yourself recently quoting them without even realising it
Daniel Tessier reviews his definitive modern Doctor Who story. The Doctor takes Martha to New Earth, where humanity lives on a planet that is stuck in a perpetual gridlock.
John Winterson Richards reviews his definitive episode of BVS. A mouthless demon infects Buffy with the ability to hear everyone's thoughts, but what starts out as a useful power soon turns into a curse.
After an accident in the engine room of the Defiant apparently claims the life of Benjamin Sisko, Jake lives out his life in an endless quest to locate his father.
In the town of San Junipero, California, an introverted young girl and a free-spirited party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of time
We asked two writers to choose 5 ‘must see’ British television shows - here are the ten that deserve a place in Television Heaven...
John Winterson Richards chooses a single episode of the epic series that ticked all the boxes. It had drama, humour, violence...and one very tough Russian...