jeremy Paxman

I have no clue what's going on but can't wait to find out: BBC1's The Capture reviewed

7 September 2019 9:00 am

How did the police ever solve any crimes before CCTV? That was the question which sprang to mind watching the…

The Royals in 1972. Photo: Press Association

Watch Paxo set a new PB for lip-curling: Paxman On The Queen’s Children reviewed

9 February 2019 9:00 am

You might well expect a royal documentary on Channel 5 to be unashamedly gossipy. You might also expect it to…

The idiot box: how the allure of working in TV ruined Britain

28 October 2017 9:00 am

So many bright minds are wasted in the vacuous world of TV

Theresa May’s Twelve Steps programme for national recovery

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It is hard to be shocked by anything in these tumultuous times, but I was brought up short by the…

Greece is the word for Paul Mason and Labour

3 November 2016 9:00 am

After years keeping his radical politics off the air, TV journalist Paul Mason aims to turn Corbyn’s Labour into a Syriza-style mass movement. By Alex Wickham

My life as a Gogglebox star

26 March 2016 9:00 am

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

Letters: A defence of Catholicism

11 April 2015 9:00 am

In defence of Catholicism Sir: Michael Gove gives an excellent defence of Christianity (4 April), but his embarrassment about the…

In defence of Christianity

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Churchgoers face a tidal wave of negativity in modern Britain

Dark thoughts: Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell

Could it be that Wolf Hall is actually the teeniest bit dull?

31 January 2015 9:00 am

In January 1958, the British government began working on the significantly titled Operation Hope Not: its plans for what to…

Spectator letters: All Things Bright and Beautiful, oligarchs and school fees, and Songs of Praise

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Times past Sir: ‘Imagine,’ says Hugo Rifkind in his excellent piece on the power of Google (29 November), ‘that there was…

Mary Beard vs Jeremy Paxman

11 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Did you find it a good read?’ asked Harrriett Gilbert. An incredibly long drawn-out sigh from Mr Paxman. ‘I think…

Evan Davies is SO not Jeremy Paxman (thank God)

4 October 2014 9:00 am

It’s unusual for somebody promoting his own television programme to tell you not to watch it, but that’s what Evan…

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

13 September 2014 9:00 am

I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say…

Your starter for ten: why do we Brits so love University Challenge?

12 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Fingers on buzzers!’ says Jeremy Paxman on University Challenge. But technically this is inaccurate. Only one of the teams actually…

Without Paxman, the BBC will have just one interrogator: John Humphrys

10 May 2014 9:00 am

In a double blow for the beleaguered BBC, the corporation has lost three of its most compelling attractions in little…

Jeremy Paxman's Great War is great. But is 2,500 hours of WW1 programming too much?

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Why are we so fascinated by the first world war? As its 100th anniversary approaches, we’re already mired in arguments…

Damian McBride: Why I clutched at my trousers in front of Jeremy Paxman

28 September 2013 9:00 am

They say nothing beats the feeling of seeing your book in print. But for me, the proudest moment was presenting…