Newsnight

War of the Worlds is as bad as Doctor Who

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Edwardian England deserved everything it got from those killer Martian invaders. Or so I learned from the BBC’s latest adaptation…

Prince Andrew should have married someone like my wife

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Like many people, I watched Prince Andrew’s Newsnight meltdown with mounting disbelief. Why had he agreed to do it? It…

Donald Trump isn’t to blame for America’s mass shootings

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s latest bout…

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

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

Rachel Johnson’s diary: My brother’s whopping tax return

16 April 2016 9:00 am

With hindsight maybe it was silly for me to bleat, ‘As everyone knows, the Johnsons are neither posh nor rich’…

I want to see President Trump – if only because of who he’d annoy

6 February 2016 9:00 am

I suppose spite and schadenfreude are thinnish reasons, intellectually, for wishing Donald Trump to become the next American president (and…

Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

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…

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…

An ex-fascist or two isn't the BBC's problem. Its boss class is

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Duncan Weldon’s past – as a Labour adviser and elsewhere – doesn’t affect his ability to do the job

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…

Boring politicians are a threat to democracy. That means you, Rachel Reeves

14 September 2013 9:00 am

I’ve never met the woman that the Newsnight editor Ian Katz this week accidentally described as ‘boring, snoring Rachel Reeves’,…

Kirsty Wark’s diary: On the Caledonian sleeper, the new Donna Tartt, and a week of Edinburgh shows

24 August 2013 9:00 am

There isn’t a Scottish politician in living memory who hasn’t been on the Caledonian Sleeper. I always imagined Donald Dewar…