A.A Gill has been the must-read television critic in the Sunday Times 'Culture' section for more than ten years. This collection of some of the best writing from his columns is broken down into themes - Sport, Costume Drama, Detectives, Children's Television and News.
And now it's over to A.A Gill:
'Those who complain, usually from the Parnassian heights of print journalism, that TV is dumbed-down and peddles dross to the lowest common denominator, citing Big Brother or Celibate Love Island, miss the point…'
'In barely a generation, the information from television has changed the way we see the world and everyone in it. That's no small achievement. Television really does make a difference… It can bring down walls, save lives and right wrongs. It can also tell you how to put a water feature on your patio…'