The Critics

Critics should not drown this much-needed revival in emotive clichés

Radio 4 celebrates the limited talents of Joni Mitchell

Covering a French spy thriller, a documentary on Eichmann and a British government drama

Irish Gothic and Noel Coward romance on the stage, and remembering actress Hayden Gywnne

Bruckner and the German soul

On Ridley Scott’s Napoleon and the challenge of biopics

Robin Hood marked the beginning of a steep decline for the much-loved brand

The triumph of Michael Palin’s Book of the Week and the tragedy of Radio 4 comedy

Jephtha, Royal Opera House

La traviata, ENO, Coliseum