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From Scream Queens to Spaced's zombie battle: our favourite TV spine-chillers
Real-life mysteries, slasher movie satire and the original Shaun of the Dead ... Guardian writers pick the best terrifying – and occasionally hilarious – TV to watch this Halloween

Ellen E Jones, Rachel Aroesti, Rhi Storer, Stuart Heritage, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Alex Mistlin

29, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Young offenders: how cast turnover made us miss the original Misfits
The sci-fi comedy about supernatural delinquents lost its way when the original heroes moved on to bigger things

Ben Gazur

29, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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From Grange Hill to Press Gang: which are the best teen shows ever?
Teen shows have long held their own in the TV schedules, thanks to gritty issues such as bullying, drugs and sex mixed in with a heady dose of melodrama – unmissable

Julia Raeside, Stuart Jeffries, Dale Berning Sawa, Benjamin Lee, Michael Hann, Emine Saner, Lanre Bakare, Lorna Cooper, Lara Williams, Iman Amrani, Grace Shutti, Sam Wollaston, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Dan Martin, Mark Lawson, David Stubbs, Rachel Aroesti and Molly Pierce

15, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Character assassinations: nine shock deaths from TV’s biggest shows
Nashville recently floored its fanbase by killing off a key character. Here are more sudden exits that still cause viewers grief

Jack Seale

21, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Why I love… actor Iwan Rheon
As sadistic Ramsay Bolton in Game Of Thrones, his eyes transmit an unholy glee as he commits a series of awful crimes

Bim Adewunmi

11, Jun, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Dog whistles, dishwasher tablets and narcotic fur: behind the scenes of sci-fi drama The Aliens
It shares weighty themes of prejudice with District 9, but the same production team that brought you Misfits and Not Safe For Work is trying to find fun among the satire

Gabriel Tate

02, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Glue: ‘Midsomer Murders without the old people’
E4’s latest flagship drama, a sexy whodunnit set in the rural home counties, is tipped to ‘do a Skins’ for its young cast

Gabriel Tate

12, Sep, 2014 @1:00 PM

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Ten reasons why we'll miss Misfits

David Renshaw: E4's Asbo-wielding superheroes are finally hanging up their orange boiler suits. Here's why they remained worth watching right to the end

David Renshaw

09, Dec, 2013 @12:53 PM

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Catch-up TV guide: from Blues America to Misfits

Blues America | Bunheads | Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed The World | Yonderland | Misfits

Gwilym Mumford

07, Dec, 2013 @6:00 AM

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On my radar: Matt Stokoe's cultural highlights

The actor tells Leah Harper about the brilliant Joe Pug, Nicolas Winding Refn, a tale of true courage and the magic of Punchdrunk

Leah Harper

10, Nov, 2013 @12:04 AM

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Misfits creator Howard Overman: Dirk Gently is another 'comic take on genre'

There's a fourth series of Misfits coming, and a US pilot created with Josh Schwartz. But first comes an adaptation of Douglas Adams's 'holistic detective' tales

Richard Vine

03, Mar, 2012 @12:03 AM

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The best television of 2011: drama

Vicky Frost: British drama had an ambitious but somewhat uneven year – while the Scandanavians produced a surprise hit. But what were your favourites?

Vicky Frost

28, Dec, 2011 @11:00 AM

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