Arts & Ents

TV & Radio

  • In The Young Ones, Rik was famous for his poetry, writing about Cliff Richard and totalitarian vegetables, but if he'd ever extended his talents to drama, The Casual Vacancy (BBC1) is what he'd have come up with.

  • The new 13-parter Critical (Tuesday, Sky 1, 9pm) is the most graphic television drama I have ever seen.

  • After two series on Radio 4, BBC One has now commissioned a TV pilot of Jack Docherty's sitcom, Stop/Start, from BBC Scotland's Comedy Department.