Can fact-checking help save politics?
Theresa May's former comms chief says it cannot; an ex-head of BBC Television News says it can
What teaching philosophy taught me about BBC balance
What chance of a better future if we fail to maintain spaces where radical disagreement can be explored?
Ignore the BBC bashers: the Corporation has had a good, old-fashioned election
It’s taken grief from all sides, just as it should. But not only has the national broadcaster learned a few new tricks, above all it has proven the value of a well-prepared interview
Johnson interview: how the BBC failed to uphold robust journalistic practice
Consent for the licence fee depends on showing integrity in tough times, says a former head of BBC television news
What would people be surprised to learn about Emily Maitlis? "I have facial blindness"
The Newsnight presenter also confesses her most awkward on-air moment
What’s on television in November 2019—My Grandparents’ War and The Irishman
Plus the BBC's The Novels that Shaped Our World
The last interview with Bryan Magee
A great public intellectual passed away last month. Magee spent his life wonderstruck by the sheer fact of existence, for questions about the nature of reality are “obviously the most important and interesting there are”
The best television in July 2019—Catch-22 and Dark Mon£y
Plus APOLLO: Missions to the Moon & Moon Landing Live
Clive James on saving figure skating—and why poet Les Murray should have won the Nobel
When I first read Les Murray's poetry, an unfamiliar feeling of humility overwhelmed me
Letters, May 2019
Readers respond to the April issue
“This Time” is not the best of British TV or Alan Partridge—and it undermines both to claim otherwise
Let’s not pretend Steve Coogan is at his peak just because the apocalypse is nigh
The Prospect editorial—Breaking point
Our political and constitutional order is ripe for a reckoning