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    1. November 5, 2014

      Russell Brand may irritate but many are listening to him

      Russell Brand is a twerp. You need not take my word for it. That is his description of himself, near the end of his book...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Fighting the last war. - Of Moby Ben, the Washington Whale. - Why a QE-only approach to demand...

    1. October 31, 2014

      Chomsky happens to think highly of the FT

      Sir, Lucy Kellaway might have done well to inform Russell Brand that Noam Chomsky, who appeared in the edition of the New...

    2. October 31, 2014

      ‘Frankenstein and the Vampyre’, BBC 2

      As a range of experts clarify their frame of reference, one fears the worst. Byron, Shelley, their loves and groupies...

    3. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Why the eurozone suffers from a Germany problem. - “The slowdown in long run growth in the developed...

    4. October 24, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Russell Brand

      Towards the end of lunch with Russell Brand, in the course of which the comedian has called on everyone to stop paying...

    5. October 1, 2013

      Katy Perry, Roundhouse, London – review

      The last time Katy Perry played London the stage was decorated with pink candy floss and giant lollipops, a sickly odour of...

    6. March 27, 2013

      Your career management questions answered

      Following last week’s column that questioned whether jokes about the Pope are acceptable in the office, another reader asks:...

    7. September 27, 2012

      Hacking claimants drop damages bid

      More than 150 phone-hacking claimants including Cherie Blair and Russell Brand dropped their bid for exemplary damages on...

    8. June 14, 2012

      Send this cop film to a correction facility

      The week’s most engrossing film is the most ill-finished. Polisse, a French documentary-style drama about a Child Protection...

    9. March 19, 2012

      Thompson to leave BBC stronger but poorer

      Mark Thompson, who will step down as BBC director-general after this summer’s London Olympics, took over the running of the...

    10. January 6, 2012

      St Trinian’s artist whose comic genius inspired a generation

      Having barely survived nearly four years in Japanese prisoner of war camps, Ronald Searle became one of the world’s finest...

    11. March 20, 2011

      Katy Perry, Hammersmith Apollo, London

      Lollipop star: Katy Perry There was a time when Katy Perry was a Christian rock-singing teenager from a God-fearing...

    12. March 11, 2011

      British institutions: the BBC

      A few minutes to 10pm in Studio N6 and the most striking thing is the serenity. Newspapers on deadline often give the...

    13. March 9, 2011

      Lyons warns BBC to remain vigilant

      Sir Michael Lyons will this evening give his valedictory speech as BBC Trust Chairman in which he is expected to say that...

    14. November 25, 2010

      20 questions: Stephen Webster, jeweller

      The London-based jeweller’s profile soared after he made the wedding rings for Madonna and Guy Ritchie 10 years ago. From a...

    15. August 28, 2010

      Katy Perry: Teenage Dream

      Katy Perry Teenage Dream (Virgin) Katy Perry, she of the burlesque outfits, “I Kissed a Girl” naughtiness and impending...

    16. July 14, 2010

      Lions Gate enters battle to buy MGM

      The battle for control of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has become a three-way fight after Lions Gate Entertainment submitted a merger...

    17. July 10, 2010

      The perfect response to phoney outrage

      Channel 4’s favourite self-appellation is “edgy”. Edgy – working on the edge of the acceptable – is how C4 wishes to be seen...

    18. June 24, 2010

      Beauty and the Brand

      The smash-hit American comedy Get him to the Greek stars the British stand-up comedian Russell Brand as a once-famous rock...

    19. June 23, 2010

      Film releases: June 25

      Panic and mayhem: Jonah Hill and Russell Brand star in ‘Get him to the Greek’ Get him to the Greek () stars the British...

    20. February 8, 2010

      BBC spent £230m on its talent

      The BBC is to announce on Tuesday that the amount it spent on talent in the year to March 2009 reached £230m.This pool of...

    21. January 8, 2010

      Show's over Jonathan Ross decides not to renew BBC contract

      The BBC has parted company with Jonathan Ross, its most highly paid entertainer, in a move that is likely to bolster the...

    22. January 8, 2010

      Bankers and Jonathan Ross have a lot in common

      Jonathan Ross is to the BBC what City bankers are to the British economy. Consider the parallels. In 2006, the entertainer...

    23. January 7, 2010

      Bankers and Jonathan Ross have a lot in common

      Jonathan Ross is to the BBC what City bankers are to the British economy. Consider the parallels.In 2006, the entertainer...

    24. January 7, 2010

      BBC parts company with Jonathan Ross

      The BBC has parted company with Jonathan Ross, its most highly paid entertainer, in a move that is likely to bolster the...

    25. October 8, 2009

      BBC seeks views on rude language

      The BBC wants audiences to tell it whether and when it can use the most obscene language in its programming, the...

    26. July 11, 2009

      BBC comedy is no laughing matter

      The BBC had three comedy series running this week, none of which were funny. It’s a serious matter when the financial and...

    27. June 6, 2009

      The Diary: Rory Bremner

      While the world weathers recession, Bremner, Bird and Fortune is experiencing its own credit crunch. With our budget cut by...

    28. April 4, 2009

      Record fine for BBC over Brand affair

      Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, heavily fined the BBC yesterday and criticised the publicly funded broadcaster for...

    29. April 3, 2009

      BBC fined £150,000 for Ross-Brand prank

      The BBC was hit by the heaviest fine in its history on Friday when Ofcom levied a £150,000 penalty over an incident in which...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2009

      Protest in the City, in pictures, part one

      FT Alphaville was there to document the discord, in disguise naturally. Bit of police man-handling by Cannon Street...

    31. March 29, 2009

      Tunng with Tinariwen, Koko, London

      “This is a song about a legendary Touareg freedom fighter who died in a helicopter crash in 1985,” offers Mike Lindsay,...

    32. January 31, 2009

      Where low humour meets high culture

      Ihad thought the conventional thing: that the fuss over Jonathan Ross's and Russell Brand's obscene call to Andrew Sachs...

    33. January 3, 2009

      Say what you like - but don't ask me to pay

      The TV year slunk out like a skunk, but even odours have their uses. Channel 4's decision to give the world's leading...

    34. January 3, 2009

      Say what you like – but don’t ask me to pay

      The TV year slunk out like a skunk, but even odours have their uses. Channel 4’s decision to give the world’s leading...

    35. November 25, 2008

      Former Radio 2 chief to join Universal Music

      Lesley Douglas, the former controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music who resigned amid the row over Russell Brand and...

    36. November 14, 2008

      Alarming bad taste broadcasts

      Last weekend, a lavish, even a humiliating, apology was broadcast by the BBC. It concerned two of their most prominent star...

    37. November 13, 2008

      Alarming bad taste broadcasts

      Last weekend, a lavish, even a humiliating, apology was broadcast by the BBC. It concerned two of its most prominent star...

    38. November 11, 2008

      Bad publicity today is old news tomorrow

      Watching the BBC’s difficulties over its recent Radio 2 broadcast by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, I felt an overwhelming...

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