Jools Holland

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A broken record: why music TV deserves more than Jools Holland
In 2021, the 63-year-old is still the nation’s pop gatekeeper. Why won’t broadcasters give viewers what they want, rather than yet another tedious episode of Later…?

Phil Harrison

04, Oct, 2021 @1:38 PM

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TV tonight: celebrate a decade of Robert Popper’s sitcom Friday Night Dinner
Come for the insight, stay for the behind-the-scenes footage of the late Paul Ritter. Plus: Mary Beard goes inside culture. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Damon Wise

28, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: it's all go in espionage drama Deutschland 89
Martin is approached by a raft of initialed organisations. Plus: a special edition of Gardenders’ World. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

12, Mar, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Stuck at home on New Year's Eve? Here's what to watch on TV
The Thames fireworks may be off, but Jools Holland, Graham Norton and co in the UK will still be vying for your sozzled attention

Toby Moses

31, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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TV tonight: how will you celebrate the end of 2020?
The celebs are out in force to see in the new year, from Tom Hanks on Graham Norton to Tom Jones on Jools’ Hootenanny. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

31, Dec, 2020 @6:20 AM

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Charlotte Ritchie: 'Watching people eat on TV is absurd'
The star of Ghosts, Fresh Meat and Call The Midwife on the pomposity of MasterChef and the children’s TV villain who still haunts her

Interview by Hannah J Davies

15, Sep, 2020 @11:15 AM

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‘You need a ringleader who’s happy to say: shut up Lily Allen' – five ways to make a girl band
Peter Loraine, who came up with the Spice Girls nicknames, helped create Girls Aloud and managed the Saturdays, talks girl-group chemistry

Peter Loraine, as told to Michael Cragg

05, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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How Jools Holland’s seasonal lies ruined the annual Hootenanny
Once it was revealed that the ‘live’ show was in fact a pre-record, the glamour of spending NYE with your favourite musicians lost its appeal

Henry Yates

31, Dec, 2018 @12:59 PM

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Jools Holland webchat – your questions answered on punk, Amy Winehouse and his favourite rapper
The bandleader and television presenter has tickled ivories with the biggest names in music. He told us which musician he’s most in awe of, what late legend he’d like to spend eternity with and his peculiar fear of dying

21, Nov, 2017 @1:05 PM

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The week in TV: Rellik; Liar; The Other One; Static; Tribes; Predators and Me; The A-Z of Later… With Jools Holland
Two masterly thrillers by sibling co-writers battled it out, and a wry comedy about a bigamist’s daughters made for a wild half hour

Euan Ferguson

17, Sep, 2017 @5:59 AM

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Some Fantastic Place by Chris Difford review – Squeeze v David Cameron
The co-writer of Up the Junction and other pop classics recounts his career from working-class roots to stardom

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

31, Aug, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Tom Jones set for Proms debut singing soul to celebrate Stax records
Singer will join Booker T Jones and Sam Moore on Royal Albert Hall stage for concert led by Jools Holland

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Jul, 2017 @6:00 AM

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