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How Ronnie Spector’s outlaw spirit and sound has echoed down the music generations | Barbara Ellen
The soul diva was an original whose legacy can be heard everywhere in pop

Barbara Ellen

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: Euphoria; Rules of the Game; Screw; After Life
Euphoria’s crazy teens return wilder than ever; the BBC’s new workplace drama should’ve kept things at the office; and it’s goodbye to Ricky Gervais’s tonally strange After Life

Barbara Ellen

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: Anne; Four Lives; Mandy; Toast of Tinseltown
Maxine Peake and Sheridan Smith are unforgettable in two painful real- life dramas, while Diane Morgan and Matt Berry return as the supremely daft Mandy and Toast

Barbara Ellen

09, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: A Very British Scandal; The Tourist; Around the World in 80 Days; Stay Close
Claire Foy scandalises for Britain, Jamie Dornan convinces in the outback and Cush Jumbo excels in Stay Close, but David Tennant’s Phileas Fogg feels sadly adrift

Barbara Ellen

02, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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From stand-in stars to tech titans: The Observer’s faces to watch in 2022
We look at who will be making headlines this year, in both a positive and negative light

Toby Helm, Robin McKie, Vanessa Thorpe, Simon Tisdall, Barry Glendenning, Suzanne Wrack, Priya Elan, Ian Tucker, Wendy Ide and Barbara Ellen

02, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Barbara Ellen’s best TV of 2021
Oprah’s tête-à-tête with the Sussexes made history, and in a year of heartbreaking dramas, Russell T Davies reigned supreme with It’s a Sin

Barbara Ellen

27, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: The Amazing Mr Blunden; The Girl Before; The Wonder Years; Emily in Paris
Mark Gatiss updates another 70s time-travelling classic; murder mystery meets 50 Shades meets Grand Designs; and The Wonder Years gets a bold reboot

Barbara Ellen

26, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: Santa Inc; And Just Like That…; David Baddiel: Social Media, Anger and Us; Impeachment: American Crime Story
Seth Rogen’s new Christmas comedy is funniest when it’s not being filthy; Samantha isn’t the only thing missing as Carrie and co return to the small screen; and David Baddiel goes to social media’s dark side

Barbara Ellen

19, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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A groundbreaking Strictly final in step with modern Britain
It was Strictly, and the BBC, at its best: everyone welcome, and everything all the better for it

Barbara Ellen

18, Dec, 2021 @10:12 PM

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The week in TV: Landscapers; The Great; You Don’t Know Me; How to Make It on OnlyFans
Olivia Colman and David Thewlis are superb as a pair of unlikely murderers on the run; The Great laughs in the face of history; and there’s only one real hero in You Don’t Know Me

Barbara Ellen

12, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Adam Peaty: ‘You have to be better than everyone else, there’s no sugar-coating it’
The 26-year-old swimmer and father-of-one swept all before him at the Tokyo Olympics… but his exit from Strictly, he admits, was humbling

Barbara Ellen

06, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Weightlifter Emily Campbell: ‘My legs were jelly… I’d achieved everything I’d dreamed of’
Her silver win with a lift of 161kg was the first ever medal for the UK in women’s weightlifting – a thrill made all the sweeter by Team GB camaraderie

Barbara Ellen

05, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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