David Herman

David Herman is a freelance writer based in London. He has written for The Guardian, TLS, The New Statesman and Prospect

From the small screen to the stage, Alan Bennett has been the poet of awkwardness and isolation

A fine survey of the life and work of Isiah Berlin

In 2021, is the state of the Booker still “not serious stuff”?

Spare us the sentimental tosh about working-class sport, tradition and community

Murray Walker was the last of the great sports commentators who brought us unforgettable sporting moments and catchphrases which delighted a generation

The BAFTA film awards have seen plenty of diversity in recent years, but have gone down in film history as the least diverse film awards ever. Why?

Under Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s news and current affairs output has let us down again and again

British philosophy has become much more interesting, but they just don’t make philosophers like they used to

Play for Today was a milestone in the history of TV drama