It’s the Bake Off competition which separates the pro-fiteroles from the amateur-fiteroles - you have to be tough to take the criticism from judges Cherish and Benoit who make Paul Hollywood look like a pussycat.
Things I have learned from watching Marcella - never ignore a blinking light on your laptop, never use the excuse that you’re dead to get out of having a job and spare a thought for serial killers who have saddled themselves with a really complicated and time-consuming modus operandi.
This week the role of critics has come under scrutiny as one long-serving reviewer revealed a racist approach to the casting of classic plays. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says that while you should disapprove of his views, banning dissenting voices is never the answer
Is it possible to manipulate someone to commit murder? It probably is if your name is Derren Brown and you’re a modern-day warlock. New to Netflix, Push is a sobering look at just how easy it is to persuade people to break their moral code.
Our writer was set a task: to watch every episode of the biggest three British soap operas for a week and report back from a position of little or no knowledge of what would be going on in each whatsoever. Did the soaps stand up as dramas to the un-addicted Cory?